Taft Stettinius & Hollister
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|Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP|
|No. of offices||8|
|No. of attorneys||More than 300|
|No. of employees||More than 600|
|Major practice areas||Business & Finance, Business Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, Corporate, Environmental, Health Care & Life Sciences, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Patent Law, Public Law, Real Estate, Tax, Trusts & Estates, Trademark, Workers' Compensation|
|Key people||Thomas T. Terp, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee|
|Founder||Worthington, Stettinius & Strong; Taft & Taft|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is a large corporate law firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the National Law Journal's 2012 rankings of the 350 biggest firms in the United States, Taft is the 159th largest law firm in the United States.
Company profile 
Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Beijing, China. The firm practices across a wide range of industries. Taft is generally recognized for extertise in the following areas of law: Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences: Personal Services; Real Estate and Tax law. 
Practice areas 
As of 2012, Taft has more than 260 attorneys engaging in the general practice of law. Taft serves as general counsel for clients of any size, public and private, and from local to international in scope.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP roots are in Worthington & Strong, a Cincinnati law partnership founded in 1885 by Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong. John L. Stettinius and John B. Hollister joined the firm after its founding and it then became known as Worthington, Strong, Stettinius & Hollister. In January 1923, Judge Worthington died, and in the following year, the young firm of Taft & Taft—headed by brothers Robert A. Taft and Charles P. Taft II, sons of former President William Howard Taft, joined with the older firm becoming Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Like Judge Worthington, the Tafts were also engaged in public and political service. Robert was a United States Senator from 1939 to 1953 and Charles was a longtime member of the Cincinnati City Council, in addition to serving as mayor of the city from 1955 to 1957. The firm came to have not only local prominence, but national stature as well. The firm's labor department led by J. Mack Swigert was instrumental in helping Senator Taft draft 1947’s ground-breaking Taft-Hartley Act.
Taft has grown to more than 300 attorneys and legal professionals. The firm has been heavily involved in the life of Ohio, having worked on projects including the Cincinnati Union Terminal, the Carew Tower, Kings Island, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Paul Brown Stadium. The firm has also represented Pete Rose, the Cincinnati Bengals, Gibson Greetings in its groundreaking suit against Bankers Trust involving financial derivatives, and the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament.
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Columbus, Ohio
- Dayton, Ohio
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Covington, Kentucky
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Beijing, China
- The NLJ 350
- "Profile of Professional Organization Contributors Taft Stettinius & Hollister". The National Law Review. The National Law Forum, LLC. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
- "Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Organizational Profile". The National Law Review. April 5, 2013.
- Peale, Cliff (September 4, 2000). "Local lawyer had role in labor law". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
Secondary sources 
- Patterson, James T. Mr. Republican: A Biography of Robert A. Taft (1972), standard scholarly biography, discusses the law firm at 108-109, 128-129