Dawn Frick

Dawn Frick is a 1997 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law and has been with Surdyk, Dowd & Turner since 2002.  Mrs. Frick is a trial lawyer and represents clients in both state and federal courts and before the EEOC, OCRC, ODJFS and SERB.  In addition, she advises clients on personnel matters and practices involving discipline, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII.  Mrs. Frick works with employers in developing and revising personnel policies and procedures and provides training on various employment matters.  Mrs. Frick also has extensive experience advising political subdivisions, including Townships on matters relating to general governance, employment, police practices, public records, civil rights claims and zoning issues.  Mrs. Frick serves as Beavercreek Township’s and Harrison Township’s general counsel and in litigation matters through its membership in OTARMA and as Law Director for Miami Township, Montgomery County.  Additionally, Mrs. Frick represents Ross Township, Butler County as general counsel and in litigation matters.

Areas of Experience

  • Township Law
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Local Governance
  • Public Records/Sunshine Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Police Misconduct
  • Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Local Governance Matters

Court Admission

  • State of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States District Court,
    • Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court,
    • Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • for the Sixth Circuit


  • ABA Advisory Panel-former Member
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006-2007
  • Former Chairperson Civil Trial Practice Committee – Dayton Bar Association
  • Former Member – Grievance Committee – Dayton Bar Association


  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Greene County Township Association