Athena S. Frantz

"The same boiling water that hardens the egg softens the potato. It’s not about your circumstance, it’s about what you’re made of.”
About Athena Frantz

Athena Frantz is the Senior Paralegal in our non-criminal division. Her daily duties include implementing procedures, paralegal training, trial preparation and research, client retention, and growing our civil practice.

Ms. Frantz is Central New York’s premier business and management consultant in the legal field, with almost 20 years of experience. After studying pre-law and journalism at Utica College, she started her paralegal consulting firm in the fields of criminal and family law. Ms. Frantz advanced into civil litigation and is well versed in trial preparation and consulting.

By joining her business finesse and legal expertise, her practice grew into paralegal and administrative training, implementation of policies and procedures, and firm restructuring. She has a strong financial background and is well versed in contract law with an emphasis in forensic accounting and investigation practices in civil matters. She was the sole paralegal on a class-action lawsuit with over 60 plaintiffs, which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement. After working with dozens of firms, Ms. Frantz is excited to be a permanent fixture at the Nave Law Firm.

Ms. Frantz is well known in the CNY law enforcement community, in which her work has helped to secure grants on the state and federal levels, advocated for better community-related programs in law enforcement, and reviewed budgets to ensure departments were adequately funded.

She is a member in good standing of the American Society of Trial Consultants, the National Association of Legal Assistants, and the American Bar Association. She resides in Cicero with her husband and three children.

Why Do I Do What I Do?

I love coming to work and being challenged every day. I thrive under pressure and I thoroughly enjoy working on difficult and complex cases and helping others reach their professional potential.

Area of Focus
  • Matrimonial
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Education
Contact Information
Fun Facts

area of focus

  • Matrimonial
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

EDUCATION

Utica College: Journalism | Pre-Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

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CONTACT INFORMATION

FUN FACTS

Favorite Movie: Titanic

Favorite Vacation So Far: Iceland and Great Britain

Proudest Moment: Becoming a mom and the first time I doubled my income through the stock market.

affilations

American Society of Trial Consultants

NALA

American Bar Association

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