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950 Main Avenue
Suite 1100
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Denae Wunderle


Company Type: Private

Number of Employees: 411 

% of Young Professional Employees: 37%

How would you describe your culture?

Collaborative, diverse, loyal, service-oriented, team-spirited.

How would you describe your mission and what you do?

Tucker Ellis is a full-service law firm with a special culture of excellence and service. We strive to provide a different and better experience for our clients, rewarding careers for our employees, and service to our communities.

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Corporate Discounts

  • Office Closed for Holidays

  • Mother’s Room

  • Remote Work Option

  • Retirement Plan

  • Educational Assistance

  • Bonuses/Raises

  • Sponsorship & Mentoring

  • Paid Time Off

  • Company Events

  • Employee Resource Groups

  • Diversity & Inclusion Resources and/or Training

  • HSAs (Health Savings Accounts); Term Life Insurance

  • Spouse and Child Term Life Insurance

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

  • Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts

  • Pre-Tax Transportation Spending Accounts

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Short Term Disability Insurance Benefits

  • Student Loan Refinancing Program

  • Voluntary Pet Insurance

  • Voluntary Cancer Guardian Insurance

  • Voluntary Identify Theft Insurance

  • Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance

  • Travel and Accident Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Plan (behavioral health counseling

  • In-house health and wellness seminars and events

  • In-house health screenings

  • In-house flu shots and additional screenings at a cost determined by the organization offering the screenings

What types of positions do you typically hire young professionals for?

Associate and lateral attorneys, law clerks, interns, summer associates, various administrative roles.

What qualities do you look for in a candidate?

Academic success, hardworking, goal-driven, team-oriented, passionate about the work and firm, flexible, willing to ask questions.

Do you have an internship program?

Our Summer Associate Mentorship Program provides law students with the opportunity to work closely with an experienced attorney for the summer to give them a true sense of the practice of law on a day-to-day basis.

Do you have any internal Young Professional groups?

Our Junior Attorney Corps (JAC) is an innovative program designed to give our first- and second-year associates and lateral junior attorneys a more broad-based initial 16 months of law firm experience. Through the JAC program, our newest attorneys work with various practice groups and gain experience in a variety of legal areas.

What types of employee training/development do you offer to help Young Professionals make an impact and grow?

Our Associate Career Development Program provides our associate attorneys with the opportunity to acquire the substantive legal and non-legal skills that are fundamental to lawyer excellence.

How do you help your employees get involved in the community (i.e. volunteer program, service days, etc.)?

Every year on July 16 – the anniversary of our firm’s founding – we close our offices to observe “Tucker Ellis Day,” during which our partners, counsel, associates, and staff choose how to spend the day helping those in need. We also have an active pro bono practice that includes both trial and transactional work, with a local presence in each of our six offices throughout the United States. Additionally, we encourage all of our attorneys’ involvement in professional and civic organizations, local bar associations, and industry groups like the Defense Research Institute.

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