Frederick M. Luper

  is a founding member of LUPER NEIDENTHAL & LOGAN and currently of counsel with the firm. Originally from Columbus, Fred graduated from Cornell University and returned to his home town to go to law school and form his own firm. Fred has been doing Bankruptcy Trustee work since 1964 and became a member of the Chapter 7 Trustee Panel at its inception in 1978 with the passage of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. He served as a Chapter 11 Trustee for the Bankruptcy Court to run the liquidation of a public company and recovered over a 100% dividend for the company creditors. Fred was appointed to be a Receiver for a federal court to oversee a high profile case involving the fraudulent sale of viaticals. In addition to his active bankruptcy practice, Fred handles commercial litigation. He shares the record malpractice verdict in Allen County, Ohio, and has had two $4,000,000+ malpractice settlements. Fred lives with his wife Carol in the Columbus area where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

In February, 2011, Fred completed participation in a 5 week jury trial involving breach of an executive employment agreement, breach of a stockholder’s agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets. LNL’s client received verdicts on all 3 claims for a total of $7,000,000. Our client plans to apply for pre-judgment interest (about $3,000,000) and legal fees.


Practice Areas:



  • Board Certified, Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
  • Certified Mediator/Arbitrator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Ohio (1965)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1965)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1982)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2002)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1983)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Board of Certification, Standards Committee (Member Board of Trustees)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Commercial Law League of America, (Past President; Bankruptcy Executive Council Member; Legislative Committee Member and Past Chair)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • U.S. State Department UNCITRAL Commission, Past Advisor

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