For more than a century, Dinsmore has been providing quality legal counsel to our clients. In recent years, our practice has grown to include ten offices across four states. Today's full-service practice with more than 450 attorneys continues to live up to the ideals established in 1908 by Frank F. Dinsmore and Walter M. Shohl: efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive solutions for every client.
Dinsmore & Shohl's clients include leading businesses and individuals, operating internationally, across the nation, throughout the region and locally. We offer legal services in a broad range of industries including chemicals, communications, construction, education, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, technology, and transportation.
With more than 475 attorneys comes a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our depth and breadth enables us to counsel clients in myriad areas, from antitrust, bankruptcy and benefits to product liability, securities, and zoning. Through dedicated service groups organized around specific disciplines, we regularly assist clients facing challenges and opportunities across more than 55 areas of law.
Dinsmore is recognized among the top firms in the nation, ranking on both the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 250 lists. One hundred thirty-eight of our attorneys are named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 which also has Dinsmore ranked #1 in more than 40 practice areas across nine markets throughout the Midwest. Dinsmore was also selected as a "Go-To Law Firm" by Corporate Counsel Magazine based on surveys of Fortune 500 companies. We have also received accolades from Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States, Martindale-Hubbell, Corporate Board Member Magazine and many other business and legal industry organizations.
We believe strongly in making our communities better places for everyone. Dinsmore maintains a proud tradition of supporting both corporate-wide and individual efforts in the community. Our attorneys and professional staff participate in over 100 different community service and outreach programs throughout our region. The American Lawyer magazine recently named Dinsmore one of the nation's top pro bono law firms for our formal effort geared toward individuals and organizations of limited financial means.
We understand that service begins with accessibility and ends with fulfilled expectations. In order to establish client relationships based on communication and responsiveness, we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients succeed. We work to establish mutually rewarding relationships based on value, accountability and responsiveness. We strive to provide continuity of service through strong client team leadership and retention. We are continuously deploying the next generation of legal-specific technologies to manage costs, reduce risk and more closely align ourselves with client needs. We continually seek to better understand our clients' business, industry, operations, processes, and people, so that we may provide insightful, practical counsel.
We invite you to learn more about our firm, our capabilities, our experience and our people by visiting our website at www.dinsmore.com.