Keith A. Ashmus

Frantz Ward, LLP

San Diego, California 92101


Business, Commercial, Construction, Employment

 Keith is one of Ohio’s best known lawyers, having served as President of both the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Foundation.  He has been listed as one of Ohio’s top 100 attorneys in the annual Ohio SuperLawyer listings, and has been included in every listing of Greater Cleveland’s outstanding lawyers in the yearly Inside Business poll since it began in 2000 besides being listed in Best Lawyers and Chambers USA.  Keith’s practice is focused on employment law, business law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He is a past chair of both the Labor Law Section and the ADR Committee of the Cleveland Bar Association, and presided over the Commercial Arbitration Advisory Panel of the American Arbitration Association.  Committed to the community, he has chaired the Salvation Army’s Greater Cleveland Advisory Board, served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and is past chair of COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises.  All of this gives him a unique perspective that he puts to use servicing clients and resolving disputes as a neutral.


On the national level, Keith is a leader in the National Small Business Association ( (the 2009 Chair), and has served as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.  He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA.  He is on the AAA arbitration and mediation panels and is an IMI certified mediator.  He is admitted to practice in California and Ohio, and in various federal courts including the Supreme Court.


In addition to private mediation and arbitration, Keith serves as a neutral on the panels of the U.S. District Court and the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.


Committed to Client Service. Most clients seek reliable, responsive, and creative legal counsel. They seek lawyers that can provide a practical assessment of the legal issues early in an engagement and develop a strategy to achieve results. Recognizing this, fifteen attorneys formed Frantz Ward in January 2000. Our growth to more than sixty attorneys, providing a broad range of services, is proof of our commitment to building strong client relationships and providing excellent legal work. 

Frantz Ward serves the needs of its clients
 throughout Ohio and across the United States in a cost-effective manner. As a member of ALFA International, a global legal network of independent law firms, Frantz Ward can assist clients worldwide.

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Cleveland, OH 44114-1230



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