Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Legal Services | Pennsylvania, USA
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Since our establishment in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has provided quality legal counsel to our clients enabling them to accomplish more. In recent years, our practice has grown into a national firm that services clients from coast-to-coast, as well as internationally. Today's full-service practice, with more than 750 attorneys, continues the standards established by our founding partners over a decade ago, which are efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive solutions for clients.

Our firm's commitment to quality service extends from our highly-skilled attorneys to our experienced professional staff. By establishing relationships based on trust, communication and responsiveness, we tailor our service to ensure our clients' current needs are met while also anticipating future ones.

Lawyers Worldwide: 782

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Michael  R.  Schofield

Michael R. Schofield

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dinsmore Compliance Services


Inspecting Floors Every 15 Minutes May Defeat a “Constructive Notice” Argument in Florida Slip/Trip and Fall Lawsuits

In a 2023 trip and fall case, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant Wal-Mart. Kozlowski v. Wal-Mart Stores E., LP, No. 5:21-cv-261-ACC-PRL, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116861 (M.D. Fla. May 19, 2023). The plaintiff alleged that she tripped due to humps and ripples in a floor mat at the front entrance of the store. Over an hour of CCTV footage was provided as evidence, demonstrating that due to foot traffic, the floor mat would incrementally move toward the automatic doors at the entrance. If the mat reached the threshold of the doors, the doors’ movement could in fact cause humps/ripples to develop in the mat...

No Retaliatory Intent Needed: SCOTUS Eases Requirements for SOX Whistleblower Claims

The Supreme Court of the United States recently unanimously reversed the 2nd Circuit’s ruling on an employee asserting a retaliation claim under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”). Now, employees asserting a retaliation claim under SOX need to only show that their protected activity was a contributing factor in the adverse employment action. An employee does not have to prove that the employer had retaliatory or discriminatory intent to prove retaliation under SOX...

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Dinsmore Earns Expanded Rankings from World Trademark Review

For the third year in a row, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s trademark group has been recognized by World Trademark Review with a Gold ranking for Ohio in its annual WTR 1000 for 2024. For the first time, the group received recognition beyond Ohio and saw the largest number of Dinsmore attorneys receive individual rankings, including one who earned a national recognition on WTR’s first ever Transactions and Licensing list. Dinsmore is one of just three law firms in Ohio this year to earn a Gold ranking. The group also received a Bronze ranking in Illinois. Firms that “undertake the most sophisticated work” earn a Gold status, according to the publication...

Nick Transier Appointed to Lead Firm’s San Diego Office

After a year in which it expanded its presence in California by merging with Mulvaney Barry Beatty Linn & Mayers LLP, as well as attracted new talent to its Los Angeles office, national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announces a new chapter in San Diego with the appointment of Nick Transier to office managing partner. A market-leading patent attorney and former systems engineer for two Fortune 500 companies, Nick assumes the leadership position on Monday. He takes over from Joe Leventhal who has led the establishment of Dinsmore as a trusted community partner on the West Coast, and has grown the office exponentially to enhance its client service offerings...

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