Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Company: Frost Brown Todd
Location: Longboat Key, Florida, United States
Edmund J. Adams, Retired Lawyer at Frost Brown Todd, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bankruptcy law.
Formerly of counsel with Frost Brown Todd for 14 years, Mr. Adams amassed nearly 50 years of professional excellence prior to his retirement in 2014. Previously, he was the tournament counsel of the Tennis Masters Tournament at the Western and Southern Financial Group, Inc., from 2003 to 2005, chair of the bankruptcy group at Frost Brown Todd from 1996 to 2000, managing partner of the bankruptcy group at Frost Brown Todd from 1994 to 1996, and member of the executive committee of the bankruptcy group at Frost Brown Todd from 1985 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1996. Likewise, he was an adjunct professor of secured transactions in the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati in 1977, partner at Frost Brown Todd from 1971 to 2000, and associate at Frost Brown Todd from 1970 to 1971. He commenced his career as an associate at Paxton & Seasongood from 1965 to 1970.
Alongside his primary appointments, Mr. Adams served as a visiting professor of comparative business bankruptcy law at the Center for International Legal Studies from 2007 to 2015, a member of the Governor’s Partnership for Continued Learning from 2005 to 2007, a board member at the Ohio College Access Network from 2005 to 2007, and an in-house legal counsel at Tennis for Charity, Inc., from 2003 to 2005. Locally, he has been chair of the development committee of Sister Cities International since 2016, director of Sister Cities International since 2015, director of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Inc., since 2014, and historian of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Inc., since 2006.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Adams pursued an education at Xavier University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. He followed this accomplishment with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame in 1963. After marking his legacy in the legal industry, he earned an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Mount St. Joseph University in 2006. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio.
A leading voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Adams maintains affiliation with several organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association. He also remains a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the General Society of Colonial Wars. A prolific author, he has penned the books “Catholic Trails West: The Founding Catholic Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1” in 1988 and “Catholic Trails West: The Founding Catholic Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 2” in 1989.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to law, Mr. Adams has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Law Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association in 2016, he also won the Professional Achievement Award from Elder High School and the German-American Friendship Award from the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016. In addition, he was honored with the Award of the Year from the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati in 2004, the Founders and Guardians Award from the Cincinnati Tennis Club in 1999, and the Volunteer Lawyer for the Poor Award for Bankruptcy Services from the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1998. Notably, he was elected a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in 2002.
Married to Cynthia A. Howell since 2006, Mr. Adams enjoys playing tennis in his spare time. He has been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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