Frank is the Chair of the firm's Consumer Finance Litigation and Compliance Practice Group, where he is licensed to practice law throughout the Southeast and has represented clients in the consumer finance industry across the country for close to 20 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 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 10 years, a large portion of Frank’s practice has been coordinating TCPA litigation across the country involving numerous class actions and well over 2,000 individual plaintiffs. During the same time period, Frank has also served or is serving as lead class counsel in more than 50 consumer class actions. While Frank’s primary office is in Birmingham, Alabama, his practice is not, as he has handled cases for clients in over 35 states.
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, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers for the 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.