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M. Neal Rains

M. Neal Rains, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1968. Named one of Best Lawyers in America.


  • Rains, M. Neal was born on July 26, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa, United States. Son of Merritt and Lucille Rains.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science with honors, University Iowa, 1965. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1968.


    • Associate Arter & Hadden, Cleveland, 1968-1976, partner, 1976—2001, member executive committee, 1981-1990, Cleveland managing partner, 1990-1992. Partner Frantz Ward LLP, since 2001. Lecturer on professional topics, including alternative dispute resolution, distribution law, litigation practice and procedure, and antitrust.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1968.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    With United States Army, 1968-1970. Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association, William K. Thomas American Inn Court (president 1999—2000), Cleveland Bar Foundation 2005-2007, Cleveland Bar Association (vice president 2007-2008, Outstanding Service award 2008), Ohio State Bar Association, Rowfant Club, Union Club, City Club, Print Club, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Children: Robert Baldwin, Kathleen Kellogg.
    • father: Merritt Rains
    • mother: Lucille Rains
    • children: Robert Baldwin Rains
    • Kathleen Kellogg Rains
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    Born July 26, 1943
    (age 74)