Thompson Hine Named “Ohio Litigation Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation Two Years in a Row

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce it has been recognized by
Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation as its Firm of the Year in Ohio
for the second consecutive year. The publication also recommended the
firm in Georgia and Washington, D.C.

“Thompson Hine distinguishes itself in Ohio with its strong bench of
litigators and its unique, award-winning SmartPaTH® program,
which focuses on delivering value and efficiency for clients,” said
Jonathan McReynolds, publisher of Benchmark Litigation. “It is
rare that we select a firm as Firm of the Year for two years in a row.
Thompson Hine has set a high bar for firms engaging in litigation.”

According to one of the Thompson Hine clients interviewed by Euromoney
in its survey, “Thompson Hine brings more quality to bear in business
litigation. The firm’s internal communication and coordination is
superior to the other firms as well. The firm’s lawyers not only have
excellent litigation and trial skills, but they are highly intelligent
and savvy, they manage the cases efficiently (including costs) and
effectively, and they all provide ongoing strategy and practical advice
needed to obtain the best resolutions.”

In addition, 18 lawyers from Thompson Hine were recently selected for
inclusion in Benchmark Litigation 2016. The guide’s rankings are
the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive
interviews with corporate clients hiring lawyers to handle their
litigation. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the
market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

“We are proud of the successes we continue to achieve for our clients,”
said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner. “They rely on us
to address their most important business challenges and achieve
meaningful results. As we deliver these results, we focus on managing
litigation costs, aligning results with our clients’ business objectives
and staffing the right talent at the right cost.”

Highlights of recent national litigation successes include:

  • Defeating class certification in a putative class action involving
    allegedly defective decking material.
  • Serving as national counsel in vinyl chloride litigation for many of
    the largest chemical companies and their trade association in a
    significant number of wrongful death claims.
  • Obtaining a jury verdict awarding compensatory damages, punitive
    damages and a permanent injunction against a former employee relating
    to a breach of duty of loyalty and violation of the terms of a
    noncompetition agreement.
  • Obtaining a temporary restraining order and ultimately a permanent
    injunction (in a case of first impression), preventing an operator of
    a camera-equipped drone from filming a major regional public
  • Defeating class certification in a putative class action involving
    allegations of overcharging for medical record reproduction services.
  • Successfully representing financial institutions and mortgage
    servicers in more than 25 appellate cases in the U.S. Sixth Circuit
    and Ohio District Courts of Appeal, and achieving victory in two cases
    before the Ohio Supreme Court, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Horn
    and SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Lewis.
  • Obtaining a jury verdict in favor of a construction manager in a
    multimillion-dollar litigation involving the construction of a luxury
    high-rise condominium building.
  • Obtaining a defense verdict at trial in a wrongful death action on
    behalf of an aircraft engine component manufacturer.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel for dozens of ship owners in the trial
    phase of multidistrict litigation.
  • Defending a large chemical company in a mass action with over 400
    plaintiffs arising out of alleged environmental exposure.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms 2015:
New working models” by The Financial Times. The firm also is one
of the top 4 U.S. firms for Client Focus and among the top 15 firms for
Client Service Excellence in an independent survey of more than 300
in-house counsel. For 3 straight years, Thompson Hine has distinguished
itself in all areas of Service Delivery Innovation and is one of only 5
firms noted in the BTI Brand Elite for “making changes to improve
the client experience.” The firm’s commitment to innovation is embodied
in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH® – a smarter way to work –
predictable, efficient and aligned with client goals. Key components of
SmartPaTH include Legal Project Management, Value-Based Pricing,
Flexible Staffing and Process Efficiency. For more information, please


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Sheila Turner, 202-263-4132