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Cleveland: 216-696-4441

Columbus: 614-224-4411

David P. Frantz

AttorneysDavid P. Frantz
AttorneysDavid P. Frantz
David P. Frantz


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

David P. Frantz

About David

David Frantz’s practice encompasses all areas of employment and labor law. He has represented employers before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal courts. David has experience defending against charges of discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, overtime and minimum wage violations, unfair labor practices, discharge in violation of public policy, and whistleblower retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He has assisted in representing public employers in numerous labor arbitrations involving contract interpretation and discipline and discharge issues. David also has experience drafting employee handbooks, post-employment restrictive covenants, and releases of claims.

Prior to joining Zashin & Rich, David externed for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. As a law student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he represented clients on behalf of the Milton A. Kramer Civil Litigation Clinic. Upon graduating from law school, David received an award for excelling in the study of labor and employment law.

In his free time, David enjoys listening to and playing blues and jazz, spending time on Lake Erie, and experiencing life in Cleveland. David is a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School and Loyola University Chicago.

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

– Ernest Hemingway


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    J.D., Cum Laude, Case Western Reserve Law Review
    Editor, 2013
  • Loyola University Chicago
    B.A., Music and Political Science, 2009


  • State: Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Age Discrimination in Employment Law, 2nd ed., BNA 2015 (Chapter Editor)
  • You Can't Use That! Right? Wrong. Use of Unemployment Hearing Evidence in Subsequent Litigation (Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2014, Vol. XVI, Issue ii)
  • Collateral Damage: The Effect of Criminal Convictions on Employment Applications (Employment Law Quarterly, Winter 2014, Vol. XVI, Issue i)
  • Don't E-Smoke 'em If You Got 'em: E-Cigarettes in the Workplace (Employment Law Quarterly, Fall 2013, Vol. XV, Issue iii)