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Led by Partner-in-Charge Yazan Ashrawi, 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

Office Partner-in-Charge

Columbus, OH

Scott J. Bent Profile Image
Scott J. Bent

Partner

Columbus, OH

Jessica Boeckman Profile Image
Jessica Boeckman

Paralegal

Columbus, OH

Thaddeus M. Boggs Profile Image
Thaddeus M. Boggs

Partner

Columbus, OH

Aaron T. Brogdon Profile Image
Aaron T. Brogdon

Partner

Columbus, OH

Catherine F. Burgett Profile Image
Catherine F. Burgett

Partner

Columbus, OH

John I. Cadwallader Profile Image
John I. Cadwallader

Partner

Columbus, OH

Frank S. Carson Profile Image
Frank S. Carson

Partner

Columbus, OH

Joshua R. Cepluch Profile Image
Joshua R. Cepluch

Counsel

Columbus, OH

Chelsea Fletcher Cook Profile Image
Chelsea Fletcher Cook

Associate

Columbus, OH

Anne E. Duprey Profile Image
Anne E. Duprey

Partner

Columbus, OH

Max J. Fournier Profile Image
Max J. Fournier

Associate

Columbus, OH

April K. Fulton Profile Image
April K. Fulton

Paralegal

Columbus, OH

Nicolaus A. Gordon Profile Image
Nicolaus A. Gordon

Managing Associate

Louisville, KY

Columbus, OH

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

Partner

Columbus, OH

Deb Hackathorn Profile Image
Deb Hackathorn

Government Relations Principal

Columbus, OH

William M. Harter Profile Image
William M. Harter

Partner

Columbus, OH

Charleston, WV

Philip Hartmann
Philip K Hartmann

Partner

Columbus, OH

Matthew W. Hoyt Profile Image
Matthew W. Hoyt

Partner

Columbus, OH

Alyson N. Hurley Profile Image
Alyson N. Hurley

Partner

Columbus, OH

David Janklow Profile Image
David Janklow

Partner

Columbus, OH

Emmett M. Kelly Profile Image
Emmett M. Kelly

Partner

Columbus, OH

Russell J. Kutell Profile Image
Russell J. Kutell

Partner

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

Kaitlin L. Madigan Profile Image
Kaitlin L. Madigan

Senior Associate

Columbus, OH

Kevin A. Marks Profile Image
Kevin A. Marks

Associate

Columbus, OH

N. Nicole Mattingly Profile Image
N. Nicole Mattingly

Associate

Columbus, OH

Michael J. McDonald Profile Image
Michael J. McDonald

Associate

Columbus, OH

Elise N. McQuain Profile Image
Elise N. McQuain

Managing Associate

Columbus, OH

Charleston, WV

Chaney A. Morbitzer Profile Image
Chaney A. Morbitzer

Paralegal

Columbus, OH

E. Alan Morgan Profile Image
E. Alan Morgan

Partner

Columbus, OH

Emma H. Mulvaney Profile Image
Emma H. Mulvaney

Associate

Columbus, OH

Martin C. Nobile Profile Image
Martin C. Nobile

Attorney

Columbus, OH

Samantha M. Quimby Profile Image
Samantha M. Quimby

Partner

Columbus, OH

Washington, D.C.

Frank J. Reed Jr. Profile Image
Frank J. Reed Jr.

Partner

Columbus, OH

Katherine I. Reid Profile Image
Katherine I. Reid

Paralegal

Columbus, OH

Harlan W. Robins Profile Image
Harlan W. Robins

Partner

Columbus, OH

David A. Rogers Profile Image
David A. Rogers

Partner

Columbus, OH

Stephen P. Samuels Profile Image
Stephen P. Samuels

Counsel

Columbus, OH

Jesse J. Shamp Profile Image
Jesse J. Shamp

Senior Associate

Columbus, OH

Noel C. Shepard Profile Image
Noel C. Shepard

Partner

Columbus, OH

Kevin T. Shook Profile Image
Kevin T. Shook

Partner

Columbus, OH

Stephen J. Smith Profile Image
Stephen J. Smith

Partner

Columbus, OH

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

Counsel

Columbus, OH

Zackary L. Stillings Profile Image
Zackary L. Stillings

Managing Associate

Columbus, OH

Rebecca J. Todora Profile Image
Rebecca J. Todora

Attorney

Columbus, OH

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

Managing Associate

Columbus, OH

Caitlin E. Vetter Profile Image
Caitlin E. Vetter

Partner

Columbus, OH

Michelle S. White Profile Image
Michelle S. White

Paralegal

Columbus, OH

Christina Wieg Profile Image
Christina Wieg

Senior Associate

Columbus, OH

Timothy E. Wieher Profile Image
Timothy E. Wieher

Partner

Columbus, OH

Thomas V. Williams Profile Image
Thomas V. Williams

Partner

Columbus, OH

Stephen P. Withee Profile Image
Stephen P. Withee

Partner

Columbus, OH

Charleston, WV