Chauncey Curtz Named Managing Partner for Lexington Office

February 18, 2010News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce that Chauncey S.R. Curtz has been named the managing partner for Dinsmore & Shohl's Lexington offices. Curtz will oversee nearly 40 attorneys and the integration of the firm's two local offices following last year's merger with Woodward, Hobson & Fulton. He assumes the position from Joseph H. Terry, who served as the managing partner for the firm's Lexington office since it opened in 1997.

"Chauncey brings to this leadership role extensive experience and a commitment – to the firm, our clients and the communities throughout Kentucky. We are proud to have Chauncey leading our Lexington offices," said George Vincent, managing partner of Dinsmore and Shohl.

In addition to serving in his new role, Curtz will continue to Chair the firm's Natural Resources Practice Group which has been ranked for the past three years as the #1 Mining Law firm in the U.S. by The Best Lawyers in America®.

Joseph Terry, former managing partner of the firm's Lexington offices, stated, "Chauncey is respected by all in the legal profession and the community and will be excellent at guiding the continued growth of our Lexington offices." Terry will remain active within the firm as a senior partner. He will devote more time during the next several months to assisting with the integration of Dinsmore & Shohl and Woodward, Hobson & Fulton and serving as legal counsel of the upcoming Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Curtz is a member of the firm's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Associate Evaluation Committee. His experience includes representing clients engaged in every aspect of the ownership, leasing, development, extraction and sale of coal, and mineral properties. Curtz has been selected for numerous awards including being listed in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Kentucky Super Lawyers®. He earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.A. from McGill University.