Monica L. Frantz

Associate
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.820.4241
F 216.623.0134
P 216.820.4241 | F 216.623.0134



Overview

Ms. Frantz focuses her practice on labor and employment law.  She provides guidance to management in navigating complex and ever-changing employment laws and regulations to minimize the potential for employment-related litigation.  Ms. Frantz counsels large and small employers on issues relating to personnel and operating policies, workplace investigations, restrictive covenants, discipline and discharge, disability accommodation, and medical leave. She also represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment disputes, including discrimination, workplace harassment, wrongful discharge, work-related tort claims, wage and hour laws, non-competition, trade secrets, and labor relations matters.

Ms. Frantz has experience in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, dispositive motions, oral argument, and trial preparation. With a background in general liability defense, she has successfully defended clients in all types of litigation in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, construction, communications, finance, healthcare, transportation, and insurance. Ms. Frantz draws on this experience to best understand and accomplish her clients’ unique business goals.

Services

Education

  1. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
    • Cleveland State Law Review, Executive Editor
    • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
    • CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Employment Law, Mediation, Advanced Brief Writing, and Commercial Law
  2. Walsh University, B.A.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. The Honorable Nancy A. Vecchiaelli, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2020)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Women in Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio’s High Court Upholds the Constitutionality of H.B. 70’s Controversial School Takeover Law (May 18, 2020)
    Ohio Governor Announces Additional Dates for Reopening (May 15, 2020)
    EEO-1 Report Deadline Pushed Back to 2021 (May 13, 2020)
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on “High-Risk” Employees Returning to Work (May 8, 2020)
    Key Issues to Address in Returning to Work (May 1, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)

Overview

Ms. Frantz focuses her practice on labor and employment law.  She provides guidance to management in navigating complex and ever-changing employment laws and regulations to minimize the potential for employment-related litigation.  Ms. Frantz counsels large and small employers on issues relating to personnel and operating policies, workplace investigations, restrictive covenants, discipline and discharge, disability accommodation, and medical leave. She also represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment disputes, including discrimination, workplace harassment, wrongful discharge, work-related tort claims, wage and hour laws, non-competition, trade secrets, and labor relations matters.

Ms. Frantz has experience in all aspects of litigation, including depositions, dispositive motions, oral argument, and trial preparation. With a background in general liability defense, she has successfully defended clients in all types of litigation in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, construction, communications, finance, healthcare, transportation, and insurance. Ms. Frantz draws on this experience to best understand and accomplish her clients’ unique business goals.

Education

  1. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
    • Cleveland State Law Review, Executive Editor
    • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
    • CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Employment Law, Mediation, Advanced Brief Writing, and Commercial Law
  2. Walsh University, B.A.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Clerkships
  1. The Honorable Nancy A. Vecchiaelli, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2020)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Women in Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Ohio’s High Court Upholds the Constitutionality of H.B. 70’s Controversial School Takeover Law (May 18, 2020)
    Ohio Governor Announces Additional Dates for Reopening (May 15, 2020)
    EEO-1 Report Deadline Pushed Back to 2021 (May 13, 2020)
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on “High-Risk” Employees Returning to Work (May 8, 2020)
    Key Issues to Address in Returning to Work (May 1, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)