Biography | Practice, Qualifications and Distinctions
Frank has mediated over a thousand disputes, including workplace conflicts, business-related disputes, securities cases, tort claims, insurance disputes, civil rights controversies, and other types of cases. He has a wealth of experience mediating not only bilateral disputes, but multi-party cases, class actions and collective actions as well.
Frank’s experience from nearly twenty-five years as a business litigator and employment law practitioner allows him to provide valuable insights to parties in mediation. Over the course of his career practicing law, Frank represented all the various participants in commercial and employment disputes—including businesses, managers, and individual employees—and therefore he is uniquely qualified to lead parties toward resolution of these conflicts.
Frank has held leadership roles among mediators both locally and nationally. Frank is Past President of the national Association of Attorney-Mediators, and he also serves as President of the St. Louis Chapter of that organization. Frank has been named to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only membership of well-established and trusted neutrals who meet stringent practice criteria. Frank also serves on the ADR Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Before opening his independent mediation practice, Frank served as St. Louis Office Managing Partner for an AmLaw 200 law firm, and he also served on that firm’s Executive Committee.
Frank received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, graduating magna cum laude with a B.B.A. in Finance. Frank received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, graduating magna cum laude with Order of the Coif honors. Frank also spent one year as a visiting student at the University of Chicago Law School.