Jeanne Hammerstrom

Jeanne Hammerstrom

Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Chief Marketing and Recruiting Officer
Functional Area: Marketing/Business Development
Year of Induction: 2014

200 Public Sq., Suite 2300
Cleveland, OH 44114-2378

Mobile Phone: 216.401.6641
Business Phone: 216.363.4180

Jeanne Hammerstrom is the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer and brings 25 years of legal marketing experience to her post. She has firm wide responsibility for marketing, communications and practice development, and oversees a staff of business development, public relations, advertising, event planning and other professionals. She also participates in the firm’s Executive Committee, Strategic Growth Committee and Client Service Committee.

Under her leadership, Benesch was ranked the highest of any non-AmLaw 200 firm in the country by Marketing the Law Firm’s 2012 national ranking list, “The Eighth Annual MLF 50: The Top 50 Law Firms in Marketing and Business Development.” Benesch ranked fourth overall and is the only non-AmLaw 200 firm in the top five. Benesch is also the recipient of the 2013 Communicators Award of Excellence for Law and Legal Services for the Benesch website. Benesch received a second place award for its Interactive Recruiting Campaign and a third place award for its Shale Initiative at the 2013 Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Annual Conference. Benesch also received a first place award at the 2008 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference for formation of its Competitive Intelligence/Market Intelligence Team.

Active in the legal industry, Ms. Hammerstrom was recently named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. She is a former President of the International Legal Marketing Association (LMA), Chair of LMA’s 2009 Annual Conference and a past-President of LMA’s Pittsburgh Chapter.


For more than 20 years, Jeanne Hammerstrom has helped and prodded her organizations to thrive through creative and sustained leadership.  Beginning in 1994 at Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh, and now serving at Benesch in Cleveland, Jeanne has consistently developed winning communications, marketing, and business development strategies. She has also brought her talents to her firm’s Executive Committee, Strategic Growth Committee, Client Service Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  And she “gets” law practice management – especially as it relates to the firm’s growth opportunities, including lateral hiring and law firm combinations. She works with the firm’s leadership to identify practice group hiring needs and opportunities for expansion in various core groups and geographic markets.  And most importantly, she shares all this experience beyond the confines of her firm.