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Adam L. Bartrom

  • 888 S. Harrison Street
    Suite 600
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Adam Bartrom of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department collaborates with businesses to handle disputes and to create preventive strategies of all sizes. Adam dedicates his practice to representing management interests on the employment and traditional labor fronts.

On the employment side, Adam routinely represents employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, such as the Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and other federal, state, and local administrative agencies. Adam has also effectively represented employers against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practices, as well as harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Adam’s broad experience includes handling matters brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and other state and federal laws. In addition to litigation, Adam counsels clients on everyday employment issues dealing with leaves, wages, discipline, and terminations. Adam also provides training seminars for clients on various topics to further litigation avoidance goals.

On the traditional labor side, Adam helps clients with labor strategies and the full range of matters associated with organized workforces. Additionally, Adam guides and represents clients through grievance, arbitration, and unfair labor practice proceedings. Adam's advice regularly appears on the firm’s Traditional Labor Blog at

Adam has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Indiana Rising Star from 2012-2016. He was also honored with the "Leadership In Law: Up and Coming Lawyer" award by The Indiana Lawyer in 2016. Adam has also been recognized since 2017 in the The Best Lawyers in America list.

Adam is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He has also represented clients before courts in numerous other jurisdictions including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Carolina.

In addition to his practice, Adam dedicates his time and resources to numerous community organizations. Adam serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Parkview Family YMCA. Adam also volunteers as a coach for the Wallen Baseball League, the Spiece Gymrat Program, and the Football in Training League.

Adam graduated summa cum laude from Saint Joseph’s College with a degree in political science and earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. During his academic career, he worked for the Honorable Kenneth Ripple of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.