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Frantz Ward Partners Patrick Haggerty and Kevin Hinkel Featured in Cover Story of Cleveland’s Best Lawyers Magazine

Patrick F. Haggerty, Partner and Chair of the Frantz Ward Litigation Practice Group and Kevin M. Hinkel, chair of the Business Law Practice Group are featured on the cover and in the article “A ‘Holy War’ Harnessed to Benefit the Marginalized” in the 2017 Cleveland edition of Best Lawyers Magazine, a supplement inside of Crain’s Cleveland Business and The Plain Dealer. The article highlights the pro bono work attorneys devote to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland – in particular, the friendly competition between alumni from two prominent Northeast Ohio high schools – St. Edward High School and Saint Ignatius High School.

Pat is named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants. Kevin is named toThe Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have been compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidently evaluate their professional peers. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

In addition to devoting hours of his time providing pro bono services to the community, Pat also has served The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland as a member of the Board and Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. Pat has served as national trial counsel for several companies and is often retained by excess insurers to participate in pending matters. He has extensive experience in designing and coordinating defense strategies and investigation efforts for clients ranging from closely-held corporations to Fortune 100 companies. He has tried or closely supervised trial counsel in cases throughout the country. Pat has a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a B.A. from McGill University.

Kevin has been actively involved with St. Ignatius High School. He has served as a Seeds of Literacy Board Member, Co-Chair of the Jesuit Retreat Center Annual Fundraiser, Member and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Member of the Presidential Search Committee and Alumni Association President and Executive Committee. He also also be involved with the John Carroll University and the Westlake community.Kevin's practice has been concentrated within the areas of business and tax law for closely held businesses and real estate and tax for companies and governmental agencies involved within the real estate industry. His expertise in federal and state tax law has allowed him to counsel his clients within the business community and real estate industry to structure the transactions on a tax-advantage basis. Kevin earned his J.D. from Cleveland State University and B.S. from John Carroll University. 

Frantz Ward is proud to support The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. It is also proud of its distinguished alumni from both sides of the ‘Holy War’, including attorneys Pat Haggerty and James Niehaus – alumni of St. Ed’s; Todd Broski, Michael Frantz (honorary), Michael Frantz, Jr., Stephen Gladstone, Ralph Higgins, Jr., Dan Hinkel and Christopher Koehler – alumni of Saint Ignatius; and over 30 children and grandchildren of the firm’s employees.

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