James Reid, a Michigan attorney, has brought his team to the Detroit office of Ohio’s Dinsmore and Shohl LLP. Along with partner R.J. Cronkhite and associate Zoey Mayhew, Reid is moving from Maddin, Hauser, Roth and Heller in Southfield, where he practiced for more than 15 years.
Reid counsels entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and human resource directors.
“Early in my career, I was a pit bull litigator. But when the economy tanked, it was an eye-opener to sink or swim,” Reid says. “I decided to swim by learning to help companies resolve the issues they were suffering because of the recession.”
Reid was listed as DBusiness magazine Top Lawyer for the last three years and has earned numerous awards in his career. Dinsmore has more than 650 attorneys nationwide.
“As I grew my platform, my clients wanted help in other areas like immigration and intellectual property,” Reid says. “Dinsmore provides a much bigger chess board to serve them. Now I can offer them the efficiencies and resources from Dinsmore’s nationwide attorneys across so many specialized practice areas. I can fully serve my clients because Dinsmore attorneys have the skill set to compete with anyone.”
Cronkhite serves clients as lead trial counsel in automotive, health care, real estate development, and other industries. He is the chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s 2,300-member litigation section. He began practicing as an associate in 2011. Mayhew focuses on employment law. They have worked with Reid for three years.
“Zoey is an amazing transactional attorney, and R.J. is a fantastic litigator who can handle any kind of dispute,” Reid says. “I’ve seen the two of them together conquer the primary needs of clients over and over.”
Dinsmore has offices in 25 cities throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.