January 2, 2012
Effective January 2, 2012, Chester Willcox & Saxbe, LLP has merged with the regional law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP to strengthen its client service capacities in Columbus.
"We welcome lawyers and staff of Chester Willcox & Saxbe to Taft today. In addition to outstanding litigation, business, labor & employment and private client practices, attorneys joining us provide an experienced, sophisticated energy practice that is already very active and expected to grow," said Thomas Terp, Taft's Chairman and Managing Partner.
Taft’s merger with Chester Willcox & Saxbe strengthens its presence in Ohio’s capital city and is consistent with the firm’s mission to be one of the preeminent law firms in the country. David Johnson and Charles R. “Rocky” Saxbe now serve as Co-Partners-In-Charge of the Columbus office.
Bringing the total number of Columbus-based Taft attorneys to 42, Taft has more than 330 attorneys focused in nearly 70 practice areas across virtually every industry. Taft and Chester Willcox & Saxbe, founded in 1885 and 1884 respectively, have storied histories.
The Taft firm’s history includes two U.S. Senators, a U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the principal author of the federal Taft Hartley Act. Chester Willcox & Saxbe partners have included Jack Chester, Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon during the Watergate investigation, and Bill Saxbe, who served as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Ambassador to India.