Adair M. Smith

Adair M. Smith Labor and Employment Lawyer
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Adair M. Smith is an associate in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including litigation, preventive advice, and counseling.

Adair is experienced in all stages of litigation and has handled discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in state and federal courts before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. In 2019, Adair was second chair in a civil jury trial where she helped obtain a favorable verdict for the defendant.

While attending law school, Adair was an articles editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review, graduated in the top quarter of her class, and received the Henry A. Morrill Constitutional Law Prize.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law Management” (2023)

  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2023)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Ohio State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Every Nation Cincinnati Church, Volunteer

Published Works

  • “Legality of Tax Credits to Federally Established Exchanges in Light of King v. Burwell and the Need to Clarify Chevron Deference” (July 2016) [Author]

  • “Native American Use of Eagle Feathers Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (Oct. 2016) [Author]

  • More Legal and Business Bylines From Adair M. Smith


NLR Logo

We collaborate with the world's leading lawyers to deliver news tailored for you. Sign Up to receive our free e-Newsbulletins


Sign Up for e-NewsBulletins