Dan represents employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, in arbitration proceedings, and in collective bargaining negotiations. He counsels employers with respect to a wide variety of employment matters, including union-free campaigns.

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    • Negotiated more than 250 collective bargaining contracts including master contracts and multi-employer contracts.
    • Led more than 100 union avoidance campaigns on behalf of small-size to Fortune 100 companies.
    • Represented employers in hundreds of state and federal cases involving discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge.
  • Education

    • University of Tulsa, J.D., 1980
    • New York University, LL.M., Labor Law, 1981
    • LaSalle College, B.S., 1978


    • Supreme Court of Ohio
    • State of Ohio
    • State of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
  • Firm Involvement

    • Founding Partner—Frantz Ward LLP
    • Named to Chambers USA: A Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business in the area of Labor and Employment (2015-2021)
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment (2006-2024)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2008-2023)
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated—Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland in Labor-Law Management (2015)
    • Public Sector Collective Bargaining: The Ohio System, Labor Relations Press (1984)