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 was named Best Lawyers 2019 Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati. American Lawyer Media also has 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 Kentucky or Ohio for a plaintiff who suffered burns from a spontaneous explosion of pool chemicals.
Outside the courtroom, Fritz is the proud father of five children, and has trained for and participated in over 20 triathlons.
(B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1978)
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