Former First Assistant U.S. Attorney Joins Dinsmore & Shohl

February 18, 2011News Releases

William Hunt, former First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Criminal Chief at the U.S. Attorneys Office, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl. He will serve the firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation Department, practicing in the firm's Cincinnati office.

"We're thrilled to have someone with Bill's legal ability and stature in the community join us," said Mark Vander Laan, Chair of Dinsmore & Shohl's Litigation Department. "He brings extensive experience to a group that has already added two veteran white collar attorneys in Mike Crites, the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Alex Triantafilou, the former Court of Common Pleas Judge and the current Chair of the Hamilton County Republican Party, over the past couple years."

Hunt has more than 30 years of experience handling white collar criminal matters. When asked why he decided to join the firm at this time Hunt said, "Dinsmore & Shohl provides me with a large base of experience that I can reference and a unique opportunity to work with a great nucleus of people."

Vander Laan added, “Hunt’s notable litigation experience broadens the firm’s capabilities to provide representation to clients in disputes with federal and state agencies.”

As Criminal Chief, Hunt was responsible for all criminal litigation in the Southern District of Ohio. In addition to his role as Criminal Chief, he served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. In this role, Hunt managed the day-to-day operations of three offices consisting of 58 lawyers and over 50 support personnel. He also served as Acting U.S. Attorney in 2009. Hunt earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and his B.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington.