Frantz Ward LLP is proud to share that Partner Michael J. Frantz is a recipient of the 2019 Jurisprudence Award from ORT America. The Jurisprudence Award is ORT’s highest national award presented to those individuals whose professional and personal lives have: established new directions for the enhancement of their profession and their community; created role models for others to emulate; and improved the quality of life of others. The 2019 awards will be presented on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:30 pm, at The Union Club in Cleveland. Click
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Mike’s practice is 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. Throughout his career he has focused on representing health care and higher education institutions, as well as manufacturing companies and service organizations. Mike’s practice also includes serving as outside general counsel for a number of his clients. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors or in other corporate positions for many clients. Mike currently serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee that is charged with the responsibility of focusing on the strategic planning and overseeing the day-to-day administration of the firm. He has been recognized at the highest ranking, Band 1, in the area of Labor and Employment by Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business and designated Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" in Education Law (2019) and Labor Law-Management (2018) in Cleveland. Mike is continuously named to The Best Lawyers in America and the Ohio Super Lawyers lists. He has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mike earned his J.D. from Georgetown University and B.A., magna cum laude
, from the University of Notre Dame.