I am often asked how it is that we are involved with so many national, state-wide and local high-profile cases, and achieve success all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. As we trumpet here, for example, just in the past 18 months, we have won three cases at the High Court.
While we have many very talented attorneys on our team who work tirelessly for our clients, we also have the opportunity to co-counsel with some of the best and the brightest in the nation — and as a result be exposed to and involved with litigation — and national legal issues and personalities — that we alone probably would not be able to tackle. Here are just a few examples:
- We are co-counsel with Mike Carvin of Jones Day in Washington, D.C. on the Susan B. Anthony List v. Ohio Elections Commission litigation that resulted in our first Supreme Court win in June of last year. Mike Carvin is a nationally-noted appellate advocate, who has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court more than eight times, including twice on ObamaCare and next year has there the landmark case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association that could end union shops in the nation. Here is a great New York Times article on Carvin and the Friedrichs case. Over the past two decades, we have co-counseled several cases with Mike Carvin.
- We are local counsel to Eddie Greim and his firm of Graves Garrett from Kansas City, MO in the case of tea party groups versus the Internal Revenue Services, arising from the illegal targeting of those groups (remember Lois Lerner?). Here is an article about a important case that Greim and Graves Garrett won before the Wisconsin Supreme Court relating to the Scott Walker recall election. These are smart, aggressive attorneys from whom we have learned a lot.
- We regularly work with Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law in Columbus, Ohio who has broken ground time and time again to advance principles of free enterprise, open government and limited government, including the recent win against an illegal property tax increase for taxpayers in Indian Hill School District. Mr. Finney also serves on the board of the 1851 Center.
What does this mean for our regular transactional and litigation clients?
These outside co-counsel relationships, along with our regular “Of Counsel” relationship with attorney Curt Hartman, Chris Ragonesi and others, enable us to leverage knowledge, strategies and resources that few in Cincinnati possess on their own.
Please let our team “make a difference” for you as you navigate the turbulent waters of litigation.