Overview

Frank is a senior litigator who has tried jury verdict cases involving every aspect of the employment relationship. He has defended cases involving claims of sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, disability, age, race and sex discrimination, equal pay violations, as well as cases involving claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, negligent supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and breach of contract. He has also handled a number of appeals in such cases in federal and state appellate courts. He assists employers in problem prevention and legal analysis of complex employment issues.

Frank served for four years on active duty in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Air Force, followed by over 20 years in the Air Force Reserves, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Before joining Constangy, Frank was an attorney with the law firm of Haynsworth, Baldwin, Johnson & Greaves; and immediately prior to that he served for over 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney (Civil Division) for the Middle District of Georgia.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent® (2008-present)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Alabama State Bar

  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Macon Bar Association

  • American Inns of Court

  • Boy Scout Troop 19, Troop Committee  (1984-present)

  • Kiwanis Club of Macon

  • Macon Touchdown Club

  • Middle Georgia Bulldog Club

  • Vineville United Methodist Church and Daybreak Singers at Church

  • Vineville United Methodist Church – Administrative Council (2014-present)

  • Advisory Committee of the George and Ann Hatcher Foundation (2017-present)

About Me

Frank is married to former Patricia Miller and they have two adult children - daughter Betsy and son Logan, plus daughter-in-law Allie. Frank's hobbies include spectator sports, history, camping, swimming, and singing.

More About Frank

Meet my pet

We have a Golden Retriever named Dodger, who is a much-beloved part of the family. As is generally true with retrievers, he loves to fetch balls and Frisbees.

My favorite vacation

During the summer between finishing undergraduate school and starting law school, one of my best friends and I took a trip to Europe. We planned our own itinerary and spent about 45 days traveling from place to place, primarily via train with our Rail Passes. We visited the "must see" landmarks and museums, but we also saw many interesting things that are less well-known. We stayed in youth hostels, "pensions" and student hotels and met many interesting people. The trip has provided many great stories worth telling even now.

My first job

I was 16 and worked at my hometown hardware and appliance store. At first, I was responsible for assembling swing sets, bicycles, and other "wheel toys."  During summer vacations and holiday breaks throughout high school and college, my duties expanded to unloading trucks and stocking merchandise, delivering appliances, and helping customers. Everything has served me well, even in my career as a lawyer, as I learned about retail operations—and a lot about people. And, when my children were young, experience in assembling swing sets, bicycles, and wagons sure came in handy at Christmas and on birthdays.

Sports team I root for most

I’m a devoted Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoy going back to Athens, not just for football, but for some basketball and baseball games as well. Over the years, I’ve also traveled to out of town football games…there’s nothing like football in the South!

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Update on Employment Litigation," presented for the Mercer University School of Law, the Macon Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Georgia Chapter), October 2002.
  • “Employment Law Update: A Survey of Recent Decisions by the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit,” presented for the Mercer University School of Law and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, November 2006.
  • "Mandatory Disclosures and Discovery in Federal Court: A Comparison of the Northern, Middle and Southern District Requirements,” presented for Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • “What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”
  • Samuel Johnson, 18th–Century Essayist

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of Employment Litigation, Including Class Claims in Both Trial and Appellate Courts

Education

University of Georgia Law School

  • J.D., 1975
  • President, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

University of Georgia

  • B.B.A., Accounting, 1972
  • Student Senate, Blue Key, ODK, Phi Kappa Phi

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 1975
  • Alabama, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia
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