Type: News
Date: 01/02/2012

Chester Willcox & Saxbe Has Merged with Taft - Taft Continues Strategic Regional Expansion

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. 

About Taft

Taft is a regional law firm with seven offices in four states: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including: Business and Finance; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business Restructuring; Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights; Environmental; Health and Life Sciences; Private Client Services; Real Estate; and Tax law.


With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective, helping its clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, in reaching their goals. 


About Chester Willcox & Saxbe

Chester Willcox & Saxbe, LLP, a full-service Columbus law firm with a business orientation designed to meet the needs of its corporate and individual clients, was established in 1884. The firm’s practice areas included litigation and appeals, associations, business and corporate law, campaign and election law, construction law, employment and labor law, entertainment law, environmental law, estate planning, family business law, probate law, family law, government, real estate and land use, regulated industries, municipal law, taxation, trademark and university and college law.   

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