Fred previously was Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. He successfully argued companion cases of Rambaldo v. Accurate Die Casting and Rini v. City of East Cleveland before the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has first-chair jury trial and bench trial experience. In addition, Fred has defended Ohio workers’ compensation asbestos claims for approximately 15 years before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and Ohio state courts.


  • Case Western Reserve University  (J.D., 1982)
  • Miami University  (B.A., 1979)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Chair 2002-2004
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers "Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Workers' Compensation


  • Cleveland Animal Protective League, Board Member
  • Tri-C Jazzfest, Board Member