What Sets Us Apart

We have been an innovative and forward-thinking firm since day one.  And that was more than 100 years ago.  We know change.  We’ve seen a lot of it, and we’ve helped clients navigate through the uncertainties and complexities of it.  We’ve succeeded because we have found ways to provide unique solutions to problems, often in ways different than other firms.  Ways that keep our firm and our clients prepared for what’s next. It’s what sets us apart.  And it’s what makes us a great partner for taking on whatever comes next.

Since the firm was founded in 1909, we have grown from four attorneys with offices on the third floor of a small office building in downtown Columbus, Ohio to a nationally recognized firm of approximately 375 attorneys with 10 offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania, California, London and Berlin.  Today, we are an Am Law 200 firm that provides strategic business and legal counsel to businesses, including multiple Fortune 500 companies, throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Client service is our number one priority.  

Our firm has been consistently recognized for providing exceptional client service and value to our clients.  Because we think it detracts from client service, there are no “origination bonuses” at Vorys and no single attorney gets “credit” for a matter or for a client.  Instead, we prioritize and reward working as multidisciplinary teams.  This practical, innovative and unique approach to practicing law ensures that our clients receive the benefit of our collective knowledge, experience and insights on each and every matter.

Industry experience helps us understand our clients’ businesses.

We have deep experience across numerous industries.  In each, we have developed new and innovative ways to help our clients develop solutions and achieve their goals.  It starts with understanding our client’s business. It continues by constantly building our knowledge base about our client’s business and understanding changes in our client’s needs and expectations. To that end, we happily embrace ways in which we can work with our clients to integrate our knowledge with the business needs of our clients.  Many of our lawyers have spent time through secondments and other arrangements working onsite for extensive periods of time in legal departments or otherwise collaborating with the legal and business teams of our clients, giving us first-hand experience and a healthy understanding of how our clients’ businesses function.

We put people first.

We’re committed to teamwork, professional development, community involvement and pro bono legal activities.  We value and strive for diversity, equity and inclusion at our law firm, because we believe that by recruiting and promoting lawyers of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, we advance the interests of our clients, our practice, and our entire profession, and because it creates an atmosphere in which all our people thrive.

  • Deep-Rooted Commitment
    to Community Service

    Our firm is grateful for the support it has received from the communities where we practice law.  At each of our offices, our lawyers and professional staff members are deeply involved with cultural organizations, charitable groups, legal pro bono organizations and other programs that seek to improve the quality of life in those communities.

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  • Our Approach to
    Generative Artificial Intelligence

    Throughout our firm’s history, we have consistently integrated technology to enhance our legal practice.  In fact, we have received repeated recognition from independent organizations and our clients alike for our innovative approaches.  With the rapid advancement of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), this commitment resonates more strongly now than ever before.

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  • Commitment to
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    We are a better, stronger firm, and more effective legal and business partners when we recognize the value of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We work each day to create an inclusive, equitable culture in which everyone can feel meaningfully included in the entire firm experience, including enjoying a genuine sense of belonging and equal access to professional opportunities.

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