Donald L. Crain - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Donald L. Crain

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Don is the former chair Frost Brown Todd's government services practice group.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers®.  His work is focused on the labor and employment and governmental law areas. He regularly represents numerous clients in a wide array of matters, with emphasis on Ohio township, municipal and school law, public and private sector labor and employment law, arbitrations, labor contract negotiations and administration and litigation. He has negotiated over 400 labor agreements for public employers since 1984, including over 225 in the area of public safety.


Acted as Chief Negotiator for major City Police and Fire negotiations where public safety budget exceeded $250 million.

Primary trial counsel in over 40 unfair labor practice trials in NLRB proceedings.

Serves as Solicitor – Indian Hill, Ohio, Law Director - West Chester, Ohio, and General Counsel for the Middletown City Schools.

Miami UniversityBS 1970University of CincinnatiJ.D. 1973
American Bar AssociationCincinnati Bar AssociationOhio State Bar AssociationButler County Bar AssociationMiddletown Bar AssociationOhio Council of School Board AttorneysOhio and National Public Employer Labor Relations AssociationOhio and International Municipal Lawyers AssociationMiami University School of Business

Client Comments

"Don is a well-respected lawyer in the community. He provided well-reasoned and common sense responses to difficult questions. He is an asset to my organization."

"Don Crain is who all young lawyers should try to emulate. His legal skills are surpassed by his interpersonal skills. He not only gives sound legal advice, but communicates in a way that is easy to understand. He is always timely in his response and does what is in my best interest, rather than his own. I enthusiastically refer Don Crain to my friends and business associates every chance I get."

-George Lang
West Chester Township

"Donald Crain knows labor law backwards and forwards and practices it with total professionalism with both clients and labor groups. He is always well prepared and well versed and is the epitome of a strategist. His major lifetime unique experiences in both personal and business arenas have given him a perspective not many in his field can draw from."

Office Location

9277 Centre Point Drive, Suite 300
West Chester, OH 45069-4866
United States

Practice Areas

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