Charles Ticknor Named Managing Partner for Columbus Office

January 6, 2012News Releases
Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Charles Ticknor has been named the managing partner of the firm’s Columbus office. Ticknor will oversee 50 attorneys and 37 professionals. He assumes the position from Don Leach, who served as the managing partner since 2008.

Ticknor and Leach were two of 27 attorneys who departed the Columbus office of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in the summer of 2008. Leach, who is consistently ranked as one of the top construction lawyers in the state, while also volunteering a considerable amount of time to numerous Columbus area organizations, is excited about the future direction of the firm. "Chuck brings to this leadership role extensive experience and a commitment to the firm, our clients and Central Ohio,” said Leach.

Leach has served as managing partner of Dinsmore’s Columbus and prior Buckingham offices for 15 of the last 16 years. Leach will continue his active involvement in the community, including returning to a position on Upper Arlington City Council, where he previously served as president before not running for reelection in 2009. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the growth and energy of our Columbus office, and thank my colleagues for the opportunity to serve. I know that Chuck will build on our solid foundation and lead us to the next level.”

Ticknor, who has practiced law for nearly 23 years, is excited for the new opportunity. “Dinsmore is striving to be the best law firm in the Midwest and the success of our Columbus office plays a big part in achieving that goal,” said Ticknor

“On a daily basis, I am surrounded by people who exhibit tremendous integrity. We have a uniquely talented and strategic group of business lawyers and staff dedicated to client success. The reality in today’s world is that practicing law and serving clients is a team effort, and the Dinsmore team is outstanding. We are all very optimistic about the future of Central Ohio,“ said Ticknor.

Ticknor is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. For more than two decades, he has represented clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters, and has focused his practice on counseling business and individual clients on strategic issues. Ticknor provides counsel to a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, family-owned operations, non-profits, and individuals. He earned his J.D. and B.A. from The Ohio State University.