David A. Skidmore, Jr.

T 513.651.6185
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

David is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Frost Brown Todd LLC.  The Group has approximately 45 lawyers in five states. 

David practices in the area of employment law.  He works in a variety of employment matters including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, non-compete agreements, and trade secrets.  His practice is divided between offering advice and counsel, as well as litigating in court and in arbitration.  

David has litigated cases in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, New York, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Michigan.  He has successfully handled class action employment cases and multiple cases against the EEOC.  David regularly works with Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). 

David is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Cincinnati by Ohio Super Lawyers®. He was selected by his peers as the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law-Management in Cincinnati. Recently, Benchmark Litigation named him a Midwest Star in Labor & Employment.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Benchmark Litigation, Midwest Star in Labor & Employment
  • The Best Lawyers in America®  2005-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2016, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2018, Employment Law - Management
  • Top 50 Ohio Super Lawyers® in Cincinnati for 2011-2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2007-2019 and Rising Stars® 2005
  • 40 Under 40, Cincinnati Business Courier
  • Arbitrator - American Arbitration Association and Cincinnati Bar Association

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Federal Bar Association, John W. Peck Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Board of Governors
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee; Common Pleas Court Committee
  • The Federal Lawyer, Editorial Board, 1995-1999

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Cincinnati Nature Center, Board of Trustees
  • Bethany House, Personnel Committee
  • Cincinnati Works, Legal Advisory Committee
  • Cincinnati Academy for Leadership for Lawyers, Class IV

Non-FBT Publications and Events

David is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics to such organizations as The Midwest Labor Law Conference, The University of Cincinnati School of Law, The Employers' Resource Association, Chase School of Law, National Business Institute, Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Lorman, Ohio CLE Institute, Sterling Educational Service, The Seminar Group, and the CEO Round Table.

David has published on various employment law topics in The Cincinnati Business Courier, The National Law Journal, The Labor Law Journal, The Federal Lawyer, The Ohio Labor Letter, Personnel Law Update, and The Ohio State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law News.

He has also commented on labor and employment law issues for The Cincinnati Enquirer, Fortune Magazine, WLWT-TV5, The Cincinnati Business Courier, and WXIX-Channel 19.

Finally, David has testified before the Ohio State Senate about proposed revisions to Ohio discrimination law.  He has been involved with trying to improve the Ohio statutes impacting employers and employees.

Other Contact Info


Sonja Whalen
T 513.651.6434