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Former Notre Dame football player Michael Frantz ('73) co-founded the Cleveland based law firm Frantz Ward LLP in January 2000. From an initial group of 13 lawyers, the firm has now grown to 65 lawyers and is one of the largest in Ohio. Frantz first joined the Monogram Club Board of Directors in June 2004, served as an advisor in 2007 and 2008, and now serves as secretary.

Frantz was a walk-on defensive end with the Irish in the early 1970s and lettered as a senior on the 1972 squad. After graduating magna cum laude from Notre Dame with a degree in political science in 1973, Frantz went on to earn his law degree from Georgetown in 1976. His law practice focuses on litigation, labor, construction, higher education and healthcare. He has extensive experience in defense of labor and employment disputes and has negotiated hundreds of contracts on behalf of employers in a broad range of industries.

Frantz also has lectured extensively on various issues involving labor, employment, healthcare, and higher education law. He was a member of the class of 2004 for the Greater Cleveland Growth Association Leadership organization, has served on the advisory committee of the Notre Dame Club of Cleveland, and has served on several board of trustees, including the Downtown Cleveland Partnership, Hanna Perkins, Amy Katan Foundation, Catholic Charities, St. Malachi Center (also president), St. Joseph Academy, and St. Ignatius High School (currently serving as President).

Frantz - who credits former Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian and defensive line coach Joe Yonto with impacting his life through their coaching, leadership and examples - was born in Sidney, Ohio and grew up as part of a family that could have fielded its own starting 11 on the gridiron (he has seven brothers and five sisters). He played football at St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati.

Frantz and his wife, the former Julie Brunetto, were married in 1973 in Piqua, Ohio. The couple has three sons - Michael, Joe and Jonathan, who was a walk-on outside linebacker on the Irish football team, before graduating in 2012 and earning his Monogram. Mike and Julie also have four daughters - Kathleen, Elizabeth ('01), Mary (SMC '08) and Molly (SMC '16).

Michael Frantz
Michael  Frantz

Hometown:
Avon Lake, Ohio

High School:
Holy Angels (Sidney, OH); St. Gregory (Cincinnati)

Position:
Secretary

Monogram Earned:
Football

Graduated:
1973

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Event Calendar


August 31
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 1
4:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Michigan
Monogram Room
September 1
11:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
September 7
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 8
12:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Ball State
Monogram Room
September 8
7:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
September 14
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 15
11:00 AM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Vanderbilt
Monogram Room
September 15
6:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
September 28
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 29
4:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Stanford
Monogram Room
September 29
11:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
October 12
6:30 PM
Monogram Club Annual Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
October 13
11:00 AM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Pitt
Monogram Room
October 13
6:30 PM
Monogram Club Annual Mass & Meeting
Monogram Room
October 26
TBA
ND vs. Navy Reception
San Diego, Calif.
November 2
TBA
ND at Northwestern Reception
Chicago, Ill.
November 9
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
November 10
4:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Florida State
Monogram Room
November 10
11:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
November 16
TBA
Shamrock Series Welcome Reception
New York City
November 17
TBA
Shamrock Series Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Syracuse
New York City

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A three-time Monogram winner in tennis from 1991-1994, and a Monogram Club board member since 2009, Terri Vitale currently is serving a two-year term as president of the Monogram Club, 2017-19.

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