Frank is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group who is licensed to practice law throughout Burr & Forman's five state footprint and he has worked exclusively for clients in the consumer finance industry for over 15 years.
His practice is devoted to defending both individual and class/mass actions, ranging from state common law and statutory claims, to claims for alleged violations of federal statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Truth In Lending Act. His clients include some of the nation’s largest national banks, mortgage companies/servicers, auto finance companies, credit card companies and debt buyers.
For the past four years, Frank has coordinated mass litigation across the Southeast and beyond involving over 2,000 individual plaintiffs. During the same time period, Frank has also served or is serving as lead class counsel in more than 10 class actions filed across the Southeast. While Frank’s primary office is in Birmingham, Alabama, less than 5% of Frank’s work is in the State of Alabama.
Frank is a recognized thought leader in the consumer finance industry and a regular speaker throughout the country on various consumer finance topics. He has also been recognized by his clients and peers by being elected to the Governing Board of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, as well as being recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and also by Super Lawyers for past several years.
Frank received his J.D. 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.