Fred is a partner in Taft’s Dayton office. He concentrates his practice on representing public and private sector employers in labor, construction and employment disputes, including Ohio and federal prevailing wage claims, union representation and unfair labor practice claims, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, employment discrimination, wage and hour, and employee leave of absence matters.

Fred has appeared in a variety of programs sponsored by the Ohio Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and various employers’ associations. He is a member of the Dayton, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.

Fred received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Grove City College and his law degree from Duke University School of Law.


  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers (2004 – 2006, 2008 – 2020)

  • AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America

    (2013 – present)

  • Honoree, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers®Employment Law – Individuals (2014), Labor Law – Management (2015 & 2017), Employment Law – Management (2022)

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  • Duke University School of Law (1980)
  • Grove City College (1977)


  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Associated Builders and Contractors


  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Society for Human Resource Management


Community Involvement

  • American Heart Association

    Member, Executive Board

  • Goodwill Easter Seals

    Member, Miami Valley Development Committee