Frank is a partner in the firm's Financial Services section, where his practice concentrates on consumer financial services litigation.
Frank’s representation of clients in the financial services industry includes the defense of both individual and class/mass actions, ranging from state common law and statutory claims, including claims for fraud and identity theft, to claims for alleged violations of federal statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Truth In Lending Act. Frank also represents asset-based lendors/lessors involved in intercreditor disputes and collateral recovery issues. Frank has extensive experience enforcing arbitration provisions and has arbitrated numerous consumer finance cases before American Arbitration Association and JAMS. Frank also has experience representing property, health, disability and life insurance companies in disputes with insureds and third-party litigants and defending claims against assureds under E & O policies.
Frank was selected as a “Rising Star” in the 2010,2011 and 2012 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers. He is also an editor of Burr & Forman’s Consumer Finance Monthly Litigation Update and a contributing author to the firm’s Consumer Finance Litigation Blog. Frank is a member of the Conference On Consumer Finance Law, the Business Law Section (Consumer Financial Services Committee) of the American Bar Association, where he serves as Chair of the Publications Subcommittee, ACA International (Member Attorney Program), the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, the Alabama Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association.
Frank is admitted to practice before all State and U.S. District Courts in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Frank is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.
Frank received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.S. from Auburn University in Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Med. While attending law school, he was a member of the Order of the Barristers, the National Moot Court Team (Southeast Regional Winner), and the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. In addition, he was the Chief Justice of the Honor Court and a Student Bar Association Representative.