Thomas B. Allen

Member
West Chester
T 513.870.8225
F 513.870.0999
9277 Centre Pointe Drive
Suite 300
West Chester, Ohio 45069-4866

Thomas is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC.  He practices in the governmental services, litigation, and labor and employment areas. He represents clients in a wide array of matters, with emphasis on litigation, employment and labor matters, school law issues, municipal law issues, and alternative dispute resolution. He has defended individual, class, and collective actions, and has litigated several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Courts of Appeal in Ohio, and trial courts in Ohio.

Experience

Trial Verdicts:

Obtained defense jury verdict for multiple defendants after two-day employment discrimination trial.

Obtained defense verdict after bench trial in workers’ compensation retaliation lawsuit.

Obtained defense jury verdict after seven-day personal injury trial.

Obtained defense verdict after two-day bench trial in fraud lawsuit.

Appellate Decisions:

Rose v. CTL Aerospace, Inc., 2012-Ohio-1596 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Lacey v. CTL Aerospace, Inc., 2011-Ohio-4905 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Johnson v. Edgewood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2010-Ohio-3135 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Johnson v. Edgewood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2009‑Ohio‑3827 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Main & High Dev. v. City of Oxford, 2009-Ohio-6048 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

State ex rel. Professionals Guild of Ohio v. State Emp. Relations Bd., 2009-Ohio-2155 (10th Dist. Ct. App.)

In re Request for Transfer of Territory from the Franklin City School Dist., Warren Cty., to the Middletown City School Dist., Butler & Warren, 2009-Ohio-2505 (10th Dist. Ct. App.)

Mortensen v. Butler Cty. Bd. of Commrs., 2008-Ohio-1728 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Lindsey v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, 2003-Ohio-6898 (2d Dist. Ct. App.)

Wofford v. Middletown Tube Works, 67 Fed. Appx. 312 (6th Cir.)

Lamping v. Walraven, 30 Fed. Appx. 577 (6th Cir.)

Bardonaro v. General Motors Corp., 2000 WL 1062188 (2d Dist. Ct. App.)

Day v. Middletown-Monroe City Sch. Dist., 2000 WL 979141 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Day v. Middletown-Monroe City Sch. Dist., 2000 WL 525612 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Carey v. AK Steel Corp., 1998 Ohio App. LEXIS 3203 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

City of Oxford v. Day, 1998 WL 117167 (12th Dist. Ct. App.)

Brittain v. Brown’s Run Country Club, 1997 WL 89159 (12th Dist. Ct. App.), appeal dismissed, 79 Ohio St. 3d 1445 (1997)

Trial Court Decisions:

Wessendarp v. Berling, 2013 WL 3353886 (S.D. Ohio)

Jestice v. Butler Tech. and Career Dev. Schools Bd. of Educ., 2012 WL 3527186 (S.D. Ohio)

Jestice v. Butler Tech. and Career Dev. Schools Bd. of Educ., 2012 WL 71021 (S.D. Ohio)

Bethel v. Middletown City School Dist., 2011 WL 2133623 (S.D. Ohio)

Bethel v. Middletown City School Dist., 2011 WL 2038597 (S.D. Ohio)

Harmon v. Hamilton County, Ohio, 2011 WL 6091786 (S.D. Ohio)

Mansour v. West Chester Board of Trustees, 2011 WL 5389280 (S.D. Ohio)

Mansour v. West Chester Board of Trustees, 2011 WL 5403137 (S.D. Ohio)

OPW Fueling Components v. Works, 2007 WL 1406956 (S.D. Ohio)

Arbitration Awards:

In the Matter of Arbitration Between:  Respondent (Educational Services) v. Grievant 1‑Labor Union (Grievant 2 Termination),2011 WL 2662128, AAA, April 06, 2011

In the Matter of Arbitration Middletown City School District (Ohio) and Middletown Classified Employees Association/OEA/NEA,2009 WL 7323916 (Arb.), AWARD:  February 19, 2009

Miamisburg (OH), City of and Miamisburg Firefighters, Local 31154, 2008 WL 8568562 (Arb. Award), April 16, 2008

Kautex Textron, 125 L.A. 746 (Brunner, 2007)

Kautex Textron, 124 L.A. 785 (Fullmer, 2007)

Arbitration Between City of Miamisburg, Ohio and Miamisburg Police Association a/w F.O.P., Ohio Labor Council, Inc., 2000 WL 33155086 (Arb.), July 23, 2000

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2015
  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Butler County Bar Association (First Vice President 2011, President 2012)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio School Boards Association, Member
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys Executive Committee (Vice-Chair 2006, Chair 2007)

FBT Events

Past

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • American Heart Association Middletown Division, President, Board of Directors 2006-2007
  • Leadership Mid-Miami Valley, Graduate
  • Butler County Republican Party, Executive Committee

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Publications

"Storytelling:  Making It Personal in Employment Litigation,"
Strategies for Employment Litigation (Aspatore, 2012)

Co-Author:  God, Country and Student Publications,
First Amendment and Media Litigation Newsletter, 1996

Subcontracting Public Services in Ohio,
Ohio School Boards Association Magazine, January 1995

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Speaker:  "Public Records Update"
Miami Valley Communications Council, March 2014

Speaker:  "Recent Developments in Public Records Law"
Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association, July 2013

Speaker:  "When Teachers Go Wild on the Web: Legal Risks for Schools"
National School Boards Association, April 2011

Speaker:  "Cyberlaw 2010:  Technology and the Law"
Ohio School Boards Association, May 2010

Speaker:  "The New and Emerging Technologies"
Ohio School Boards Association, September 2008

Speaker:  "Ohio Public Sector Developments and Public Records Access"
Ohio Management Lawyers Association, October 2007

Speaker:  2005 Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association
Annual Training Seminar, February 2005

Speaker:  "Bidding and Prevailing Wage Requirements For Architects and Construction Managers"
Ohio School Boards Association, March 1997

Speaker:  "School Law Issues in Ohio"
National Business Institute Presentation, 1997

Speaker:  "Suspension and Expulsion"
Ohio School Boards Association, March 1997

Speaker:  "Subcontracting for Ohio Schools"
Ohio School Boards Association, March 1995

In-House & Client Presentations

"What’s New in Cyberspace," FBT School Law Seminar, 2011-2012

Public Records & Sunshine Law Updates, 1997-2013

"Legal Issues Presented by the Teaching Profession," Miami University, Graduate Level School Law Class (2011)

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Kay Surgenor
Email
T 513.870.8209
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