Our Firm

About Brouse McDowell

Brouse McDowell is a full-service business law firm based in northeast Ohio. From offices in Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown and Lorain County, our 80 attorneys serve clients across the region and far beyond. We’re a mid-size firm with the talent, diverse experience and national reach of a large firm and the unwavering service ethic and personal touch of a small firm.

As we approach our centennial in 2019, we continue our long tradition of delivering sophisticated legal counsel to clients that range from sole proprietorships to the nation’s largest corporations. Although we frequently guide clients through their most important challenges and opportunities, we manage the business in a way that allows us to deliver exceptional value. Our commitment to value guides not only our rate structure, but our staffing practices, how we use technology, and every other aspect of our operation.

Creative solutions through collaboration

We work together at Brouse – both within and across practice areas. We capitalize on the collective insight of our colleagues, and work side by side with our clients to pursue and achieve positive outcomes. Candid conversations and true collaboration lead us to more options, deeper insight, and better solutions.

The Brouse team is collegial, open, energetic and client-focused. Giving back to the community is also at the core of our culture. Our attorneys and staff are involved as leaders in hundreds of organizations in the communities where they live and work – from professional associations to civic, cultural, educational and religious organizations.

Because community involvement is so important at Brouse, we award the Karl S. Hay Community Service Award, named for a former Brouse partner whose community involvement was legendary. The award recognizes a team member’s community involvement with a contribution to the organization of his or her choice. Recipients are listed below.

Akron Community Foundation
Domestic Violence Center
Hattie Larlham Foundation
Road Runner Akron Marathon
Youth Challenge
Art Therapy Studio
Fairport Harbor Congregation Church Youth Group