The opportunity to serve each of the communities in which the firm works and plays is one of the greatest benefits of the legal profession. Individually and collectively, Frost Brown Todd employees seek to improve the quality of life throughout their communities. Attorneys and staff are free to determine the organizations and causes they wish to support and the nature of their support. As such, the firm participates in a diverse range of organizations and causes. The following is a list of just a few of the organizations the firm is involved with.
- United Way
- Fund for the Arts and ArtsWave
- Cincinnati office employees contribute to the Community Opportunities Committee (COC), aiding many charitable organizations and events throughout the city
- Louisville employees worked alongside the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) to help build the first LEED-certified "green" Habitat for Humanity home in Kentucky
- Supporters of the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
- Tutoring program at Hays Porter Elementary School (with the Cincinnati Bar Association's Mentoring Committee and the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative)
- Participants at Corporate Special Olympics Ohio
- Indianapolis employees partnered with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to complete a neighborhood revitalization project
- Participants in Indianapolis Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
- Supporters of the Indiana Repertory Theatre
- Sponsor of the Lexington Humane Society Triple Crown
- Supporters of the Lexington Philharmonic and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra
- Commerce Lexington Diamond Investors
- Supporting Sponsors of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Frost Brown Todd was a recipient of the 2011 Cincinnati Pillar Award for Community Service. Presented by Medical Mutual and sponsored by CVS/Caremark, Duke Energy Center and Smart Business Magazine, the award honors businesses that have exceeded expectations in service to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community and have shown commitment to strengthening the bond between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.
Pro Bono Legal Services
Frost Brown Todd is committed to providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations of limited financial means. These services are generally available through the following groups:
- State and federal judges who appoint attorneys to such cases;
- Local, state and national bar associations who have programs providing pro bono legal services, either directly or through referrals;
- Social service agencies who provide services to vulnerable groups such as children, the poor or the elderly;
- Legal advocacy groups, such as the ACLU, the Student Press Law Center, the Innocence Project, the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, etc.;
- Local nonprofit organizations and agencies, such as arts organizations, who have a need for pro bono legal assistance.
In 2014, Frost Brown Todd attorneys provided over 3,588 hours of pro bono legal services to clients in need. The Louisville office was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Law Firm award for pro bono work from the Legal Aid Society. In Cincinnati, the attorneys commit to taking 40 cases per year from the Volunteer Lawyer Program. These cases run the gamut in terms of legal problems and the firm's attorneys strive to solve for pro bono clients. In Louisville, the attorneys agreed to represent victims of domestic violence in hearings for protective orders. This project is aimed at correcting the problem of unrepresented victims seeking protective orders from violent offenders. In Indianapolis, the attorneys volunteered for the Indianapolis Bar Association's Ask a Lawyer program, which provides free legal advice as a service to the community.