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OVERVIEW

Adam L. Bartrom
Partner

Fort Wayne

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

P 260-425-4629

F 260-424-8316

OVERVIEW

Adam L. Bartrom
Partner

Fort Wayne

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

P 260-425-4629

F 260-424-8316

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.

OVERVIEW

Adam L. Bartrom Partner

Fort Wayne

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

P : 260-425-4629

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

Honors

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

EXPERIENCE
  • Barnes & Thornburg attorneys represented the Indiana Association of County Commissioners as amicus counsel in a case where the Indiana Supreme Court reversed an unfavorable ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals against the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. The county highway supervisor filed a lawsuit seeking judicial review of the county's decision to terminate his employment. Both the trial court and Court of Appeals found the county's termination decision was a quasi-judicial function, thereby permitting judicial review. If the decision stood, the practical effect would require judicial review of virtually every employment decision made by county commissioners regarding county employees. The Indiana Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals' ruling and found that Fayette County's employment decision was administrative and ministerial, not quasi-judicial, and therefore not subject to judicial review. Mark Crandley presented the oral argument on behalf of the IACC as amicus.
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