TRZ: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TRZ has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TRZ to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

Main Location

One Cleveland Center, Suite 2330
1375 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-456-3840
3 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Joseph Thacker Joseph Thacker Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA
Practicing in: Insurance Law
Practicing in: Insurance Law
Richard S. Walinski Richard S. Walinski Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA
Practicing in: Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Practicing in: Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

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    Client Comments

    "I have worked with Joe Thacker since 1989 in a variety of litigated matters - contract, product liability, insurance coverage, etc. Joe is an exceptionally bright and knowledgeable trial counselor. He is creative, efficient, and very effective. He relates very well with business people, as well as with in-house counsel and co-counsel. Of the scores of attorneys I have engaged, both at Cooper Tire and at my former employer, Aeroquip-Vickers (now part of Eaton Corp.), he is by far superior in every respect."
    - James Kline
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    "Joe Thacker is an outstanding lawyer. He is an extremely effective communicator and an excellent writer. His responsiveness is remarkable, particularly because of the high demand for his services. He is not only effective in obtaining optimal outcomes, but he does so efficiently, with a concern for the cost associated with the matter he is handling."
    - Joe Stancati
    Dana Corporation
    "Joseph Thacker is very experienced and has good client communications."
    "Joe Thacker is a master in insurance coverage litigation. He is very nimble and strategic. His firm's commitment to flexible, alternative fee arrangements makes it possible to create a partnership that produces real value for the client."
    "My experience to date has been limited with lawyers thank God. However, lawyers' reputations, coupled with our legal system, does not make the thought of working with both very appealing. I was pleasantly surprised by Mark's approach and found that he viewed my situation as if he were me and would approach the case with high moral character and not view me as only a customer who was paying him for his service. There was no question I would ask that he did not address until I was completely satisfied and had a clear understanding of the question. He was very good at explaining what appeared to be very complicated issues and making them easy to understand. He also approaches each issue with a tenacity and conviction that I have seldom seen in anyone in the legal profession."
    - Marc Gottlieb
    MHG Sales
    "Mark does a great job of seeing all the potential issues in complex litigation and developing a strategy for addressing and resolving them. He also has always given me good advice based on what he believes is the best strategy for any issues that arise during litigation. However, if we decide on a course of direction different from the one he recommended, he accepts the decision and pursues that course of action aggressively and with no reservations. I am very pleased with the work Mark has done for us."
    - Doug Hertlein
    Ohio Insurance Liquidation Office
    "Mark Wallach has represented several of my municipal government clients in very complex litigation matters. Mr. Wallach is a very good attorney with excellent attorney skills. He provides excellent representation to his clients at the trial court level, the appellate court level, and in business transactions. He is professional, timely, thorough, and responsive to client demands."
    "I have worked with Joe Thacker since 1989 in a variety of litigated matters - contract, product liability, insurance coverage, etc. Joe is an exceptionally bright and knowledgeable trial counselor. He is creative, efficient, and very effective. He relates very well with business people, as well as with in-house counsel and co-counsel. Of the scores of attorneys I have engaged, both at Cooper Tire and at my former employer, Aeroquip-Vickers (now part of Eaton Corp.), he is by far superior in every respect."
    - James Kline
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    "Joe Thacker is an outstanding lawyer. He is an extremely effective communicator and an excellent writer. His responsiveness is remarkable, particularly because of the high demand for his services. He is not only effective in obtaining optimal outcomes, but he does so efficiently, with a concern for the cost associated with the matter he is handling."
    - Joe Stancati
    Dana Corporation
    "Joseph Thacker is very experienced and has good client communications."
    "Joe Thacker is a master in insurance coverage litigation. He is very nimble and strategic. His firm's commitment to flexible, alternative fee arrangements makes it possible to create a partnership that produces real value for the client."

    Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA

    Main Location

    One Cleveland Center, Suite 2330
    1375 East Ninth Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    Phone: 216-456-3840
    3 offices

    Management

    Firm Administrator

    Contacts

    Firm Administrator
    216.456.3840

    Personnel

    Partners: 8
    Of Counsel: 4
    Associates: 4
    Paralegals: 5
    Non-Legal Employees: 9

    Practice Areas

    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Insurance Law
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
    Litigation - Municipal