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Last updated: 2/17/2018
Kelley J. Barnett
Defense Counsel
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Frantz Ward LLP
200 Public Square
Suite 3000
Cleveland
Ohio
44114  United States
 [ Map ]
216 515-1661 (Phone)
216 515-1650 (Fax)
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  Commercial Litigation, General Liability, Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, Transportation, Trial Tactics, Practice and Procedures
  Kelley’s practice focuses on product liability and toxic tort matters for global manufacturers and suppliers worldwide in disputes which often involve catastrophic incidents, fatalities, explosions and fires. She is a key member of several national coordinating counsel teams in the areas of toxic tort and traditional product liability matters. Kelley also has significant experience handling trade secret and unfair competition, contract, and a variety of other commercial litigation matters for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies all across the United States. Kelley has tried nearly one-hundred cases to verdict as first-chair in state and federal court but counsels clients at all stages of disputes, including litigation avoidance.

Kelley also conducts internal corporate investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, fraud, compliance issues, and criminal misconduct. She is OSHA certified and counsels clients on a wide range of OSHA issues including training, compliance, and safety and accident investigations.

As a partner at Frantz Ward, Kelley is also on the firm's Hiring Committee, Chair of the firm's Associate Training and Development Committee, and is on the Diversity Committee.

Prior to joining Frantz Ward in 2007, Kelley was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio. As a member of the Major Trial Unit, Kelley handled and first-chaired rape, homicide and other high profile trials.
15721 Clifton Blvd
Lakewood
Ohio
44107  United States
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216 515 1661 (Phone)
216 548 6013 (Mobile)
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4/19/1973
Married
10/14/2011
Edgar Banzhaf
Additional Information
Education/Experience
Michigan State University, BA Economics with High Honors, 1995
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD, 1999
OSHA 30 Certified
Social/Volunteer Organizations
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Volunteer
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Board Member
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
More Information
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan
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6/14/2018
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