As Chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Construction Litigation Group, Fritz brings more than 30 years of litigation knowledge of a degreed engineer to his much-honored practice representing parties to construction, environmental, product liability, and toxic-tort litigation.
Recognized by Chambers USA as one of Ohio’s leading commercial litigators and given Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest ranking (AV Preeminent®), Fritz is consistently acknowledged for his excellence in construction and product-liability litigation. Since 2009, he has been named annually to The Best Lawyers in America’s list of top lawyers in those fields, and in 2012 was named Best Lawyers product Liability “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati. American Lawyer Media also named him a top-rated lawyer in construction law, for his representation of both plaintiffs and defendants across a wide range of construction-related disputes, including those involving claims of defective construction, defective design, fraud, and negligence, as well as Fair Housing Act cases.
Fritz has substantial experience in environmental litigation, toxic-tort litigation, and the defense and prosecution of personal-injury claims, including his work securing the largest known, single-victim, personal-injury settlement in the history of Ohio for a plaintiff who suffered burns from extensive exposure to a pool chemical fire.
Outside the courtroom, Fritz trains and participates in triathalons.
(B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1978)
State of Ohio
State of Illinois
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Fritz is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors and thoroughly enjoys giving back to the community. His charitable work has included working with a foster child, who is now 18 and attends college at Bowling Green State University. Fritz also trains and participates in triathlons.
Village of Evendale, Cornhole Champion, 2005