Ulmer & Berne LLP

Frederic X Shadley

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Leader of Ulmer’s Construction Practice Group, Fritz brings more than 30 years of litigation experience and the knowledge of a degreed engineer to his much-honored practice representing parties in construction, environmental, product liability, and toxic tort litigation. Fritz is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Fritz has substantial experience in environmental and toxic tort litigation, and the defense and prosecution of personal injury claims, including his work securing the largest known, single victim, personal injury settlement in the history of Kentucky or Ohio for a plaintiff who suffered burns from a spontaneous explosion of pool chemicals. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants across a wide range of construction-related disputes, including those involving claims of defective construction, defective design, fraud, and negligence, as well as Fair Housing Act cases.

Professional Memberships

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, The Fellows of the American Bar Association.


Outside the courtroom, Fritz is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors and thoroughly enjoys giving back to the community.