Dinsmore & Shohl's Louisville Office Joins ALFA International

January 7, 2010News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce that ALFA International, a global legal network comprised of 133 law firms, has voted to admit Dinsmore & Shohl as the ALFA International member firm in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to Richard Hetke, CEO of ALFA International, “With the merger of ALFA’s existing Louisville, KY member into the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm, and the ALFA Board’s approval of this offices regional representation, we will continue to field and expand the strongest legal team for business in this area of Kentucky.”

Founded in 1980, ALFA is the oldest and largest U.S. based non-profit association of law firms operating worldwide. ALFA’s membership network is based on exclusive grants of territorial responsibility. Each metropolitan area, state, or country is served by one ALFA law firm.

"Membership in ALFA International provides our clients access to a seamless network of lawyers throughout the United States and internationally with whom we have personal relationships," said Patrick Michael, a partner in the firm's Louisville office and the current Chair of ALFA's Business Litigation Practice Group.

Dinsmore & Shohl joined ALFA as a member in 1985 and currently is the ALFA member firm in both Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, as well as, Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Michael Hawkins, a partner in the firm's Cincinnati office, recently served as the immediate past chair of ALFA International.

About ALFA International
ALFA International is an organization of independent law firms. ALFA International’s membership is comprised of 133 international law firms (85 U.S. based firms, 48 non U.S. based firms) employing over 8,500 lawyers and 10,000 other legal professionals. Member firms are located in nearly every U.S. state as well as in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Latin and South America and the Pacific Rim. ALFA International’s basic objective, accomplished through its member firms and their activities, is to improve the quality and efficiency of legal services and to provide those services to clients within a reasonable and value oriented cost formula across jurisdictions around the world.