Taft Cleveland co-partner-in-charge Adrian Thompson has been elected to serve as 2022-23 president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) at the CMBA Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 16. He has previously served as vice president (2020-2021), president-elect (2021-2022), and as co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategies Committee.
"It is my privilege to serve as the 2022-2023 president of the CMBA. I am excited to focus our efforts this year 'Together Towards Tomorrow' and band together to build the next generation of leaders in Cleveland’s legal community, " said Thompson.
In addition to his role as co-partner-in charge of Taft's Cleveland office, Thompson is also a member of the firm's executive and participation committees and serves as chief diversity officer. In his legal practice, Thompson provides counsel for private sector clients on equal employment opportunity litigation, wage-hour problems, employment of the disabled, federal housing, and other labor matters.
He is president emeritus of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and serves on both the Supreme Court of Ohio's Task Force on Commercial Dockets and the Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio. Thompson has been named as one of the “500 Most Influential Leaders in Cleveland” by Cleveland Magazine in 2021 and 2022.