Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

The Calfee Building, 1405 East Sixth Street | Cleveland | OH | 44114

Phone: 216-622-8200 | Fax: 216-241-0816

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Year of establishment 1903 Number of partners 82
Number of offices 4 Partner to associate ratio 2.30
Biggest office Cleveland Percentage of women attorneys 16.50
Number of attorneys 147 Percentage of minority attorneys 3.20
Number of associates 35
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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: As this organization is revenue oriented so you will get a mix of good projects as well as bad projects. Choosing the right projects depends on your ability, so be cautious and work hard.

Pros: Nice place to work that puts the worker first and allows a fair bit of autonomy. Opportunities for advancement are also excellent. Good people within the organization and a seemingly genuine desire to help new employee.

Cons: Environment is friendly but the management is very goal oriented. The operation side of the business is not in sync with customer service.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service corporate law firm with more than 150 attorneys located throughout our Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio offices. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, we also offer international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 21,000 attorneys located in more than 100 countries. Calfee has been providing meaningful legal counsel in matters that are critical to the success of our clients since 1903. Our focus is primarily on business services, business transactions, government relations, intellectual property and commercial litigation. Our lawyers routinely represent a wide spectrum of private and public organizations, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, governments and individuals, including: Privately held businesses Publicly held corporations Financial institutions State of Ohio, public agencies, counties and municipalities Venture capital companies Investment banking firms Broker-dealers and underwriters Health care organizations Public/private partnerships Professional service organizations Insurance companies Educational institutions

Practice Areas

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business Services
  • Compliance Services
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Succession Planning
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Energy And Natural Resources
  • Oil
  • Gas & Shale
  • Entertainment
  • Media And The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Environmental: Clean Air Act
  • Environmental: Clean Water Act
  • Environmental: Solid And Hazardous Waste
  • Estate And Succession Planning
  • Franchising
  • Health Care And Life Sciences
  • Health Care Reform Response Team
  • International
  • Labor And Employment
  • Partnerships
  • Llcs And Joint Ventures
  • Public
  • Private Partnerships
  • Tax
  • Warnings
  • Labeling And Products Regulation
  • Workers' Compensation And Osha
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Restructuring And Insolvency
  • Commercial Business And Finance
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities And Capital Markets
  • Government
  • Calfee Strategic Solutions
  • Energy Industry Team
  • Federal Government Contract And Agency Regulation
  • Government Relations And Legislation
  • Public Law And Finance
  • Public Utilities And Telecommunications
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • Information Technology
  • Patents
  • Technology Transfer
  • Trademark
  • Litigation
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation Counseling And Litigation
  • Appellate Proceedings Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business
  • Corporate And Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Environmental: Litigation & Enforcement
  • Federal Contracts And Regulatory Matters
  • Health Care And Life Sciences Litigation
  • Information Technology Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor And Employment Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Public Law Litigation
  • Public Utilities And Telecommunications Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tort
  • Accident And Products Liability Litigation
  • White Collar Defense And Investigations
  • Workers' Compensation And Osha Litigation

Hiring Criteria

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Excellent academics and demonstrated writing skills. Prefer students in the top 10-15% of class and participation in law journal, moot court or mock trial.

Pro bono

Calfee is very active in pro bono activities in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. We are a repeating participant in the Cleveland Legal Aid Society's Volunteer Lawyer's Program, including their Free Advice Clinics and Evening Law Clinics. Our lawyers also spend time donating legal hours to the Bankruptcy Bypass program sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) and Legal Aid Society; Wills for Heroes, a program that prepares free estate plans for fire, police and other first responders; and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC videos: Teresa Metcalf Beasley featured in a farewell video to former CEO, Megan O'Bryan; Calfee honored at The Faces of Change Luncheon).

Summer associate program

For many of our attorneys, our summer associate program offered an introduction to the practice of law. They recall the excitement of that first meaningful work assignment, meeting and assisting their first client, and making friendships with many people throughout the firm, which endure to this day. Our summer program is more than a good way to spend a summer

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