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Led by Member-in-Charge Noel Shepard, our Columbus-based team works with a wide range of clients and industries in Central Ohio, including some of the largest municipal governments, real estate developers, construction companies and manufacturers.

 

 

Strengths

With over 45 attorneys, FBT Columbus is a multidisciplinary team within a full-service firm. Our depth in the areas of Government Services, Real Estate, Environmental and Labor & Employment speaks to the office’s commanding presence in state and local government and Central Ohio’s growth and manufacturing sectors. In addition, the Columbus team advises on public finance, government contracting and construction, intellectual property, insurance coverage as well as bad faith analysis, business litigation, and tort defense.

We have done work for a wide range of clients in Central Ohio, including Fortune 500 companies, the largest municipal governments in the area, banks, and insurers. We have also represented some of the largest real estate developers and construction-industry players in the region. Additionally, we are routinely asked to be special counsel for various state agencies and entities.

 

Growth

Over the last 15 years, FBT Columbus has grown from fewer than 10 to 45-plus attorneys – a testament to the office’s leadership and entrepreneurial roots. The Columbus office has established strong roots in the region by marketing aggressively, adding attorneys strategically, and building relationships with new clients.  Indeed, when the emphasis is on growth rate and quality of work, the Columbus office is truly outstanding.

Equally important, FBT Columbus is committed to diversity, a commitment it shares with the Columbus community. Over 40% of the office is diverse in terms of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.  In addition to housing a diverse set of attorneys and staff, the office works closely with local high schools, the two law schools in town, the bar associations and other community groups to promote diversity and inclusion.

 

Frost Brown Todd’s Columbus office opened in August 1988 and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a reception hosting well over 100 colleagues and clients.

 

Community

The attorneys in the Columbus office actively participate on boards of community and charitable organizations that help with a range of causes, including poverty, gender equality, and community support. Our attorneys and staff volunteer time for organizations such as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, United Way of Central Ohio, American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, the Buckeye Ranch, and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. The office also has a Charity Committee made up of attorneys and business professionals, responsible for organizing internal charity drives supporting local schools and families.

Meet Our Columbus Team

  • Yazan S. Ashrawi Profile Image
    Yazan S. Ashrawi

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Victoria E. Beckman Profile Image
    Victoria E. Beckman

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Thaddeus M. Boggs Profile Image
    Thaddeus M. Boggs

    Senior Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Catherine F. Burgett Profile Image
    Catherine F. Burgett

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • John I. Cadwallader Profile Image
    John I. Cadwallader

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Frank S. Carson Profile Image
    Frank S. Carson

    Senior Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Stephen E. Chappelear Profile Image
    Stephen E. Chappelear

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Anne E. Duprey Profile Image
    Anne E. Duprey

    Managing Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Daniel F. Edwards Profile Image
    Daniel F. Edwards

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Steven J. Ellcessor Profile Image
    Steven J. Ellcessor

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Suzanne M. Fisher-Edwards Profile Image
    Suzanne M. Fisher-Edwards

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • April K. Fulton Profile Image
    April K. Fulton

    Paralegal

    Columbus, OH

  • James (Jamey) S. Gray Profile Image
    James (Jamey) S. Gray

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Jeremy M. Grayem Profile Image
    Jeremy M. Grayem

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Tyler J. Hall Profile Image
    Tyler J. Hall

    Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • William M. Harter Profile Image
    William M. Harter

    Member

    Columbus, OH

    Charleston, WV

  • Philip K. Hartmann Profile Image
    Philip K. Hartmann

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Eugene (Gene) Hollins Profile Image
    Eugene (Gene) Hollins

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Emmett M. Kelly Profile Image
    Emmett M. Kelly

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Russell J. Kutell Profile Image
    Russell J. Kutell

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Audrey Leavitt Profile Image
    Audrey Leavitt

    Senior Paralegal

    Columbus, OH

  • Jeffrey N. Lindemann Profile Image
    Jeffrey N. Lindemann

    Practice Group Leader

    Columbus, OH

  • Courtney J. Miller Profile Image
    Courtney J. Miller

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Christopher M. Montgomery Profile Image
    Christopher M. Montgomery

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Martin C. Nobile Profile Image
    Martin C. Nobile

    Attorney

    Columbus, OH

  • Ashley L. Oliker Profile Image
    Ashley L. Oliker

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Jaclyn Polsinelli Profile Image
    Jaclyn Polsinelli

    Attorney

    Columbus, OH

  • Samantha M. Quimby Profile Image
    Samantha M. Quimby

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Jennifer D. Readler Profile Image
    Jennifer D. Readler

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Frank J. Reed, Jr. Profile Image
    Frank J. Reed, Jr.

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • David A. Rogers Profile Image
    David A. Rogers

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Andrea M. Salimbene Profile Image
    Andrea M. Salimbene

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Stephen P. Samuels Profile Image
    Stephen P. Samuels

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Jesse J. Shamp Profile Image
    Jesse J. Shamp

    Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Noel C. Shepard Profile Image
    Noel C. Shepard

    Office Member-in-Charge

    Columbus, OH

  • Kevin T. Shook Profile Image
    Kevin T. Shook

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Stephen J. Smith Profile Image
    Stephen J. Smith

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Stephen J. Smith, Sr. Profile Image
    Stephen J. Smith, Sr.

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Zackary L. Stillings Profile Image
    Zackary L. Stillings

    Senior Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Christopher D. Thomas Profile Image
    Christopher D. Thomas

    Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Tani L. Thomas Profile Image
    Tani L. Thomas

    Paralegal

    Columbus, OH

  • Rebecca J. Todora Profile Image
    Rebecca J. Todora

    Attorney

    Columbus, OH

  • Steven M. Tolbert, Jr. Profile Image
    Steven M. Tolbert, Jr.

    Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Michelle S. White Profile Image
    Michelle S. White

    Paralegal

    Columbus, OH

  • Christina Wieg Profile Image
    Christina Wieg

    Associate

    Columbus, OH

  • Thomas V. Williams Profile Image
    Thomas V. Williams

    Member

    Columbus, OH

  • Stephen P. Withee Profile Image
    Stephen P. Withee

    Member

    Columbus, OH

    Charleston, WV