Michael J. Frantz
, Partner in Frantz Ward’s Labor and Employment Practice, was named the Best Lawyers®
2018 Labor Law-Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland. Best Lawyers
designates only one lawyer per practice area as Lawyer of the Year in the nation’s largest legal markets.
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For over forty years, Mike’s practice has been devoted to the exclusive representation of employers and their management teams in dealing with the full range of labor and employment issues. He has represented employers in contract negotiations with virtually every major union in the U.S. and Canada. Mike also serves as outside general counsel for a number of his clients. He enjoys serving as a trusted advisor and holds positions within the Board of Directors or other corporate positions for many clients. Mike is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and is consistently recognized among Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business
, Martindale-Hubbell, and the Ohio Super Lawyers list. Mike earned his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.A., magna cum laude
, from the University of Notre Dame.