T. Merritt Bumpass , Jr. - Frantz Ward LLP

T. Merritt Bumpass , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Chair, Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Group

Represents employers in federal and state courts, federal and state administrative agencies, arbitration proceedings and in collective bargaining negotiations. Counsels employers with respect to a wide variety of employment matters, including union campaigns.

United States Military AcademyBS Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. Columbia University Law SchoolLL.M

Client Comments

"T. Merritt Bumpass takes a practical approach in providing sound legal advice. He always has up-to-date legal opinions."

-Albert Tusek, Jr.
Director, Strategic Business Partner
The Babcock & Wilcox Company

"Though we recognize that Merritt Bumpass is one of the most in-demand attorneys in town, he is very accessible, ready, and willing to provide legal assistance to our firm. He is one of the most experienced and well-respected employment law and labor attorneys in northeast Ohio."

"Merritt has a wealth of experience which he utilizes to provide sound and pragmatic counsel. He also understands and respects our corporate culture. As a result, he consistently provides guidance that is not only legally compliant, but also suits our culture and values. Merritt is customer-focused, extremely responsive and is never "pushy" in any way. He is a well-rounded attorney that I would highly recommend."

"Merritt has handled Labor matters for me for over 15 years. I do not know another attorney who is more responsive to the client. In a world of lawyers who don't return calls, Merritt is a light in the wilderness. "

"Mr. Bumpass provides a well-seasoned and thoughtful counsel. He is respected nationally. He is personally responsive and highly committed to client relationships. He has excellent skills in counsel and negotiation."

"Merritt is bright, fun to work with and effective. He remains closely involved even when subordinates are doing the heavy lifting. He is superbly ethical and listens to clients rather than pontificating. Merritt is sensitive to costs and cautions against unnecessary work. He will move heaven and earth to meet clients' objectives, but will also tell the client when it simply cannot be done."

-Laurance Nowak
President /CEO
Sajar Plastics/Morgenthaler

"Mr. Bumpass is very responsive to client needs and shows genuine interest in understanding the goals and objectives set by the client in a "real" business environment, as opposed to some attorneys who believe it is their job to lecture clients on the precise nature of the law and advise any deviation or interpretation is ill-advised."

-Marjorie Conner
Corporate Counsel
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Office Location

200 Public Square, Suite 3000
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management