Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

4 Star Rating     2 reviews 
Main Office:

1000 Jackson Street | Toledo | OH | 43604

Phone: 419-241-9000 |

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Year of establishment 1925 Number of partners 188
Number of offices 7 Partner to associate ratio 3.50
Biggest office Toledo Percentage of women attorneys 27.00
Number of attorneys 252 Percentage of minority attorneys 7.10
Number of associates 54 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.50
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Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: There should be more transparency in how pay is determined - people should feel like their efforts are being rewarded. Take more time to listen to employee concerns and complaints - there are some departments that are basically designed for just this reason that don't do a good enough job.

Pros: Benefits are solid. Most people are pleasant to work with and you are treated well around the office - office parties are great. Support staff seems to be dedicated. Work-life balance is decent, and the work itself is somewhat diverse, though you do work quite hard at times.

Cons: Certain levels of middle management do not seem to understand employee problems well; some people in HR have a similar issue. Pay seems to range a lot when comparing certain positions that should have similar pay grades - you might be unpleasantly surprised to learn what some other people make compared to you.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: If you have a good attitude, you don't minds working hard, you understand people can be mean or grumpy anywhere at any time and are willing to take that on occasion, then you'll do great. Learn as much as you can at work, there is so much to learn!

Pros: Challenging place to work but rewarding. Best part of the job was engaging people in Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Good mixture of young and mature workers. Managers are very flexible with schedules. There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement. Pay and perks are good at this Law Firm.

Cons: The work is certainly good, and the people are nice, but they don't appreciate you being "ambitious" and they don't want you to ask for more work unless you take the first step.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick was founded in 1925 by Harold W. Fraser (1872-1945), a native of Canada, who came to Toledo, Ohio in 1891 and entered the law office of E.W. Tollerton. Mr. Fraser was admitted to Ohio practice in 1894, although he did not become a United States citizen until 1897. In 1896 Marshall and Fraser (the order of names chosen by the flip of a coin) was formed and became the first tenant in the Spitzer Building, located in downtown Toledo, occupying one large room on the fifth floor. Marshall and Fraser was dissolved on January 31, 1925, and Mr. Fraser formed Fraser, Hiett & Wall consisting of three partners and four associates from the old firm: Harold W. Fraser, Stanley J. Hiett, Hampton G. Wall, Alonzo C. Ruihley, George R. Effler, John W. Winn, Jr. and Roscoe W. Shumaker. The firm practiced at 710 Home Bank Building. In 1952 the current firm name was adopted. In 1960, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick became the second tenant in the newly-constructed Libbey-Owens Ford Building at Madison and Michigan Avenues. In 1981 the firm moved to a renovated warehouse, formerly known as the American Plumbers Supply Company Building. A new entrance was constructed and a new address assigned: 1000 Jackson. In 1985 the ABA Journal awarded Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick First Prize for Civic Commitment for the extensive renovation and landscaping of the firm’s new quarters in Toledo. The prize was one of several awarded as part of the Journal’s first Law Office Design competition. The building sits on three acres and is just northwest of the Lucas County Courthouse. The completed project cost $3.8 million and represents Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick’s commitment to downtown Toledo. A new two-story 15,000 square-foot addition in 1998 raised office space to 83,000 square feet.

Practice Areas

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Administrative
  • Regulatory and Government (Local & State Agencies)
  • Agribusiness and Cooperatives
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency and Creditors' Rights
  • Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Corporate Law / Business Organizations
  • Data Breach
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Services
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Transactions
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Marijuana Law and Policy
  • Public Law and Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • REITs
  • Solar
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Taxation
  • Title IX
  • Trusts and Estates

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are not counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Awards and Recognitions

Ronald A. Christaldi Receives Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts Individual Impact Award

Erin Smith Aebel Recipient of American Diabetes Association Stop Diabetes SHARE Leadership Award

Southwest Florida American Diabetes Association Recipient of Stop Diabetes GIVE Financial Performance Award

Erin Smith Aebel Wins 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award in Legal Services Category

Erin Smith Aebel Finalist for 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Recipient of TWBA Family Friendly Award

G. Thomas Curran, Jr. Receives Pro Bono Lapel Pin Award

Jenifer A. Belt Recipient of "2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Ohio" Award

Sharon M. Fulop Recipient of "Ohio Glass Ceiling Award"

Jenifer A. Belt Awarded "Order of the Heel"

David J. Coyle Recipient of "Distinguished Service Award"

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives Prestigious Insignia Award

Shumaker's Charlotte Office Recipient of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys' Award

Shumaker Attorneys Receive Awards from The Florida Bar

Gregory M. Marks Awarded "Chair's Special Merit Award" by The Florida Bar

Kelly A. Zarzycki Receives Prestigious Award

Neema Bell Recipient of Mercy College of Ohio Misericordia et Cura Award

Joseph A. Rideout Recipient of Centenary Award for Outstanding Service

Stephen A. Rothschild Recipient of the TBJE Ben Solomon Outstanding Trustee Award

William H. McNair Presented with Citizen Lawyer Award

Thomas G. Pletz Recipient of "Distinguished Toledo Lawyer" Award

Former Merrill Lynch Brokers Win $1.167 Million Arbitration Award - Merrill Lynch Change of Control Triggers Stock Vesting for Employees

Neema Bell Selected as a 2010 Honoree for the YWCA Milestones Award


Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting individuals of diverse backgrounds to ensure that our firm reflects the clients we represent and our values of inclusion. We believe that embracing differences in ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, religion, and other characteristics, helps us consider the full range of perspectives our clients face and the goals they seek to achieve, allowing us to provide more creative, insightful, and complete guidance and counsel. By affirmatively embracing and appreciating those differences, we create a supportive working environment at Shumaker for all individuals of the firm.

Summer associate program

We look upon our summer associate program as the major source of our future associates and partners. Shumaker recruits summer associates after their first and second years in leading law schools nationwide, and we accept you for inclusion because we see you as a "Shumaker lawyer." Your learning experience shows you exactly what to expect at Shumaker if you practice law with us, as you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects involving multiple practice areas. You'll attend court appearances, discovery proceedings, client meetings and transaction closings. You'll draft legal documents that are filed with the court system or delivered directly to clients. In other words, you'll find out very quickly what it's like to practice law!


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