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Dinsmore is a growing national law firm committed to recruiting qualified, experienced attorneys who can contribute substantially to our firm's practice. We seek candidates with strong academic backgrounds and excellent communication skills. We always accept applications from attorneys who are interested in our firm.  

The firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunities in all employment positions, regardless of age (as defined in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), disability, sex, national origin, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status.

Notice to search agencies: Dinsmore does not accept, and will not be bound or limited by, unsolicited submissions from search agencies for associate level positions. All requests to submit a candidate for presentation must include a blind summary of the candidate without disclosing his or her identity. Requests must be sent to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel. No requests may be sent to attorneys or other firm personnel. Additionally, without explicit prior approval, search agencies are prohibited from posting or advertising any of our firm’s positions and from summarizing or reproducing any of our firm’s advertisements.

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Litigation Associate

Pittsburgh, PA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a mid-level litigation Associate in our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of four years of litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Tort experience is preferred.  Familiarity with the Pennsylvania court system is a plus.  All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

A license to practice in Pennsylvania is required. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Pennsylvania bar exam or eligible for admission in Pennsylvania will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Corporate Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected]

Commercial Litigation Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected].

IP Trademark and Copyright Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected].

Labor and Employment Associate

San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for an employment associate in the San Diego, CA or Los Angeles, CA office. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense and advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws and working on FMLA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violation of wage law matters. Experience taking depositions, arguing motions, and preparing cases for trial is preferred.  Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex employment cases for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

A license to practice in California is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Labor and Employment Associate

Charleston, WV

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for an employment associate in our Charleston, West Virginia office. Candidates must have one to five years of experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense, advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, drafting and revising employment policies, and working on FMLA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violation of wage law matters. Experience taking depositions, arguing motions, and preparing cases for trial is preferred.  Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex employment cases for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

A license to practice in West Virginia is required. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the WV bar exam or eligible to waive in will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Public Finance Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a public finance associate in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in public, municipal, or commercial finance. Responsibilities include serving as bond counsel, representing lenders, borrowers, and underwriters in a wide range of financial transactions, managing all levels of transactions through to closing, developing best practices, and utilizing all available resources to resolve legal issues and counsel clients. If you have strong general tax, corporate, or transactional experience and are interested in transitioning to public finance, we also encourage you to apply.

All candidates should have a strong academic background, be detail oriented, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates licensed to practice in Ohio, however, out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Ohio bar or eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Trademark/Copyright Litigation Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a Trademark/Copyright Litigation Associate in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This position would be in our IP Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of general litigation experience and/or significant TTAB experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial.  Trademarks and copyrights clearance, prosecution and transactional work is preferred.  A technical background is not required. 

Successful candidates should have a license to practice in Ohio, strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work handling complex trademark litigation matters for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Patent Associate (biochemistry or chemistry)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a minimum of three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience and at least a B.S. in Biochemistry or Chemistry.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  A Ph.D. and/or industry experience is preferred.  Experience with pharmaceutical or biotechnology subject matters is a plus.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (physics)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Physics and a minimum of three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate, or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (electrical engineering or computer science)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a Patent Associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and all experience levels will be considered.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (materials science)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

This position requires a B.S. in Materials Science and all experience levels will be considered.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate, or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (mechanical engineering)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and all experience levels will be considered.  Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Patent Associate (chemical engineering)

Dinsmore is seeking a patent associate in any of our more than 25 office locations and requires a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Admission to a state bar and USPTO registration is required. Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of more than 100 intellectual property attorneys. With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and law school, graduate, or undergraduate transcripts to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Labor & Employment Litigation Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Our growing Los Angeles office is looking to add to its ranks through the acquisition of new partners and/or groups.

Serving our clients since 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl is a national AmLaw 200 firm offering a comprehensive menu of legal services and diverse client base. Our methodical, precise growth over the last decade has enabled us to remain strong and continue our expansion into new markets.

We are currently searching for partner level attorneys and/or groups who possess a combination of experience and dedication to join us in our Los Angeles office for the follow practice areas:

  • Labor/Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Trademark and Copyright
  • Corporate

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Peter Mastan by email to [email protected].

Litigation Associate

San Diego, CA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation associate in our San Diego, California office.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of general commercial litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Familiarity with the California court system is required. Additionally, all candidates should be licensed to practice in California, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associate

Atlanta, GA

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a litigation associate in our Atlanta, Georgia office. Candidates must have one to three years of general litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, handling discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Familiarity with the Georgia court system is a plus.  A license to practice in Georgia is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

International Trade Compliance Associate

Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for an International Trade Compliance Associate in the Litigation Department of our Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; or Washington, D.C. office. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of EAR and ITAR export controls and OFAC trade sanctions compliance experience.  Specific experience with encryption export controls is a plus. Experience with CFIUS, Customs, anti-boycott, and/or FCPA compliance is also a plus. Responsibilities include compliance counseling, preparing submissions to U.S. government agencies for licenses and official determinations, conducting internal investigations of suspected violations and preparing resulting voluntary disclosures to U.S. government agencies, preparing compliance policies and training, as well as conducting pre- and post-acquisition compliance due diligence. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associates

Evansville, IN

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation associate in our Evansville, Indiana office.  Candidates must have one to three years of general litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. A license to practice in Indiana and familiarity with the Indiana court system is required.  All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Immigration Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity for a business immigration associate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Qualified candidates will have two to four years of business-related immigration practice experience or involvement, demonstrated commitment to advancing the business immigration field, and excellent high-volume case management skills. Areas of practice include handling visa matters for U.S. and foreign employers, proactive client counseling, and I-9 compliance. Additionally, all candidates should be licensed to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected]

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

ERISA/Employee Benefits Associate

Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Louisville, KY

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an excellent opportunity for an ERISA/Employee Benefits Associate in our Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Louisville, KY offices.  A minimum of three years of experience is required and experience must include all aspects of advising and counseling on compliance and design of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation plans, health and welfare plans and fringe benefit arrangements. We will consider other office preferences depending on the location. 

A license to practice in IL, OH, PA, or KY is preferred. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the IL, OH, or PA bar exam or eligible to waive in will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Estate Planning Associates

Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for associates in our Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning group in the Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio offices.  Applicants must have two to six years of experience with counseling clients and assisting in estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary services, and general corporate matters. A background in contract drafting and business succession planning would be a plus.

Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include sophisticated estate and wealth planning, business succession planning, fiduciary representation, and estate and trust administration, with significant client contact.

All candidates should be licensed to practice in Ohio or eligible to waive in Ohio, have law firm experience, a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. 

Please send cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Litigation Associate

Columbus, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a litigation associate in the Columbus, Ohio office. Candidates must have 3-5 years of general commercial litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial.

All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.  A license to practice in Ohio and familiarity with the Ohio court system is required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to [email protected].

Lending, Real Estate and Transactional Associate

Lexington, KY

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a Lending, Real Estate and Transactional Associate in the Lexington office. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of general lending, real estate and transactional experience including workout and restructuring experience.  The scope of representation for the position will primarily consist of representing secured lenders, financial institutions and creditors including counseling clients with respect to rights and remedies, developing risk management strategies, general commercial lending work, and commercial workouts, restructurings, foreclosures (real and personal property) in and out of court.  Prior experience in commercial lending matters, real estate, workouts, restructurings and bankruptcies and litigating at the pleading stage including Motions for Summary Judgment and similar proceedings are viewed as a plus.

All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. A license to practice in Kentucky is required. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Kentucky bar exam or eligible for admission in Kentucky will be considered.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Labor and Employment Associate

Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opportunity available for a labor and employment associate in Ann Arbor or Troy, Michigan. Candidates must have two to five years of employment law experience. Responsibilities include litigation defense, advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, drafting and revising employment policies, and working on FMLA, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violation of wage law matters. Litigation experience is preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and handling all aspects of complex employment cases for regional and national clients of all sizes. 

A license to practice in Michigan is required. All candidates should have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Corporate Associates

Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Lexington, KY; Indianapolis, IN

Dinsmore has immediate opportunities available for corporate associates in our Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Lexington, KY; and Indianapolis, IN offices. Candidates must have a minimum of four years of experience with middle market mergers and acquisitions, finance matters, partnership and LLC formations, corporate governance, and general corporate work such as contract drafting and advising clients in other general business matters.  Specific transactional experience and experience in securities matters, as well as a general familiarity with basic tax concepts, would be a plus.  Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact, leading deal teams, and handling all aspects of complex transactions for clients of all sizes and across industries.

All candidates should be licensed in IL, OH, PA, KY, or IN, or eligible to waive in, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Commercial Finance and Real Estate Associates

Indianapolis, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Louisville, KY; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Huntington, WV; Morgantown, WV; Charleston, WV

Dinsmore, a prominent national law firm with over 700 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for associates in the Commercial Finance and Banking and Real Estate Development Practice Groups in Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, WV; Huntington, WV; and Morgantown, WV. Positions for both practice groups require a minimum of three years of transactional experience with real estate (e.g. commercial leasing, drafting construction contracts, development and zoning work, including public/private partnership agreements for urban redevelopment sites) or commercial finance transactions (e.g. institutional lending including life insurance company loans and agency backed loans including FHA, USDA, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae). Experience with senior housing, medical facilities, construction financing, tax credits, public finance transactions, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/FHA lending, affordable housing, and general corporate and transactional work is beneficial. 

A license to practice in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia is required. Out-of-state candidates who are either willing to sit for the bar exam or eligible for admission in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia will be considered. 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

Bankruptcy Associate

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a bankruptcy associate in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Applicants must have a minimum of two years of bankruptcy experience.  The scope of representation for the position will include representing debtors, trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees, equity sponsors, and secured lenders. Experience with all phases of bankruptcy proceedings is required, including counseling of clients with respect to rights and remedies, developing risk management strategies, and litigating adversary proceedings and contested matters in the bankruptcy court.

All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. A license to practice in Ohio is preferred. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Ohio bar exam or eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected].

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Corporate Associate

Dayton, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a prominent national law firm with over 725 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a corporate associate in Dayton, Ohio. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience with one or more of mergers and acquisitions, finance matters, partnership and LLC formations, corporate governance, or general corporate work such as contract drafting and advising clients in other general business matters.  Specific transactional experience and experience in securities matters, as well as a general familiarity with basic tax concepts, would be a plus.  Qualified candidates can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact, leading deal teams, and handling all aspects of complex transactions for clients of all sizes and across industries.

All candidates should be licensed to practice in Ohio, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or to [email protected]

*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.

Patent Agent (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or materials science)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a Patent Agent in Ann Arbor, MI;Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Materials Science, and all experience levels will be considered.  USPTO registration is required.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and graduate or undergraduate transcripts to [email protected]

Patent Agent (biochemistry or chemistry)

Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is seeking a patent agent in Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Groton, CT; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington, D.C.  This position requires at least a B.S. in Biochemistry or Chemistry and all experience levels will be considered. USPTO registration is required. A Ph.D. and/or industry experience is preferred.  Successful candidates have strong academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a collegial atmosphere with an emphasis on training, significant client contact, and a wide range of work, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, and opinion work.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Groton, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP practices, Dinsmore services clients in a wide range of industries around the world.

Please apply in confidence by submitting your cover letter, resume, and graduate or undergraduate transcripts to [email protected].

Paralegal (Corporate)

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a commercial finance and banking paralegal in its Cincinnati, OH office. This position requires a minimum of three years of experience with commercial transactions. Specific experience with assisting in real estate, construction financing, tax credits, public finance transactions, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/FHA lending, affordable housing, and general corporate and transactional work is beneficial.

Requirements

  • Must have a college degree, paralegal certificate, or relevant work experience
  • Ability to perform high quality, billable work
  • Three or more years of transactional paralegal experience preferred
  • High attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and confidentially with a variety of personalities from all levels of an organization
  • Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Independent, action-oriented thinker who will successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with limited supervision and work with other personnel as a team
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence and professionalism
  • Must be dependable and hardworking team player
  • Ability to prioritize work

Paralegal (Litigation)

Charleston, WV

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in 29 cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opportunity for a litigation paralegal in our Charleston, WV office. The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in the areas of product liability, general tort, insurance defense, and premises liability.   Candidates must be proficient in reviewing and summarizing medical and other related records, summarizing depositions, as well as strong document management experience.  Knowledge and experience with drafting discovery and subpoenas a must.  Candidates should also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized, have technical and database skills and possess pre-trial and trial experience.

Requirements

  • Perform high-quality billable work and record time in accordance with client/firm policy
  • Conduct case research and investigation
  • Collect, analyze and summarize medical and other related records
  • Manage collection, organization and production of electronic documents
  • Preparation and management of trial and hearing exhibits/demonstratives
  • Drafting of discovery and subpoenas
  • Work with expert consultants and witnesses
  • Assist multiple attorneys through all phases of litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality
  • Must have the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Availability for limited travel to clients and other Dinsmore offices
  • 3+ years of litigation experience
  • College degree, ABA-approved paralegal certificate or equivalent experience

Paralegal (Litigation)

Morgantown, WV

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves and each other - both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opening for a litigation paralegal in its Morgantown, West Virginia office. The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in the areas of general tort, insurance defense and commercial litigation. Health care litigation experience is a plus. Candidates must have strong document management experience, knowledge and experience with drafting discovery and subpoenas; collecting, reviewing and summarizing litigation documents such as depositions and medical or other related records.  Candidates should also possess superior verbal and written communication skills, be a self-starter, highly organized, have database skills, and possess pre-trial skills.  Trial experience is a plus.

Requirements

  • Perform high-quality billable work
  • Expertise in assisting attorneys through all phases of litigation
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, and confidentiality
  • Successful candidate will possess strong technical and database skills
  • Knowledge and experience with discovery and subpoenas
  • Understanding of federal, state and local rules of civil procedure
  • Electronic document management experience
  • Willingness to learn and master new software
  • Must have the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • College degree, ABA-approved paralegal certificate, or experience equivalent
  • 3+ years of paralegal experience

Trademark Paralegal

Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Dayton, OH; San Diego, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.  

Dinsmore has a full-time trademark paralegal position to be based out of any firm location.  The position will be responsible for providing paralegal support to the attorneys in the Intellectual Property department. 

Responsibilities

  • Correspond with foreign associates regarding searching, filing, maintaining, and enforcing trademarks of our clients
  • Search trademark registrations in USPTO and various foreign trademark offices
  • Conduct research to gather and store information regarding the use of trademarks for enforcement and maintenance
  • Review and revise affidavits/declarations/oppositions to ensure accuracy and completeness of client information
  • Prepare, file, and monitor trademark applications
  • Draft responses to office actions
  • Draft oppositions to applications for conflicting trademarks
  • Draft affidavits of use and file with the USPTO
  • Draft renewal applications
  • Prepare and/or obtain documents for legalization
  • Review and organize files, reviewing docket for deadlines
  • Assist with copyright filings
  • Assist with preparing trademark-related agreements

Requirements

  • Must have a college degree, paralegal certificate, or relevant work experience
  • Two or more years of trademark experience preferred
  • Proficiency with the USPTO’s online tools, including Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and online tools of the Assignment Branch and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) preferred
  • Domestic and foreign filing experience preferred
  • General knowledge of intellectual property filing and prosecution rules/regulations is required
  • Experience with Anaqua docketing system preferred
  • High attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and confidentially with a variety of personalities from all levels of an organization
  • Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Independent, action-oriented thinker who will successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with limited supervision and work with other practice assistants as a team
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence and professionalism
  • Communicate effectively and professionally (verbal and written)
  • Must be dependable and hardworking team player
  • Ability to prioritize work

Legal Administrative Assistant (Intellectual Property)

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opening in their downtown Cincinnati office for an experienced and professional IP Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys/paralegals in connection with Intellectual Property/Patent Prosecution work.

Responsibilities and duties will include preparing and electronically filing patent applications, amendments, appeals, assignments and other documents related to prosecution. Responsibilities also include docket management; client communication; billing; formatting, proofreading, and editing of contracts, spreadsheets, and other reports and transaction-related documents; and other legal support functions. We seek candidates that are self-directed, highly motivated, organized, have an ability to maintain a large docket, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software, including electronic document management systems. iManage/FileSite and Anaqua a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid work history including 3-5 years supporting multiple attorneys/paralegals
  • Experience in patent prosecution and transactional work
  • Experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including PAIR and EFS
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of domestic and foreign procurement process for patents and trademarks
  • Ability to review and communicate docket to attorneys/paralegals, and effectively report to several professionals

Legal Administrative Assistant (Intellectual Property)

Chicago, IL

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opening in their downtown Chicago office for an experienced and professional IP Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys/paralegals in connection with Intellectual Property/Patent Prosecution work.

Responsibilities and duties will include preparing and electronically filing patent applications, amendments, appeals, assignments and other documents related to prosecution. Responsibilities also include docket management; client communication; billing; formatting, proofreading, and editing of contracts, spreadsheets, and other reports and transaction-related documents; and other legal support functions. We seek candidates that are self-directed, highly motivated, organized, have an ability to maintain a large docket, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software, including electronic document management systems. iManage/FileSite and Anaqua a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid work history including 3-5 years supporting multiple attorneys/paralegals
  • Experience in patent prosecution and transactional work
  • Experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including PAIR and EFS
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of domestic and foreign procurement process for patents and trademarks
  • Ability to review and communicate docket to attorneys/paralegals, and effectively report to several professionals

Legal Administrative Assistant

Columbus, OH

The Columbus office of national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys and/or paralegals. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, online filings, time entry, expense reimbursements, travel arrangements and other administrative support. We seek candidates that are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing legal administrative support, and effectively reporting to multiple attorneys.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff including attorneys, paralegals and docket clerks throughout the Firm.
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software.
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state)
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems.
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task.
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to type 65 WPM.
  • Exposure to the following practice areas, or a desire and ability to learn these areas, is necessary: Litigation (including IP), Healthcare, Corporate, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Commercial Finance, Workers’ Compensation, IP, Trusts & Estate planning

Legal Administrative Assistant

San Diego, CA

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opportunity for an experienced and professional legal administrative assistant to join the Litigation Department in our San Diego office. Candidates should have at least three years of litigation support experience. The ideal candidate will be highly skilled, detail oriented, flexible, and have the ability to prioritize a busy workload.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting correspondence
  • Editing and filing pleadings with state and federal courts
  • Scheduling depositions
  • Maintaining attorney calendars and files
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Creating and maintaining accurate expense reports and time entry
  • Reviewing and editing prebills

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with litigation support
  • Strong experience calendaring litigation deadlines
  • Working knowledge and understanding of state and federal court rules and procedures
  • Filing/e-filing experience in state and federal courts, ECF, and Pacer
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Experience and proficiency using MS Office Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to type 65 WPM

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation)

Denver, CO

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opportunity for an experienced and professional legal administrative assistant to join the Litigation Department in our Denver office. Candidates should have at least three years of litigation support experience. The ideal candidate will be highly skilled, detail oriented, flexible, and have the ability to prioritize a busy workload.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting correspondence 
  • Editing and filing pleadings with state and federal courts 
  • Scheduling depositions 
  • Maintaining attorney calendars and files 
  • Making travel arrangements 
  • Creating and maintaining accurate expense reports and time entry 
  • Reviewing and editing prebills

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with litigation support
  • Strong experience calendaring litigation deadlines
  • Working knowledge and understanding of state and federal court rules and procedures
  • Filing/e-filing experience in state and federal courts, ECF, and Pacer
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Experience and proficiency using MS Office Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to type 65 WPM

Legal Administrative Assistant (Real Estate)

Indianapolis, IN

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

We have an opening in our Indianapolis, Indiana office for an experienced and professional legal administrative assistant who will support multiple attorneys with commercial real estate matters. This position will include traditional legal secretarial responsibilities, including filing, client management, billing, time entry, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, travel arrangements, and other legal assistant functions.  We seek candidates who are self-directed and have advanced computer skills.

Responsibilities

  • Management of multiple calendars
  • Filing/e-filing assistance with various county clerk offices
  • Time entry and billing support using Aderant/CMS
  • Use of various Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with corporate/real estate support
  • Ability to type 65 WPM

Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation/Corporate)

Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland office of national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys and/or paralegals. Duties will include file and client management, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, online filings, time entry, expense reimbursements, travel arrangements and other administrative support. We seek candidates that are self-directed, high energy, and have advanced computer skills.

Requirements

  • Solid work history including 3-5 recent years providing legal administrative support, and effectively reporting to multiple attorneys.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff including attorneys, paralegals and other Assistants throughout the Firm
  • Intermediate to advanced-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
  • Experience with E-filing (federal and state)
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with a keen ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to type 65 WPM
  • Exposure to Litigation and Corporate required
  • Exposure to the following practice areas, or a desire and ability to learn these areas, is necessary:  Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation, TORT, IP (Trademark and/or Patent)

Legal Administrative Assistant (Intellectual Property)

Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are an Am Law 200 corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in 29 cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opening for an experienced and professional IP Legal Administrative Assistant who will support multiple attorneys/paralegals in connection with Patent Prosecution and Opinion work.  The preferred location for this position is in Troy, Michigan, or Ann Arbor, Michigan. Consideration will also be given to especially strong candidates residing near another Dinsmore office.

Responsibilities and duties include preparing and electronically filing patent applications, amendments, appeals, assignments and other documents related to prosecution.  We would also expect you to watch a docket (to help ensure things are not missed); communicate with clients; help your attorneys with billing; and other legal support functions.

Requirements

  • Enthusiastic, glass half-full approach to problem solving
  • Be ready and able to file US patent applications, and PCT applications, including all related forms and relevant related documentation
  • Care deeply about small details. A preferred candidate will obsess over the small things, like (literally) checking all the right boxes on forms, making sure the inventor’s middle initial is correct (or that the inventor has a middle initial), and that a priority chain is spot on. A preferred candidate will also be personally driven to “root cause” any problems that may occur so they do not happen again
  • Mastery of the USPTO’s online tools
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and confidentially with a variety of personalities from all levels of an organization
  • Proven organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Independent, action-oriented thinker who will successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with limited supervision and work with other practice assistants as a team
  • Ability to prioritize work, sometimes on the fly, and occasionally with little advance notice

Practice Support Specialist (Corporate)

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening in our Cincinnati, Ohio office for a professional practice support specialist who will support multiple attorneys in connection with general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions. Candidates should have strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, be highly organized and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Responsibilities

  • Help to manage individual attorney calendars which could include scheduling meetings, conference calls, and travel arrangements; learn departmental docketing system as necessary
  • Open and maintain client files
  • Provide clerical support to the attorneys and paralegals
  • Be trained to coordinate the monthly client billing process
  • Provide backup overflow assistance to legal secretaries as needed

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software including electronic document management systems  iManage/FileSite, PowerPoint, and Outlook a plus
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping and document management systems a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Other duties as necessary

Practice Support Specialist (Public Finance)

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening in our Cincinnati, Ohio office for a practice support specialist who will support multiple attorneys in connection with public finance transactions. Candidates should have strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, be highly organized and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Responsibilities

  • Help to manage individual attorney calendars which could include scheduling meetings, conference calls, and travel arrangements; learn departmental docketing system as necessary
  • Open and maintain client files
  • Provide clerical support to the attorneys and paralegals
  • Be trained to coordinate the monthly client billing process
  • Provide backup overflow assistance to legal secretaries as needed

Requirements

  • Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent word processing skills and intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software including electronic document management systems  iManage/FileSite, PowerPoint, and Outlook a plus
  • Experience using attorney timekeeping and document management systems a plus
  • Familiarity with basic online resources
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Other duties as necessary

Project Assistant

Dayton, OH

Dinsmore is currently seeking a project assistant in our Dayton, OH office.  This project assistant will be joining the Intellectual Property (IP) department and will be responsible for the successful organization, tracking, and maintenance of various projects within the department.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing and sending correspondence to clients
  • Assist in updating daily docket and tracking completion of outstanding items
  • Providing reminders to attorneys and foreign associates as to upcoming deadlines
  • Preparation of invoices
  • Assist in the processing of incoming mail, faxes, and electronic correspondence
  • Files, delivers and retrieves client documents as needed
  • Answer questions concerning records and filings
  • Add new material to file records, and create new records as necessary
  • Gathers materials to be filed from departments and employees
  • Opening of client/matters for the department
  • Assists the department with large projects, hand deliveries, and miscellaneous requests

Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of administrative experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team/collaborative environment to problem-solve and implement process improvements
  • Flexible and adaptive to a dynamic work environment

Desktop Engineer

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.

We have an opening for a desktop engineer in our Cincinnati office. The desktop engineer position is to provide technical support for the firm's computer systems, applications, and related technology with Dinsmore & Shohl. This includes, but is not limited to, support for all firm approved desktops, laptops, peripheral equipment, mobile devices, video-conferencing equipment, network, and software.  

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for troubleshooting problems associated with any PC hardware, software, peripherals, and network connectivity; determine necessary repair, modifications, and testing of such systems
  • Responsible for desktop/laptop imaging, installation and moves; performing system setup procedures on desktop/laptop for end-user; performing configuration changes and software installs, software package creation and deployment
  • Responsible for physical moves of computer hardware and peripherals
  • Provide physical inventory of desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, and related equipment
  • Make inventory recommendations/purchases as assigned
  • Be familiar with and able to troubleshoot mobile devices and related wireless technologies
  • Be familiar with and able to support applications including Outlook, Exchange, Office products and firm specific applications
  • Be familiar with and able to support basic networking issues
  • Be familiar with Active Directory and able to troubleshoot issues including structure, group membership, GPO’s, and scripts
  • Be able to clearly express ideas/opinions, use appropriate and effective communication methods, deal with firm employees and clients openly and honestly, be receptive and attentive to communication/feedback from firm employees and clients
  • Demonstrate teamwork by engaging in discussions with co-workers and promote a team environment where co-workers can collaborate to provide effective problem-resolution.  Actively look for opportunities to help others in order to provide a balanced workload
  • Demonstrate initiative by contributing new ideas, being self-motivated, and obtaining/maintaining a working knowledge of relevant areas
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and effective use of time. Plan and prioritizing daily work and manage time to ensure work is timely and efficiently completed
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to adjust to changes in job requirements and scheduling
  • Be present and prepared for work as scheduled, use time off policies appropriately, and schedule lunch and breaks according to department needs
  • Utilize firm procedures and resources appropriately to ensure efficient delivery of work product
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Experience troubleshooting desktop and laptop hardware, network, software, and printing problems
  • Experience imaging systems on both desktop and laptop PCs
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting hardware and Windows operating systems
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Exchange, Office products, and firm specific applications
  • Experience with Microsoft SCCM for imaging, inventory, and package deployment
  • Experience with Active Directory troubleshooting, including structure, groups, GPO’s, and scripts
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and provide information with courtesy and tact
  • Ability to transport, install, and maintain equipment, including computers, printers, and monitors.  This requires occasional transportation of devices in excess of 50 lbs, and lying, stooping, and bending to fully install various pieces of equipment
  • Must have ability to travel independently

Information Systems Desktop Technician

Cincinnati, OH

The desktop technician position is to provide technical support for the firm's computer systems, applications, and related technology with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.  The role includes maintaining, analyzing, troubleshooting, and repairing computer hardware, software, and peripherals. This includes, but is not limited to, support for all firm approved desktops, laptops, peripheral equipment, mobile devices, video-conferencing equipment, network, and software. The desktop technician reports to the IT director.

Responsibilities

  • Document, maintain, upgrade, or replace hardware and software systems according to the firm's policies and procedures
  • Facilitate escalation of problems, issues, and requests to other IT department roles as necessary
  • Participate in and contribute to various IT department projects and initiatives
  • Maintain positive contact with attorneys, staff, and clients and observe confidentiality in all firm and client matters
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with any PC hardware, software, peripherals, and network connectivity; determine necessary repair, modifications, and testing of such systems
  • Monitor incoming helpdesk ticket queues.  Ticket and issue triage, resolution and escalation if required
  • Desktop/laptop imaging, installation and moves; performing system setup procedures on desktop/laptop for end-user; performing configuration changes and software installs
  • Provide physical inventory of desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, and related equipment.
  • Make inventory recommendations/purchases as assigned
  • Be familiar with and able to troubleshoot mobile devices and related wireless technologies.
  • Be familiar with and able to support applications including Outlook, Exchange, Office products, and firm specific applications
  • Be familiar with and able to support basic networking issues
  • Communicate effectively, including clearly express ideas/opinions, use appropriate, and effective communication methods, deal with firm employees and clients openly and honestly, be receptive and attentive to communication/feedback from firm employees and clients
  • Be present and prepared for work as scheduled, use time off policies appropriately, and schedule lunch and breaks according to department needs
  • Utilize firm procedures and resources appropriately to ensure efficient delivery of work product
  • Perform other duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Experience troubleshooting basic desktop and laptop hardware, network, software, and printing problems
  • Experience imaging systems on both desktop and laptop PCs
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting hardware and Windows operating systems
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Exchange, Office products, and firm specific applications
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and provide information with courtesy and tact
  • Ability to transport, install, and maintain equipment, including computers, printers, and monitors, including the occasional transportation of devices in excess of 50 lbs, lying, stooping, and bending to fully install various pieces of equipment
  • Demonstrate teamwork by engaging in discussions with co-workers and promote a team environment where co-workers can collaborate to provide effective problem resolution
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Actively look for opportunities to help others to provide a balanced workload
  • Demonstrate initiative by contributing new ideas, being self-motivated, and obtaining/maintaining a working knowledge of relevant areas
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to adjust to changes in job requirements and scheduling
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and effective use of time
  • Plan and prioritize daily work and managing time to ensure work is timely and efficiently completed

Training & Practice Support Specialist

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally. 

We currently have an opening for a Training & Practice Support Specialist to join our Cincinnati office.  Qualified candidates outside of Cincinnati and near other Dinsmore offices will also be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and conducts training sessions, including new hire, on the use of Firm-supported hardware and software
  • Become subject matter expert on core applications as well as trend and recommend associated upgrade paths
  • Work with the technicians to maintain training room equipment including PC configuration and functionality
  • Performs training and delivers curriculum with agreed upon agenda
  • Assists in the creation and ongoing updates to all training material
  • Acts as a strong advocate regarding new technology training at the firm and leads training and development initiatives when assigned
  • Contributes and/or recommends the development of training programs for new and updated software rollouts to meet the needs of the individual practice areas. Develops training programs to enhance a practice area's ability to utilize technology resources and provide a competitive advantage for the firm
  • Participates in the development and coordination of teaching aids such as outlines, handouts, instructions, tip sheets, and other reference material
  • Acts independently to determine when training deficiencies require new training programs
  • Identifies technology skill gaps of practice areas or specific users by analyzing incoming Practice Support Projects and individual user training requests in order to develop training programs for the firm
  • Makes recommendations to Trainers, Supervisors, and HR regarding training programs while creating methods for proper instruction
  • Participates in the evaluation, testing, and quality assurance of new software applications and updates from a training and practice area perspective
  • Translates technology related business specifications into user documentation.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of technology-based practices to support client needs
  • Assists in the implementation of best practices related to workflow, case management document management and practice technology
  • Researches and recommends legal technology for specific practice areas
  • Coordinates with other areas/departments where overlap exists to develop efficient procedures/communications to streamline processes and satisfy practice area needs
  • Supports adherence to firm standards and use of firm-supported hardware and software
  • Studies existing products, new products, and technologies to obtain an advanced level of knowledge
  • Provides escalated coverage of the Help Desk and backup support to other team members as necessary
  • Participates in testing of various applications to ensure both compatibility and integrity of upgrades and patches being deployed
  • Travels as needed to various offices to participate in either training or new project initiatives
  • Assists Training Manager to develop and design new training programs and offerings, and to evaluate emerging training technologies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using their own drive or initiative
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of related duties and responsibilities; prior law firm background preferred
  • Expert level or the ability to readily achieve expert level in support of Microsoft products and core applications within out environment. This includes having an expert understanding of implemented application integration within the Microsoft environment
  • Ability to communicate and document comprehensive technical issues for a non-technical audience in a professional manner

Receptionist

Denver, CO

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has a current opening for a full-time receptionist in our Denver office. The successful candidate will represent the firm, both in person and by phone, in a friendly manner and be professionally attired at all times, exhibiting a neat and polished appearance.

Requirements

  • Superior interpersonal skills dealing with all levels of the firm (attorneys, secretaries, administration, and other members of staff) and clients and visitors
  • Ability to conduct work with strong personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to use multi-line phone system
  • Exhibit initiative and pro-active behavioral style
  • Ability to effectively report to several professionals on a large variety of tasks and manage priorities amid an occasionally heavy volume of work
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Must have strong writing and excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to create, edit, proofread, and finalize all written communication, including emails, memos, documents, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Must be able to multi-task prioritizing appropriately to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed
  • Previous receptionist experience required
  • Experience working in a law firm setting is a plus
  • High school diploma/GED required

Business Intake/Client Conflicts Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally. 

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has an excellent opportunity for a Business Intake/Conflicts Clerk in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. This individual is responsible for all facets of the Firm’s new business intake process.  

Responsibilities

  • Perform database searches on potential new business and report results to requesting attorney
  • Audit new client intake forms for quality and completeness ensuring compliance of the Firm’s client intake policies and procedures
  • Data entry of client information into the Firm’s time and billing database
  • Uphold the Firm’s ethical standards, understanding the importance of confidentiality
  • Perform additional duties as assigned as they relate to new business intake or conflicts

Technical and Personal Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook, with the capacity to learn new software quickly
  • Date entry experience, ideally within the medical or legal fields
  • Ability to make effective and accurate decisions while also knowing when to ask questions, think analytically and creatively
  • Possess an extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a positive and helpful customer service attitude
  • Ability to multi task and work on complex tasks in a fast paced dead line driven environment

Project Assistant Intellectual Property

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore is currently seeking a project assistant in our Cincinnati, OH office.  This project assistant will be joining the Intellectual Property (IP) department and will be responsible for the successful organization, tracking, and maintenance of various projects within the department.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing and sending correspondence to clients
  • Assist in updating daily docket and tracking completion of outstanding items
  • Providing reminders to attorneys and foreign associates as to upcoming deadlines
  • Preparation of invoices
  • Assist in the processing of incoming mail, faxes, and electronic correspondence
  • Files, delivers and retrieves client documents as needed
  • Answer questions concerning records and filings
  • Add new material to file records, and create new records as necessary
  • Gathers materials to be filed from departments and employees
  • Opening of client/matters for the department
  • Assists the department with large projects, hand deliveries, and miscellaneous requests

Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of administrative experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team/collaborative environment to problem-solve and implement process improvements
  • Flexible and adaptive to a dynamic work environment

Graphic Designer

Boston, MA; Charleston, WV; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Huntington, WV; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; San Diego, CA; Tampa, FL; Washington, D.C.

Dinsmore is looking for a highly creative and motivated individual who can create visual ideas and concepts that are compelling to a client audience. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for supporting the marketing team in design and production efforts for all print, digital, and video communications, business development pitches and presentations, client reporting resources, social media graphics and event communications.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and update Dinsmore branded business development and marketing materials.
  • Provide advice and guidance relating to the development and production of client-facing communications.
  • Leverage broad understanding of firm services, clients and objectives to ensure each project serves to grow brand and revenue opportunities.
  • Ensure graphics and visual elements align to Dinsmore brand standards and maintain firm-wide logo use standards for all external communications.
  • Serve as point of contact for outside print/electronic vendors to plan and troubleshoot projects and files
  • Assist in maintaining a library of advertising, collateral and graphic assets
  • Process and maintain a consistent attorney portrait library for both website advertising and firm collateral
  • Stay up to date on latest design trends and relevant creative software and applications.
  • Develops/maintains knowledge of attorney advertising rules, adhering to said rules and monitoring firm communications.

Qualifications & Related Skills

Education:  Graphic Arts or BA Degree (four year college or university)

Experience: Minimum of five years related experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office, HTML/animation/video editing skills are a plus
  • A thorough understanding of consistent production from online to print and vice-versa
  • An eye for quality and readability in online graphics and communications
  • Ability to take creative direction while managing multiple and shifting priorities and projects
  • Professional attitude and commitment to client service
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational and management skills, with the ability to prioritize projects and tasks.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Self-directed; ability to complete quality work with minimal direction and oversight

Event Assistant

Boston, MA; Charleston, WV; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Huntington, WV; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; San Diego, CA; Tampa, FL; Washington, D.C.; Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore is looking for a highly motivated and detail oriented individual to assist with the coordination of both virtual and live events, conferences and sponsorships. The Event Assistant will provide support to the event team by helping perform all functions related to the execution of an event as well as post-event reporting to evaluate success. Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, handling production of onsite resources and signage, technical coordination for virtual events, tracking and reporting on attendance, vendor management, collateral management, event promotion on Dinsmore.com and purchasing for branded promotional material.

Qualifications & Related Skills

Education  BA Degree (four year college or university)

Experience Minimum of three years marketing and/or event planning experience

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; InterAction experience is a plus
  • Experience working with virtual platform technology; WebEx or GoTo Meeting is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Flexibility and creativity to respond productively to individualized needs of attorneys; work well with the attorneys and staff; and react to difficult situations appropriately
  • Ability to take direction while managing multiple and shifting priorities and projects
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Self-directed; ability to complete quality work with minimal direction and oversight

Docket Clerk

Cleveland, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are one of the region’s largest corporate law firms comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally. Together, we can accomplish more every day. Our Cleveland office has an immediate opening for a full-time trademark docket clerk.

Requirements

  • Adaptable to specific docketing procedures as established by the firm and by our clients
  • Ability to review and communicate docket to attorneys/paralegals, and effectively report to several professionals
  • Thorough organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently, as well as being a team player
  • Strong computer skills are mandatory
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of domestic and foreign procurement process for trademarks is preferred
  • Experience with Anaqua is preferred

Responsibilities

  • Preparing and distributing docket reports and customized queries
  • Maintaining the docketing database by adding documents, as well as information from those documents to a docket system on a daily basis
  • Reviewing and extracting salient information from correspondence and other documents received from foreign law firms, Firm clients, and others
  • Evaluating and processing invoices that we receive from foreign firms on behalf of our clients

Receptionist

San Diego, CA

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has a current opening for a full-time receptionist in our San Diego office. The successful candidate will represent the firm, both in person and by phone, in a friendly manner and be professionally attired at all times, exhibiting a neat and polished appearance. This position is also expected to take on some file clerk duties.

Requirements

  • Superior interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of the firm (attorneys, secretaries, administration, and other members of staff) and with clients and visitors
  • Ability to conduct work with strong personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to use multi-line phone system
  • Exhibit initiative and pro-active behavioral style
  • Ability to effectively report to several professionals on a large variety of tasks and manage priorities amid an occasionally heavy volume of work
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Must have strong writing and excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to create, edit, proofread, and finalize all written communication, including emails, memos, documents, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Must be able to multi-task prioritizing appropriately to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed
  • Previous receptionist experience required
  • Experience working in a law firm setting is a plus
  • High school diploma/GED required

Office Services Clerk

Lexington, KY

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP currently has an opening for an office services clerk to join our Lexington, Kentucky office.  The ideal candidate will receive on-the-job training to work in a busy service center.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the document production center with copying, scanning, and faxing
  • Assist with collection, sorting, and delivery of daily mail, overnight packages, faxes, and other items as needed
  • Assist with conference room set-ups, including audio visual, refreshments, and clean up
  • Assist with office inventory and supplies
  • Assist with reception desk coverage
  • Assist with kitchen care, including loading/unloading dishwasher, keeping counters and cabinets clean and stocked, etc.
  • Perform general office duties

Requirements

  • Candidates must exhibit excellent customer service, possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Punctuality and dependability is a must
  • Candidates must exhibit professionalism
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an office environment is preferred
  • High school diploma is required; associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree is preferred

Mailroom/Office Services Clerk

Cincinnati, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm with locations nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms, and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other - both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an opportunity for a mailroom/office services clerk in our Cincinnati office.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with collection, sorting, and delivery of daily mail
  • Coordinate and assist with local delivery (downtown area) of documents and packages on a daily scheduled basis
  • Handle all emergency deliveries
  • Assist with document production, serve as a backup in firm copy center
  • Assist with conference room set-up ensuring rooms are cleaned and properly stocked   
  • Perform general office duties

Requirements

  • Superior interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of the firm (attorneys, secretaries, administration, and other members of staff) and with clients and visitors
  • Ability to conduct work with strong personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Must be able to create, edit, proofread, and finalize all written communication, including emails, memos, documents, etc.
  • Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Valid driver’s license and daily access to a personal vehicle
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an office environment
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed
  • Experience working in a law firm setting is a plus

Records Clerk

Columbus, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 700 attorneys with locations in cities nationwide. Regularly recognized for our successes in courtrooms, boardrooms and local communities, Dinsmore strives to be a dynamic workplace where individuals challenge themselves – and each other both personally and professionally.

Dinsmore has an immediate opening for a Records Clerk in our Columbus, Ohio office. The records clerk will oversee the department's core operations of records research, retrieval/retrieval ordering and file closing while adhering to departmental policies and procedures and performs, to varying degrees, the day-to-day work activities of the records department.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate day-to-day operations including oversight of file closing, records request research and fulfillment and associated specialized tasks
  • Frequently perform complex research and closing tasks
  • Identify defects and problems and make recommendations for process improvement
  • Perform special records service requests as indicated by attorneys and/or legal staff
  • Assess the needs associated with the records of incoming and departing attorneys
  • Manage off-site record center intake and maintenance
  • Process final disposition of aged records
  • Document and maintain retention records
  • Use discretion to ensure the satisfaction of customers and the successful outcome of the department's efforts
  • Review supplies and equipment to ensure adequacy for the department's needs
  • Participate in groups and teams aimed at improving a specific business process
  • Other duties as assigned to facilitate the successful daily operations of the Firm

Requirements

  • Must be able to assess day-to-day work requirements and complete accordingly
  • Must be able to apply departmental policies and procedures consistently in the course of conducting work.
  • Must have advanced computer skills, including understanding and use of ERMS software
  • Must possess solid communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Must be detail and deadline oriented
  • Must maintain commitment to teamwork
  • If applicable, the willingness to work outside of regular work schedule is required
  • Must be able to lift records storage containers weighing up to 40 pounds sporadically throughout assigned shift
  • Minimum of 2 years record keeping experience, preferably in a legal environment

DCS Compliance Officer

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore Compliance Services, LLC (“DCS”) is a provider of outsource compliance services to investment advisers, broker-dealers and municipal advisors.  DCS is looking for two individuals to join its team as compliance officers.

Position
Compliance Officer

Experience
Zero to two years’ experience providing compliance related services to financial institutions

Job Location
Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description
The compliance officers will work the DCS Chief Compliance Officers in providing services to DCS clients.  The daily tasks for compliance officers will include, but not be limited to:  Email reviews; fee bill reviews; suitability reviews; branch office reviews; new account and closed account reviews; marketing and advertising reviews; and DCS client compliance training.  Compliance officers will work extensively with both DCS Chief Compliance Officers and the personnel of DCS clients.

About DCS
DCS is an affiliate of the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.  DCS works through a close knit team to provide high touch and high energy compliance outsourcing to its financial services clients.  DCS currently offers employees health insurance and retirement benefits through a 401k plan.