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Frank Bartela is an Associate in the firm’s Class Action practice group. His practice is focused on the litigation of complex civil actions including consumer class actions as well as wage and hour actions. In this capacity, Frank fights to represent the interests and protect the rights of his clients both in Ohio and across the country. Currently, his cases deal with unlawful conduct by government agencies, manufacturers, retailers, and employers. Frank has served as class counsel in actions across the country and has found success in representing individuals while holding defendants accountable:
- Successfully certified both a multi-state and national class of consumers in “snake oil” cases against two well-known national manufacturers;
- Negotiated a favorable settlement for a class of individuals who had been upcharged for their title insurance policies by a regional title insurance company;
- Negotiated a favorable settlement for a class of employees of a Cleveland based restaurant who were not properly paid for all overtime hours worked;
- Defeated dispositive motions by retailers in actions that allege unlawful advertising and marketing practices.
Frank Bartela graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2007 with a double major in History and Political Science. While at SUNY Buffalo he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He then graduated cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with his J.D. in 2011. While in law school, Frank served as an articles editor for Case Western’s Journal of International Law and served as a research assistant to Professor Lewis Katz where he helped research and update portions of Ohio Arrest, Search and Seizure.
Areas of Practice:
Education & Court Admissions:
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 2011
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2007 B.A.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2014
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2015
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2015
Associations & Memberships:
Ohio State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Ohio Innocence Project
Leadership & Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa, CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Fall, 2009)
On a Personal Note:
In his free time, Frank enjoys trying new restaurants, good coffee, and spending time with his family.