Founded in 1938, Benesch is one of Cleveland's most notable law firms, but it has expanded beyond its Midwest roots to provide legal services coast to coast and internationally. The firm's core practice areas include corporate & securities, healthcare, information technology, IP, labor & employment, litigation, real estate, and environmental law. The firm counsels clients across more than 20 industries. The firm takes training seriously, and associates appreciate the transparency into career development at ...

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

250 - 500


Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.


No. of U.S. Offices



No. of International Offices



Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL


Major Practice Areas

Commercial Finance & Banking

About the Firm

Founded in 1938, Benesch is one of Cleveland's most notable law firms. The firm has been recognized for its corporate, health care, and real estate work.

Midwest Roots and Worldwide Growth

Cleveland attorneys Alfred Benesch, Jerome Friedlander, and I. Robert Morris founded the firm nearly 80 years ago at the tail end of the Depression. Benesch, a prominent player in Cleveland's political arena, had served as judge of Cleveland's police court, a city council member, and State Director of Commerce. He was also heavily involved in area schools as a member of Cleveland's board of education—a local elementary school was eventually named after him. Robert Coplan joined the firm after serving as a naval aviator during World War II and built up the firm's tax practice. In 1...