Four distinguished partners in Frantz Ward’s Labor and Employment Practice, Litigation Practice and Business Law Practice are named “Lawyers of the Year” in Cleveland in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers
designates only one lawyer per practice area as “Lawyer of the Year” in the nation’s largest legal markets. Patrick F. Haggerty
named for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Kevin M. Hinkel
named for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Brian J. Kelly
named for Labor Law – Management, and James B. Niehaus
named for Litigation – Intellectual Property.
The 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America survey also recognizes 35 Frantz Ward attorneys
in 28 practice areas.
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