About - Firm Facts

Overview

Roetzel is a full-service law firm with offices located throughout Ohio, Florida, and Chicago. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held and family-run businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals.

Since 1876, our firm has been guided by the core values of innovation, client service, integrity, and excellence in practice. Over the years, the firm has strategically grown in breadth, depth, and strength of legal services offered, and its geographical reach in response to an ever-expanding client base and scope of legal needs.

Successful partnerships require mutual respect, a shared understanding of expectations, and a steadfast commitment to achieving the goal. Our commitment to excellence in client service includes investing the time to listen to our clients and thoroughly understand not just their legal issues, but also their organizational structure and business goals. This, in turn, allows us to provide better counsel and offer our clients practical insight in matters that may affect their business. Roetzel's entrepreneurial philosophy encourages our attorneys to think like our clients - with business minds, ready to embrace new challenges and implement innovative approaches.

As Roetzel has evolved over the years, one thing remains consistent... we are a dynamic law firm that adapts to change and continues to look towards the future as both entrepreneurial owners of our firm and trusted advisors to our clients. We remain dedicated to maintaining a focus on meeting our clients' legal needs and delivering the superior service they expect.

Best Law Firms

  • Roetzel received premier distinctions in five national categories and was recognized regionally in 36 additional areas of practice in the 2019 Best Law Firms list, published by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers
    • National rankings were awarded in Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Construction, Real Estate Law, and Land Use & Zoning Law

Chambers USA

  • Highlighted by Chambers USA as a "Leading Environmental Law Firm" (2003-2019)
  • Four Roetzel partners were individually cited by Chambers USA as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas

National Law Journal

  • Ranked #218 in The National Law Journal's "2016 NLJ 500" list of the nation's largest law firms
  • Ranked #191 in The National Law Journal's "2016 NLJ 500 Women in Law" list of the nation's largest law firms

Regional & Local Recognition

  • Ranked #11 on the 2016 Crain's Cleveland Largest Law Firms list
  • Ranked #20 in the Columbus Business First Book of Lists of the largest law firms in central Ohio
  • Recognized as a member of the Attorneys' Title Fund Services' “President’s Circle” for work throughout 2014 by The Fund, one of the largest title underwriters in the State of Florida, and consistently recognized as a "Fund Top 25" agent in Florida - of the 6,500 title agents, we are in the Top 25 for gross dollar volume in deals
  • Our Real Estate Group was recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as one of the "2017 Best of the Best" law firms in the Midwest for the 13th consecutive year

Best Lawyers

  • 56 attorneys recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 7 attorneys selected as "Lawyer of the Year" in their municipality and practice area by The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019

Super Lawyers

  • 25 attorneys selected as 2019 "Ohio Super Lawyers" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine
  • 8 attorneys recognized as 2019 "Florida Super Lawyers" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine
  • 1 attorney recognized as a 2019 "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine
  • 7 attorneys selected as 2019 "Ohio Rising Stars" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as up-and-coming attorneys under the age 40 or in practice 10 years or less
  • 2 attorneys selected as 2019 "Florida Rising Stars" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as up-and-coming attorneys under the age 40 or in practice 10 years or less
  • 1 attorney recognized as a 2019 “Illinois Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as up-and-coming attorneys under the age 40 or in practice 10 years or less 

Memberships

  • Member of USLAW Network, a legal network of more than 100 independent, defense-based member law firms with nearly 6,000 attorneys covering the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Africa - affiliation promotes sharing of information between member firms in order to enhance the speed, breadth and geographic reach of legal services provided to each member's clients
  • Exclusive Ohio member of Mackrell International, one of the world’s premier networks of independent legal firms with more than 4,500 lawyers in over 60 countries

Miscellaneous

  • A Roetzel attorney has achieved U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professionals status, demonstrating a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles
  • Nationally recognized bond counsel firm listed in The Bond Buyer's "Red Book"
  • Many of our attorneys are Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Many attorneys are Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Law
  • Many attorneys are certified by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization in City, County and Local Government Law; in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law; in Business Litigation; or in Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation attorneys bring knowledge from former posts held within the Industrial Commission and Workers' Compensation Divisions of the Attorney General's Offices, and have served as expert witnesses in state and federal courts on workers' compensation matters
  • Medical Defense attorneys have handled more than 50 trials over the past five years with a winning percentage of more than 90%
  • Government relations capabilities are strengthened by our presence in the state capital of Ohio.
  • A number of our attorneys are agents for title insurance companies
  • Roetzel serves as national and regional coordinating counsel for a variety of clients in product liability, risk management and toxic tort cases, and successfully managed litigation portfolios involving more than 50,000 claims and lawsuits in more than 15 states
About - Firm Facts

Best Law Firms

  • Roetzel received premier distinctions in five national categories and was recognized regionally in 36 additional areas of practice in the 2019 Best Law Firms list, published by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers
    • National rankings were awarded in Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Construction, Real Estate Law, and Land Use & Zoning Law

Chambers USA

  • Highlighted by Chambers USA as a "Leading Environmental Law Firm" (2003-2019)
  • Four Roetzel partners were individually cited by Chambers USA as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas

National Law Journal

  • Ranked #218 in The National Law Journal's "2016 NLJ 500" list of the nation's largest law firms
  • Ranked #191 in The National Law Journal's "2016 NLJ 500 Women in Law" list of the nation's largest law firms

Regional & Local Recognition

  • Ranked #11 on the 2016 Crain's Cleveland Largest Law Firms list
  • Ranked #20 in the Columbus Business First Book of Lists of the largest law firms in central Ohio
  • Recognized as a member of the Attorneys' Title Fund Services' “President’s Circle” for work throughout 2014 by The Fund, one of the largest title underwriters in the State of Florida, and consistently recognized as a "Fund Top 25" agent in Florida - of the 6,500 title agents, we are in the Top 25 for gross dollar volume in deals
  • Our Real Estate Group was recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as one of the "2017 Best of the Best" law firms in the Midwest for the 13th consecutive year

Best Lawyers

  • 56 attorneys recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 7 attorneys selected as "Lawyer of the Year" in their municipality and practice area by The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019

Super Lawyers

  • 25 attorneys selected as 2019 "Ohio Super Lawyers" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine
  • 8 attorneys recognized as 2019 "Florida Super Lawyers" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine
  • 1 attorney recognized as a 2019 "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine
  • 7 attorneys selected as 2019 "Ohio Rising Stars" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as up-and-coming attorneys under the age 40 or in practice 10 years or less
  • 2 attorneys selected as 2019 "Florida Rising Stars" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as up-and-coming attorneys under the age 40 or in practice 10 years or less
  • 1 attorney recognized as a 2019 “Illinois Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as up-and-coming attorneys under the age 40 or in practice 10 years or less 

Memberships

  • Member of USLAW Network, a legal network of more than 100 independent, defense-based member law firms with nearly 6,000 attorneys covering the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Africa - affiliation promotes sharing of information between member firms in order to enhance the speed, breadth and geographic reach of legal services provided to each member's clients
  • Exclusive Ohio member of Mackrell International, one of the world’s premier networks of independent legal firms with more than 4,500 lawyers in over 60 countries

Miscellaneous

  • A Roetzel attorney has achieved U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professionals status, demonstrating a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles
  • Nationally recognized bond counsel firm listed in The Bond Buyer's "Red Book"
  • Many of our attorneys are Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Many attorneys are Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Law
  • Many attorneys are certified by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization in City, County and Local Government Law; in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law; in Business Litigation; or in Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation attorneys bring knowledge from former posts held within the Industrial Commission and Workers' Compensation Divisions of the Attorney General's Offices, and have served as expert witnesses in state and federal courts on workers' compensation matters
  • Medical Defense attorneys have handled more than 50 trials over the past five years with a winning percentage of more than 90%
  • Government relations capabilities are strengthened by our presence in the state capital of Ohio.
  • A number of our attorneys are agents for title insurance companies
  • Roetzel serves as national and regional coordinating counsel for a variety of clients in product liability, risk management and toxic tort cases, and successfully managed litigation portfolios involving more than 50,000 claims and lawsuits in more than 15 states