Frank B. Strickland

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Frank B. Strickland

Frank represents the firm's clients in a variety of litigation matters, including redistricting, education, regulatory issues and general business disputes. In the 2000 redistricting cycle, Frank and his partner Anne Lewis represented a group of citizens in Larios v. Cox. A three judge court ruled unanimously in favor of the citizens, concluding that Georgia's state legislative plans violated the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in Cox v. Larios, decided June 30, 2004. Frank serves as a court-appointed special master and receiver in commercial litigation matters and is also a certified mediator. Frank's practice also includes assisting clients with interests in legislative and public policy matters. He has appeared before legislative and congressional committees and has represented legislators and candidates before the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (and its predecessor). He has served an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law teaching a course in election law.

With more than 40 years of experience in the field of higher education, Frank has represented educational institutions on accreditation matters; federal funding; discipline of faculty, staff and students; tenure; state licensing boards; athletics; board governance; and various types of financing, including bond financing. He has acted as special counsel to foundations located at numerous institutions of the University System of Georgia in connection with financing of student housing and related facilities.

President George W. Bush nominated Frank as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Washington, DC. After Senate confirmation Frank was elected Chairman of the Board of LSC and served in that position from April 2003 until April 2010. He continues to serve on two LSC board committees.

Frank has served as President of the Atlanta Bar Association. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia since 1986 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee. The Atlanta Bar Association presented Frank with its Leadership Award in 2003. In 2017 Frank received the Spirit of Justice Award from the Judicial Section of the State Bar. By appointment of Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal, from 2003 to 2016 Frank served on the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which reviews candidates for judicial appointments throughout the State of Georgia.

His public service also includes: member of the Board of Visitors of the Georgia State University College of Law; member of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections; member and chairman of the State Ethics Commission; general counsel of the Georgia Republican Party; director of the Georgia Legal Services Program, Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Federal Defender Program, Inc. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, a Master in the Bleckley Inn of Court, a member of the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), former Chairman of the Georgia chapter of RNLA and current Chairman of the Atlanta Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society. Frank served in the United States Coast Guard and is a Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (retired). Frank received his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University and earned his law degree from Emory University.

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