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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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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 peter.masta[email protected].

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].

Trademark Associate

Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY

Dinsmore has immediate opportunities available for trademark and copyright associates in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; and Lexington and Louisville, KY. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in trademarks and copyrights clearance, prosecution and transactional work, with trademark and copyright litigation experience a bonus. A technical background is not required. IP litigation experience will be considered. All candidates should be licensed to practice in their state of practice have a strong academic background and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.

Dinsmore’s IP department includes a group of 100+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Chicago, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Atlanta, Charleston, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, 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 send cover letter, resume, and 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].

Trademark Litigation Associate

Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA

Dinsmore & Shohl LP, a prominent national law firm with more than 650 attorneys in 26 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a Trademark Litigation Associate in Cincinnati, OH or Boston, MA. This position would be in our IP Trademark Practice Group.  Candidates must have a minimum of four 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 have a license to practice in OH or MA, 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, 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 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].

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

Lexington, KY

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity for a mid-level litigation associate in our Lexington, Kentucky office. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of three years of litigation experience, including experience preparing and arguing motions, taking depositions, handling complex discovery and ESI, and preparing cases for trial. Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with the Kentucky 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 Kentucky is preferred. Out-of-state candidates willing to sit for the Kentucky bar exam or eligible for admission in Kentucky 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].

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].

Litigation Associate

Huntington, WV

Dinsmore has an immediate opportunity available for a litigation associate in our Huntington, West Virginia office. A minimum of 2 years of litigation experience is preferred, including experience managing discovery, assisting in the taking of depositions, and candidate must be well-versed in researching and drafting briefs and motions. A license to practice in West Virginia is required. All candidates should anticipate working on fast-paced, complex litigation, have strong academic credentials, and possess superior 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].

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

Corporate Paralegal

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 opening for a corporate paralegal in its Cincinnati, Ohio office. The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in the areas of corporate records maintenance, new entity formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, UCC searches and filings, lien filings, apostilles, mergers and acquisitions, and contract support. Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized, and possess a desire to work as a member of a team.

Requirements

  • Ability to perform high-quality billable work and record time in accordance with client/firm policy
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to support multiple attorneys and teams in a large law firm setting
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality
  • Strong technical and database skills
  • Knowledge and experience with secretary of state and UCC filings
  • Document management experience
  • College degree, ABA-approved paralegal certificate, or experience equivalent
  • 3+ years of paralegal experience

Litigation Paralegal

Columbus, OH

At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 650 attorneys with locations in numerous 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 Columbus, Ohio 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. Health care litigation experience is a plus. Candidates must have experience reviewing and summarizing medical and other related records, summarizing depositions, as well as strong document management experience. Strong knowledge and experience with drafting discovery and subpoenas a must. Candidates should also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized, have strong technical and database skills, and possess pre-trial and trial experience.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of paralegal experience
  • Highly skilled and proactive litigation paralegal
  • Perform high-quality billable work and expertise in assisting attorneys through all phases of litigation
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy and confidentiality
  • Possess strong technical and database skills
  • Knowledge and experience with discovery and subpoenas
  • Document management experience
  • Must possess knowledge of state and federal court rules, as well as working knowledge of eFiling
  • College degree, ABA-approved paralegal certificate, or experience equivalent

Trademark Paralegal

Cincinnati, OH

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a law firm with over 650 attorneys in cities nationwide, currently has an opportunity for a trademark paralegal with at least three years of trademark law experience. This is a full time opportunity in our Cincinnati office. 

Responsibilities

  • Preparing and filing U.S. trademark applications
  • Preparing and filing Statements of Use, Extension Requests, Requests to Divide, Declarations Under Sections 8 & 9, Declarations of Use and Incontestability, and other prosecution and maintenance filings
  • Conducting preliminary trademark clearance searches
  • Preparing basic Trademark Trial and Appeal Board filings
  • Preparing assignment and other record title filings with the U.S. Trademark Office
  • Assisting with trademark and copyright due diligence
  • Preparing, filing, and prosecuting applications for copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Preparing correspondence to and communicating with clients and local counsel regarding trademark prosecution and maintenance issues
  • Keeping attorneys apprised of upcoming deadlines and working with them to apprise clients

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of trademark paralegal experience, including with the prosecution and clearance of trademarks
  • Experience with TTAB proceedings and foreign trademark protection
  • Experience using Corsearch and CPI docketing software is preferred

    Trademark Paralegal

    Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL

    At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 650 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 open in our Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago offices.  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

    Morgantown, 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 650 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.

    We are seeking an experienced legal administrative assistant to join our Morgantown, WV office to support multiple timekeepers, including the office managing partner. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide administrative support, including transcription of dictation, completing/processing of client/matter forms, and client billing
    • Manage attorney communications
    • Prepare and process of documents
    • Maintain schedules and calendars of multiple timekeepers

    Requirements

    • Experience with wills, estates, and trusts and/or litigation
    • Knowledge of format, procedure, and specialized terminology relevant to the practice area
    • Able to write clearly and concisely
    • Self-directed, high energy with advanced computer skills
    • Possess a high degree of organization and attention to detail
    • Notary is a plus

    Legal Administrative Assistant

    Cleveland, OH

    The Cleveland office of national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl has an immediate opening for an experienced and professional legal administrative assistant who will support multiple attorneys/paralegals primarily in connection with patent opinion and prosecution and all phases of trademark protection and enforcement. Position responsibilities and duties will include electronic filings; client communication; billing; formatting, proofreading, and editing of contracts, spreadsheets, and other reports and transaction-related documents; docket management; travel arrangements; time entry; online research; and other legal support functions. We seek candidates who are self-directed, highly motivated, 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 attorney timekeeping software and electronic document management systems
    • Familiarity with basic online resources
    • 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

    Preferred, but not required

    • Solid work history including 3-5 years supporting multiple attorneys/paralegals
    • Experience in patent, trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and transactional work
    • Experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • 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

    Denver, CO

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a full service AmLaw 200 national law firm, is seeking candidates for a full-time litigation legal administrative assistant for their Denver office. This position is responsible for providing complex legal and administrative support, with minimal supervision, to attorneys within a variety of practice groups. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience in a law firm environment.

    We seek candidates who are self-directed, highly customer service oriented, and can work in a fast paced team environment. The candidate will possess advanced administrative and computer skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a thorough knowledge of state and federal court rules.

    Responsibilities

    • Preparation and electronic filing of pleadings and motions for state and federal courts and discovery documents for service
    • Generation of pleadings and briefs including table of contents and authorities
    • Extensive and accurate calendaring
    • Formatting, proofreading, and editing of letters and other documents
    • Opening new matters, time entry, and client preview billing
    • Setting up and maintaining case files
    • Scheduling, preparing expense reports, and travel coordination

    Requirements

    • A minimum of 5 years of litigation experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 software and a typing speed of 65 WPM
    • Experience working with a document management system. In-depth knowledge of ECF, state and federal court rules, Pacer, Lexis Nexis and working with PDF documents
    • Exceptional writing, grammar, proofreading skills
    • Strong calendaring and calendar management experience
    • Effectively report to several professionals on a wide variety of tasks
    • Ability to work under pressure, flexibility to handle last minute filings, and prioritize work flow to meet deadlines
    • Must be extremely well organized and detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
    • Establish effective and positive working relationships within operational groups
    • Promote and maintain the professional reputation of the firm with a high level of conduct and confidentiality
    • Ability to work additional hours as needed
    • Candidates must have mid to large law office experience
    • Requires a high school diploma, some college coursework or 4-year degree preferred

    Litigation Practice Support Specialist

    Dayton, 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 currently has an opening for a practice support specialist to join our Dayton, Ohio office. This person will assist multiple attorneys primarily in connection with civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, as well as family law matters. This position is a hybrid role that will include billing time in keeping with traditional paralegal responsibilities, as well as assisting with nonbillable work.

    Responsibilities

    • Review and summarize records
    • Conduct case research
    • Prepare basic pleadings and motion packages
    • Case document management
    • Prepare and service subpoenas in accordance with court rules
    • Docket and calendar litigation deadlines
    • File/e-file in state and federal courts

    Requirements

    • Minimum 3 years of litigation support experience
    • Ideal candidate will have working knowledge and understanding of State and Federal court rules and procedures
    • Experience using attorney timekeeping software and document management systems
    • Must have intermediate-level use of Microsoft Office Suite, .pdf editing software, and related legal software
    • Ability to effectively organize, plan, and prioritize work
    • Excellent writing, grammar, and proofreading skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Proven success as a positive team player, as well as an independent worker
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment

    Medical Records Clerk

    Wheeling, WV

    At Dinsmore & Shohl, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm comprised of more than 650 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 is seeking a full-time medical records clerk to join our Wheeling office.

    Responsibilities

    • Request, track, and maintain high volume of medical records according to office guidelines
    • Maintain detailed tracking templates and work with project assistant/nurse paralegal/attorney to handle follow-up requests for records
       

    Requirements

    • Prior experience working with large volumes of medical records
    • Prior experience working with medical records in a hospital or physician’s office
    • Ability to work independently while still being part of a team.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team/collaborative environment to problem solve and implement process improvements
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Ability to take and follow instructions
    • Flexible and adaptive to a deadline driven work environment

    Payroll Manager

    Cincinnati, OH

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, a prominent Cincinnati-based law firm with more than 650 attorneys in cities nationwide, has an opportunity for an experienced payroll manager in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. As a payroll manager at Dinsmore, you will be a member of the Human Resources team and responsible for supervising the daily operations of payroll while ensuring compliance to all policies and procedures of the firm. You will work with and make recommendations to the HR director, Benefits & Payroll regarding various projects and other critical functions.

      Responsibilities

      • Ensure goals and objectives are met
      • Provide accurate and timely completion of assignments and inquiry responses
      • Oversee all tasks and duties completed and done within the firm’s set guidelines and policies
      • Review, investigate, and resolve problems related to payroll, extending to providing solutions to avoid future errors
      • Confirm all payroll cycles, including bi-weekly and monthly are accurately executed
      • Ensure all related payroll functions are accurately completed each day
      • Work with HR director, Benefits & Payroll to develop and implement appropriate payroll operations policies and controls
      • Certify all internal controls and processes prevent errors and are in compliance with corporate policies, and state and federal regulation
      • Prepare audit schedules for year-end requirements, such as 401K Audit, W-2 reconciliation, workers' compensation, and bonuses; quarterly reconciliation for tax adjustments
      • Prepare and complete annual W-2 processing and balancing requirements
      • Work with HR team to run all reports related to payroll cycle close including reviewing reports for audits, other payroll-related transactions, previewing the register prior to finalizing the payroll, and balancing and verifying payroll accuracy prior to final release to ensure payroll is closed accurately
      • Provide support to the day to day operations such as payroll related questions, manual checks for new hires, terminations, and other payroll adjustments
      • Respond to report requests within HR and from the director of finance
      • Analyze HRIS and General Ledger after each payroll to ensure accuracy and balancing
      • Promote effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers
      • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, staying ahead of any changes to both state and federal laws, as they relate to payroll
      • Understand and execute internal policies, making recommendations or suggesting solutions where necessary
      • Liaise with auditors and manage payroll tax audits
      • Fund retirement plan and HSA contributions to vendor
      • Process partner workers' compensation (Ohio) – billing/enrollment/termination
      • Serve as point person for staff time management system
      • Comply with Bureau of Labor Statistics/Multi State Reporting
      • Enter and balance United Way & Fine Arts deductions
      • Process quarterly City Service Fee
      • Process tax updates/changes

      Requirements

      • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in managing payroll processes with high employee volume, approximately 1,350 (multi-state, taxable/non-taxable environment)
      • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws
      • Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll and taxes
      • Familiarity with payroll software/ HRIS (Ceridian strongly preferred) and MS Office (especially Excel)
      • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet all deadlines
      • Extremely detail-oriented
      • A positive and solution-oriented mindset
      • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
      • An analytical mind and good math skills
      • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
      • A customer service mindset and an ability to interact professionally with all levels of firm employees, including attorneys and staff
      • BS/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or related field; professional certification (e.g. CPP, CPM) is a plus

      Office Services Clerk

      Chicago, IL

      At Dinsmore, we help our clients, employees, and communities accomplish more. We are a large corporate law firm 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 an office services clerk in our Chicago 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 point of contact in firm copy center
      • Assist with conference room set-up, ensuring rooms are cleaned and properly stocked
      • Back-up reception coverage
      • Back-up occasional secretarial coverage
      • Be a point of contact for IT troubleshooting/IT set-up for new hires
      • 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
      • Exhibit professionalism
      • Ability to work additional hours as needed
      • Experience working in a law firm setting is a plus
      • Valid driver’s license and daily access to a personal vehicle
      • 1-2 years of experience working in an office environment
      • High school diploma is required; associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred