Deborah S. Adams - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Deborah S. Adams

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983
Phone: 513-651-6705

Deborah is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC and practices in the labor and employment law practice group. She represents management in the areas of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge. She has successfully represented companies defending against class and collective actions alleging employment discrimination, including class actions under the FMLA and collective actions under the EPA.

Her practice is devoted not only to defending companies in litigation but also to developing litigation-prevention strategies through advice and counsel and in-house training programs. She is also included in Chambers USA® (2006) describes her as having a "great presence in front of a jury."

University of CincinnatiBA 1977Harvard UniversityMA 1979Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1982
Phi Beta KappaCincinnati Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionOhio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionOhio Management Lawyers Association

Case History

Cases

Deborah was primary counsel in two leading sexual-harassment decisions in the Sixth Circuit:

  • Highlander v. KFC, 805 F.2d 644 (6th Cir. 1986)
  • Black v. Zaring Homes, 104 F.3d 822 (6th Cir. 1997)

Other notable defense victories with Deborah as lead counsel include:

  • Niswander v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company, 529 F.3d 714 (6th Cir. 2008)
  • Gambill, et al. v. Duke Energy Corporation, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 1563 (6th Cir.)
  • Lentz v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company, et al., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72354 
  • Al-Khadra v. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Case No. A0909199 (Hamilton Co. June 9, 2011) (judgment entry on defense verdict following four-week trial)

Office Location

Great American Tower, Suite 3300
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Cincinnati Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Cincinnati Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Cincinnati Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Labor and Employment Law of the Cincinnati Metro Area
Deborah S. Adams has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Deborah S. Adams has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Deborah S. Adams has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Deborah S. Adams has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment