Brouse McDowell is a 100-year old business law firm based in northern Ohio. With offices in Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, and Youngstown, Ohio and Naples, Florida, the firm’s attorneys serve clients ranging from the nation’s largest corporations to mid-market entities, sole proprietorships, municipalities, and nonprofits. We are a mid-size firm with the talent, diverse experience, and national reach of a large firm.
At Brouse, the collective experience of more than 80 attorneys working in an interactive and collaborative environment yields creative, practical solutions for our clients. Our record of achievement in the regional business community underscores our understanding of the challenges our clients face and the important details and nuances that influence business and legal outcomes. As we begin our next century, we renew our commitment to excellence, to professional responsibility and community involvement, and to the enthusiastic and vigorous advocacy for our clients and their business matters.
Brouse by the Numbers
Number of Attorneys: 80+
- Ranked #1 by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2021 for the highest percentage of local female partners among firms with more than 15 female partners in Northeast Ohio, according to Crain’s List of Largest Law Firms.1
- Recognized as a “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360's Glass Ceiling 2020 Report and ranked the #1 firm in Ohio and #8 nationally for the highest representation of women in its equity partnership (among firms with 51-100 attorneys).2
- 28 Brouse attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 list and 6 named to the Ones to Watch List.
- 29 Practice Areas were recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2021, including 16 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings.
- 22 Brouse attorneys were named Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars® in 2021.
- 29 attorneys are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.
- 6 attorneys are Certified Specialists in Insurance Coverage Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.
1 Based on data as of June 30, 2021 from the 77 largest law firms by local number of attorneys in Northeast Ohio.
2 Based on data as of December 31, 2019.