Adrian Thompson

Employment Law
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
200 Public Square
Suite 3500
Cleveland, OH 44114

ADRIAN D. THOMPSON represents school districts in contract negotiations, grievance arbitration, litigation, education of the disabled and employment discrimination matters.

He provides counsel for private sector clients on issues including equal employment opportunity litigation, wage-hour problems, employment of the disabled, federal housing, and other labor matters. Adrian has served as Chief Legal Counsel for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

In 2006, he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to the Commission on the Rules of Superintendence for Ohio Courts. In this role, he is one of nineteen members who represent various judges, associations, attorneys, magistrates, clerks of court, and court administrators. Adrian is also a member of the Supreme Court of Ohio's Task Force on Commercial Dockets.

Adrian is President Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. He helped to oversee the activities of Legal Aid's 55 staff attorneys, 90 staff members and 1,400 volunteer lawyers across four offices that serve low income clients in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Adrian is also the co-chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Strategies Committee.

Adrian was elected to the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in June 2011. He is an active member of the firm's Diversity Committee. Adrian has been honored as a Leading Lawyer and is included in Best Lawyer in America and is listed in Ohio Super Lawyers for Education Law.