Kevin L. Fritz of Lashly & Baer, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri, has been named Chair of USLAW NETWORK for 2018-19. He succeeds John D. Cromie of Connell Foley LLP in New Jersey. The change of leadership was made at the NETWORK’s annual Fall Membership Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

“I am honored to serve as Chair of USLAW NETWORK for the upcoming year,” said Fritz, who most recently served as Vice Chair of USLAW. “Our members offer a broad range of legal experience and industry knowledge across diverse disciplines, and I look forward to working with them and continuing our Board’s longstanding commitment to ensuring that USLAW delivers exceptional service and networking opportunities to our clients.”

Fritz is a past Chair of USLAW’s Transportation Practice Group and has held numerous leadership roles on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee since 2012.

Fritz, who earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, is a trial attorney experienced in both state and federal courts. His practice focuses on insurance defense and coverage, commercial litigation, premises liability, product liability, construction, vehicular negligence matters and personal injury. He also specializes in transportation-related matters that include interstate and intrastate issues, cargo, breach of contract and catastrophic casualty claims. He also is the current Chair of Lashly & Baer’s Litigation Department and Transportation Practice Section. He has further been selected through peer recognition as one of the top 50 St. Louis attorneys in multiple years, and most recently in 2018, as published by Super Lawyers magazine.