Thomas V. Williams - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Thomas V. Williams

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 614-559-7244

Tom is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Columbus, Ohio, where he practices in the labor and employment department.  Tom represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, arbitrations and litigation of disputes involving collective bargaining agreements in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.  He also has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in employment and labor litigation, and regularly counsels employers on a wide variety of labor and employment matters to avoid employment liability.  Tom is a periodic speaker to groups and organizations concerning labor and employment law issues and positive employee relations and personnel management.  He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for many years.

Tom is the Managing Member of the Columbus office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, responsible for the operational and personnel matters of the Columbus office.


Served as lead negotiator and spokesperson for Fortune 1000 corporations in labor and negotiations for several industries and facilities involving international representatives of USW, UAW, IBEW, and IAM. Negotiations resulted in relocation of work, reduction in pay and fringe benefit modifications. Tom has also negotiated the restructuring of union contracts during bankruptcy proceedings.

Represented employers in various labor arbitration cases involving a wide variety of issues including discipline, discharge, subcontracting, work relocation, overtime requirements, incentive pay programs and contract interpretation issues. Received favorable decisions on numerous dispositive motions in employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation cases. Tom has successfully tried employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases on behalf of employers.

Represented employers in unfair labor practice and representational proceedings, including trials and appeals before the National Labor Relations Board. Tom has successfully represented numerous employers in work stoppage situations involving strikes and lock-outs, and has obtained injunctive relief and enforcement of injunctive relief on behalf of employers due to unlawful or violent strike activity.

Tom routinely provides advice to employers in the areas of administration of collective bargaining agreements, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, affirmative action compliance issues, FMLA compliance issues, and other compliance issues in connection with labor and employment statutes and regulations.

University of CincinnatiBBA 1974University of Toledo College of LawJ.D. 1977
Columbus Bar AssociationOhio State Bar Association

Client Comments

"Mr. Williams is a true professional. He is very bright and really knows his subject matter. He has been a huge help in union negotiations and also in the employment law area. I would highly recommend his firm as they are very responsive and knowledgeable."

-Joseph Marotti
Vice President, Human Resources
Rubbermaid Home Products

"Tom Williams is the best Labor Attorney that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I have brought him in to each company that I have been employed with. I have the utmost confidence is his advice and have never been found wrong on any issue when following his advice. He also has been very successful in assisting the company on items of concern, when his advice had not been followed and an issue occurred. His insight has been very, very valuable. I have been able to indicate the level of risk that the company is willing to take and he has given us proper guidance to ensure the protection of the company within those guidelines, especially when those guidelines change or become more flexible. I have worked with Tom Williams for over 25 years and would strongly recommend him to anyone. "

-Carl Wolf
Manager, Adminstration
Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc.

Office Location

One Columbus, Suite 2300
10 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3484
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management