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Alex R. Frondorf advises and represents clients in employment law matters. He is also an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he teaches courses on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and scholarly writing.

Alex devotes his practice to counseling and defending employers in a broad range of labor and employment-related matters, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Wrongful terminations
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Ohio Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class actions
  • Religion and disability accommodations
  • Pay equity

Alex represents a diverse group of clients across different industries, including:

  • Retail
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Healthcare, including home healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Restaurants / food and beverage
  • Child and day care facilities

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Alex served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Aldrich and the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. In law school, he was managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Board Member

Ohio City, Inc.

Board Member

The Refugee Response

Founding Board Member

St. John's Institute

Former President

American Constitution Society, Cleveland Chapter


William K. Thomas Inn of Court


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©


News, Analysis & Press

FLSA Class Nixed In ManorCare Meal Break Suit

February 1, 2013

The Time Has Come For Plaintiffs To Put Up Their Dukes

March 20, 2012

Advertising to Children and the Commercial Speech Doctrine: Political and Constitutional Limitations

58 DRAKE L. REV. 67


A Deep Bench

N.Y. TIMES, at A27

May 7, 2009

Universalistic Moral Principles and the Law: Is Child Labor Always Wrong?

27 HOUS. J. INT'L L. 1


Civil Union Statutes: A Shortcut to Legal Equality for Same-Sex Partners In a Landscape Littered with Defense of Marriage Acts

15 U. FLA. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 229


Speaking Engagements

2019 Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 10, 2019

2018 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 18, 2018

DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations

Littler Briefing, Cleveland, OH

October 2015

Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH


Ten Ways Employers Are – Inadvertently – Violating the FLSA

Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 25, 2012


  • J.D., St. Louis University, 2007cum laude
  • M.P.A., St. Louis University, 2007
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2003magna cum laude

Admisión de la barra

New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio