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Angela D. Lydon

Partner | Vice-Chair, Litigation Practice Group


Angie is an experienced litigator who represents businesses and individuals throughout the United States, with a focus on commercial disputes, transportation law, business torts, products liability, and insurance issues. She handles all stages of civil litigation, including navigating discovery, dispositive briefing, trial, and appeals. She has tried cases in both state and federal court.  Angie’s favorite aspect of being an attorney is working closely with clients and colleagues to find creative solutions to complicated issues. Angie earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Miami University.  She has been named to The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” and to the Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star” lists.


    • Part of national trial counsel team handling a broad mix of litigation for America’s largest family-owned and operated food and hospitality provider with a fleet of over 1,300 semi-trucks and box trucks operating in 38 states.
    • Regularly represents transportation companies in catastrophic accident litigation.
    • Represented major insurance carriers in coverage litigation, including cases with bad faith allegations.
    • Assisted to obtain positive verdict for a winery in a case pursuant to the Ohio Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act.
    • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in business tort litigation.
    • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements in several business and commercial contract disputes.
    • Secured numerous dismissals of state-law claims brought by consumers against several multinational corporations.
    • Obtained dismissals in numerous toxic tort matters as the result of dispositive briefing.
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2011
    • Miami University, B.A., cum laude, 2008


    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (2011-Present)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member (2011-Present)
    • FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland Program –Class of 2019

    Community Involvement

    • Caring Cubs—Board Member (2021-Present)
    • Case Western Reserve University— Adjunct Associate Professor (2020-Present)
    • Early Childhood PTA—Rules and Regulations Committee Chair (2013-Present)

    Firm Involvement

    • Vice-Chair, Litigation Practice Group - Frantz Ward LLP
    • Named to Chambers USA: A Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business in the area of Litigation: General Commercial (2023)
    • Named to the YWCA Greater Cleveland 2023 Women of Professional Excellence list (2023)
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" list in the area of Commercial Litigation (2021-2023)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2018-2021)
    • Recipient of the Jack Cronquist Award for outstanding service to clients in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic from Case Western Reserve University (2011)
    • Recipient of the Littler Mendelson Labor Law Award for excelling in the study of employment and labor law from Case Western Reserve University (2011)
    • Associate Editor, Law Review (2010-2011)
    • National Finalist, ABA Moot Court Team (2011)
    • "WC, OSHA, and VSSR Claims - Best Practices to Avoid All Three," (Co-Presenter) Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Seminar (July 2022)