Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that Christopher G. Keim
, Managing Partner of Frantz Ward LLP, has been named to Cleveland Magazine’s
inaugural Cleveland 500
, a list of the most powerful and influential leaders in our community.
The Cleveland 500 is comprised of leaders, doers, visionaries and idea generators who help shape the city. The list includes leaders from all facets of business, professional, government, entertainment and nonprofit sectors. Those featured in this list inspire others, lead change and offer some of the brightest ideas.
As Managing Partner, Chris is involved in establishing the firm’s strategic direction and its day-to-day operations for the growing needs of the firm and the expanding needs of its clients. In addition to his Managing Partner and Management Committee responsibilities, Chris is a litigator whose legal practice focuses on civil litigation matters, including general business disputes, product liability claims, transportation law, employment litigation, and corporate investigations. He has extensive experience in successfully defending businesses through trial and arbitration throughout the U.S. with over 75 bench and jury trials to date. This includes representing closely held and publicly traded companies and their insurers in routine and catastrophic litigation.
Chris is named to The Best Lawyers in America and to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. He is consistently rated AV Preeminent, the highest ranking, for attorney professional and ethical excellence by Martindale-Hubbell. He serves as a Trustee for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP). Chris earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his B.S. from The Ohio State University.