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Adam is the chief executive officer, the previous chair of Frost Brown Todd’s litigation department, and the former chair of the firm’s business and commercial litigation practice group.  He has represented a variety of clients in the manufacturing, construction, financial, energy, insurance, and professional services industries in both state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in numerous alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Adam’s practice has focused primarily on business and commercial litigation involving legal areas such as contract law, Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, unfair competition, business torts, fraud, state and federal securities laws, insurance coverage, fiduciary duty, corporate governance, and the federal ERISA and RICO statutes.

Adam has extensive experience defending class action litigation, and he also has defended companies that have experienced serious industrial accidents in the workplace against both negligence and employment intentional tort claims. Adam is the Frost Brown Todd client service team leader for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, and he has experience in coordinating legal services in the firm’s many practice areas to ensure client satisfaction.

Other Info About Adam


Legal Work Highlights

Defense of companies and their officers and directors in shareholder derivative actions

Defense of employer in dispute between employer and class of employees concerning entitlement to proceeds from demutualization of health insurer resulting in dismissal with prejudice of all claims against employer

Prosecution of insurance coverage actions under property and general commercial liability policies

Defense of employers in employment intentional tort actions involving serious industrial accidents


Law School

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Editor-in-Chief, Law Review

Undergraduate School

The Ohio State University, B.A., 1986
Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Memberships

Adam is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Adam is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Local & National Recognition

BTI Client Service All-Star Team, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Adam has been recognized among a small number of lawyers in the United States as a “client service all-star” by BTI Consulting in its annual survey of Fortune 1000 companies.)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2005, 2007, 2010-2022

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2006-2024

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Board of Directors

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Board of Trustees President

Prevent Blindness, Southwest Ohio Chapter, 2020 People of Vision Steering Committee, 2019 People of Vision Award recipient

Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Committee Member, former Chairperson

Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, Delegate and Past President

Firm Committees

Adam serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Executive Committee, Member

Compensation Committee, Member

Women’s Initiative Committee, Member

Legal Project Management Committee, Member

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Belonging Committee, former Member

Litigation Department, former Chair

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