Frantz Ward is proud to share that Nora E. Loftus
, Partner in the firm’s Construction Practice Group, is named to the 2020 Women Worth Watching list by the Profiles in Diversity Journal
. The women selected for this award provide change in their workplaces and in the world through contributions and achievements in leadership, executive responsibility, professional achievements, innovation and mentorship. They also represent diversity within their spheres of influence. The list is comprised of women in leadership from across the country and in many different industries including national and international corporations, law firms and financial institutions. The 2020 honorees are profiled in the Summer 2020 issue
of the Diversity Journal.
Profiles in Diversity Journal
is a quarterly publication dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, and higher education sectors. Since 1999, Diversity Journal has profiled visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments that make organizational change happen.
Nora devotes her practice to the construction industry. From front-end contract review and assisting clients with project documentation to ensure they are in the best position to defend or prosecute claims, she helps clients identify, avoid, and resolve project disputes. Nora works with her clients both while the project is progressing to prevent issues from escalating, through litigation and alternative dispute resolutions when necessary. Nora serves as the Chair of Frantz Ward’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the firm and within the community. In addition, she serves as a leader and mentor in organizations involved in the promotion and advancement of women including the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Cleveland Chapter, FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland and ALFA International’s Women’s Initiative. Nora is also part of the formal mentoring program at Frantz Ward and currently serves and has served as a mentor to several associates. Nora is a current Board Member of Lakewood Catholic Academy and Friends of Breakthrough Schools. She is ranked in Chambers USA
, named to Th
e Best Lawyers in America
list in the area of Litigation-Construction and is rated AV Preeminent, the highest ranking, peer review ranked by Martindale-Hubbell. Nora earned her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.A. from Miami University.