Welcome to Hahn Loeser

At Hahn Loeser, we believe that a new career opportunity can transform the life of a lawyer. For that reason, we embrace lawyers who want to achieve their full potential − lawyers who are talented, dedicated, and driven to succeed, and those who want to work alongside like-minded professionals. We welcome attorneys in the early stages of their career as well as lateral attorneys who are looking for a fresh start or a new challenge.

We must be doing something right. Operating for more than a century, we realize that attorneys need the freedom to grow as individuals, both personally and professionally. And they want to make a difference for their clients. With that in mind, we attract and retain exceptional attorneys, in part by offering them what they’ve come to expect from a prominent national law firm:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages
  • Work/life balance
  • Opportunities to explore volunteer and pro bono activities
  • Professional development, mentorship, and training programs

The best reasons to join HLP, however, come directly from our attorneys and spoken in their own words.

“Hahn Loeser afforded me the resources to grow my practice from day one—and I’ve been with the Hahn Loeser my entire career, starting in 2001. The Firm encourages entrepreneurship among its lawyers and is quick to help evaluate, develop, and support every opportunity our lawyers want to pursue.” 

– Rocco Debitetto, Partner, Cleveland office

“I was attracted to HLP because of the Firm’s outstanding reputation. I knew that working with the lawyers who are held in such high regard would help to grow my practice.”

– James Holloway, Partner, Fort Myers office

“Hahn Loeser provides the resources I need to build and support my practice, while also allowing me the autonomy to do so in my own way. Our attorneys’ breadth and depth of experience affords me the opportunity to offer my clients a “one stop shop” for all of their legal needs.”

– Allison Christensen, Partner, Naples office

“Outside the box thinkers. Problem solvers. Trusted advisors to their clients. These are some of the phrases I heard people use to describe Hahn Loeser while I was engaged in the lateral hiring process. Since joining Hahn Loeser, the Firm has met and exceeded each of those adjectives. Hahn Loeser has provided a place where its strong reputation in the legal community has not only allowed me to grow my existing practice, but also has afforded me many opportunities to collaborate with lawyers in other practice areas and to assist their clients on issues related to my practice.”

– Sherry Rollo, Partner, Chicago office

“What originally attracted me to HLP was the breadth and depth of experience at the Firm. When I left HLP and joined another firm closer to my home, I realized that not all firms are created equal. Fortunately for me, I was able to rejoin HLP and am glad I did. Now I can better serve my clients knowing no matter what legal issues they confront we have the experience to fully service their needs.”

– Art Gibbs, Partner, Cleveland office

“Five years in, I’m thrilled I made a lateral move to HLP. The Firm’s leadership team has given me the autonomy and support to grow my unique litigation practice and my partners have eagerly provided top-notch assistance in areas outside my experience, be it bankruptcy, complicated bond financing deals, and labor and employment, to name a few. HLP is tenacious in fighting for its clients, yet extremely collegial within its ranks. My move to HLP has been very rewarding, both professionally and financially. I couldn’t be happier.”

– Mike Whitt, Partner, Fort Myers office

“I joined Hahn Loeser as a lateral litigation partner in June 2022. The Firm won me over due in part to its nationally-recognized Construction Law practice, not to mention the collegiality in the Columbus office. I knew that I could confidently bring my clients here, and that I had a great opportunity to further my career.”

– Tim Cole, Partner, Columbus office

“I joined Hahn Loeser as a lateral litigation associate in January 2023.  As a Navy Reservist, I found Hahn Loeser a lot like the Navy SEALs – large enough to provide support and security, but nimble and efficient so that I could make an immediate impact, as opposed to the more cumbersome ‘Big Law’ firms.

– John Drdek, Associate, San Diego office

“Both the depth of experience and the national reputation of the Firm drew me to Hahn Loeser.  I have known many of the lawyers here over my years in practice and joining HLP has only confirmed my admiration for the professionals in this firm. I wanted a broader platform to grow my M&A practice and Hahn Loeser has provided every resource to make that a reality.”

– Benjamin Cooke, Partner, Cleveland office

“I joined Hahn Loeser as a lateral corporate and tax associate in October 2022. The Firm’s national footprint and full-service capabilities, as well as its diverse clientele, are what first got my attention. But after speaking with the team, I knew that I couldn’t get an experience of this kind—at a firm with such a family-oriented culture—anywhere else in town.”

– Justin Yarnell, Associate, Columbus office

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