CLEVELAND--(Thomas J. Coyne and Christine M. Haaker were named to the annual BTI Client Service All-Star Team for 2013. Thompson Hine is one of just 65 U.S. law firms with more than one lawyer recognized. This brings the number of the firm’s lawyers who have been named All-Stars to ten, with four recognized for multiple years.)--Thompson Hine partners
“Thompson Hine prides itself on exceptional client service, and we emphasize it in all our training, our programs and our orientation to business. We appreciate when our service excellence is recognized.”
BTI surveyed more than 240 corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies, probing all aspects of client relationships, including client focus, satisfaction, legal skills, the ability to deliver results and thorough business understanding. Coyne and Haaker were identified as being unsurpassed in their superior client service, responsiveness and accessibility.
“Congratulations to Tom and Christine on this well-deserved recognition, which evidences our firm’s commitment to client service,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner. “Thompson Hine prides itself on exceptional client service, and we emphasize it in all our training, our programs and our orientation to business. We appreciate when our service excellence is recognized.”
Coyne leads the firm’s national Real Estate practice group. He represents commercial real estate owners, investors, developers and end users in matters involving corporate and institutional real estate. Coyne’s commitment to superior client service has earned him high marks in several national ranking publications, including numerous editions of both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 United States. Clients surveyed for these guides describe him as “an incredibly strong and pragmatic lawyer” who is “responsive, smart and efficient.” The commercial developers and real estate owners he represents characterize him as “a thorough and strategic thinker and a tough but fair negotiator.”
This is the second time Haaker, a member of the Business Litigation practice group, has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation covering a broad range of issues. She is president of the Dayton Bar Association Foundation board of trustees and a former president of the Dayton Bar Association. Haaker was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers®, where she has been recognized for the past nine years.
This is the most recent client service recognition Thompson Hine has received from BTI. The firm has been named to The BTI Client Service A-Team for 11 consecutive years, and in December was named for the sixth consecutive year to the The BTI Client Service 30, ranking sixth nationally for overall client service. The firm earned particular praise for “Providing Value for the Dollar” and “Keeping Clients Informed.” The firm also scored highly in categories including “Client Focus,” “Commitment to Help,” “Handles Problems,” “Helps Advise on Business Issues” and “Innovative Approach.”
About Thompson Hine LLP. Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized for more than ten consecutive years as one of the top law firms in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance, and for six years has ranked as one of the top 30 law firms in the United States for client service. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ThompsonHine.com.