Adam Bartrom represents management interests in employment and labor law matters. He defends clients in litigation, and designs strategic plans and best practices in his work with business owners, executives and human resource management. Adam is dedicated to ensuring that his clients understand the rapidly changing employment environment, adhere to the law and protect themselves at every turn.
Adam’s experience includes comprehensive legal counsel in a wide variety of labor and employment areas under the NLRA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA and Title VII, including labor relations grievances and arbitration, leaves of absence, wage disputes, discipline and termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as occupational health and safety matters. He has represented clients before courts in numerous jurisdictions including Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington and California.
Adam takes the time to cultivate personal relationships with those he serves. He strives to consistently provide practical business counsel that is both actionable and grounded in the law. Competitive at heart, Adam is at his best when helping his clients to win. Whether success is defined in court or through behind the scenes, diplomatic negotiation that saves his client time, money, resources and ultimately, the employment relationship, Adam makes a point of remaining focused on the individual needs of each client he represents. Adam provides training on a variety of labor and employment topics as part of his commitment to his clients.
He is a frequent author on labor and employment law issues and is a frequent contributor to Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor Relations Blog.
Adam lives in Fort Wayne with his wife, Emily, and his sons, Noah and Jack. He enjoys spending time with his family and all aspects of being outside, including fishing, hiking, biking, running, golf and coaching his sons’ teams.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board member, Fort Wayne Trails
Member and volunteer, St. Vincent DePaul Parish
Former board chair, Parkview Family YMCA
Former member, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Executive Committee
Volunteer coach, Wallen Little League, St. Vincent DePaul Basketball, Spiece Gym Rat Basketball Program, and the Football in Training League
The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 and 2019
Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2019
Indiana Lawyer Leadership In Law: Up and Coming Lawyer, 2016
Fort Wayne Monthly Top Lawyer, 2013