Meet Our Team
Birmingham Southern College
University of Alabama School of Law
Order of the Barristers
John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
District of Columbia
Admitted to Practice
US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Supreme Court of the United States
5th and 11th U.S. Court of Appeals
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Alabama State Bar
Chairman, Task Force on Merit Judicial Selection (1997)
Bar Commissioner, 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 1 (2011-2014)
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, New York State Bar
Member, Alabama Association for Justice
Sustaining Member (1995-2008)
Amicus Brief Committee
Member, Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Member, Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee
Appointed by Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Alabama
Member, Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee
Member (Court-appointed), Commission on Judicial Political Advertising
Jt. Chair, Alabama State Bar Task Force on Merit Selection of Judges (1997)
Donna Sonday, Paralegal
Frank grew up in Union Springs, Alabama. He attended Birmingham Southern College where he graduated magna cum laude. He received his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1978. He clerked for Federal District Judge Robert Varner. In 1979, Frank joined Jere Beasley and was a founding partner in the firm now known as Beasley Allen, where he practiced for 19 years.
Frank’s practice includes a wide range of cases from commercial litigation to consumer class actions to product liability. Several significant decisions in product liability law have resulted from his appellate work. Of note, at the age of thirty-two, Frank argued and obtained a unanimous decision for his client before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Frank has handled more than 20 litigation matters on behalf of judges and lawyers including two former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Alabama, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, a district attorney, three of the State’s most prominent law firms, and individual judges and attorneys in litigation and disciplinary proceedings.
He prosecuted and defended major litigation matters in fields of federal securities law, product liability, intellectual property, class actions, trucking litigation, and road construction litigation.
After a two-year retirement, he opened his own firm in 2000 where his practice focused on severe injury and wrongful death actions primarily in the field of product liability. In 2016, Frank joined the law firm of Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. as a partner.
Frank is married to the former Melissa Day of Opp, Alabama. Frank and Melissa enjoy international travel and spending time with their pugs – Thurston, Lewis, and Howard – as well as Alfred the cat.
Chairman, Jubilee City Fest (2002)
Board of Directors, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Family Sunshine Center
Honors & Awards
American Board of Trial Advocates
Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
Alabama Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble, AV Preeminent Rating, Judicial Edition (2018)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1993 – present)
McMahon v. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, 95 So.3d 769 (Ala. 2012)
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA v. McMahan, 183 So.3d 145 (Ala. 2015)
Parsons Steel Inc. v. First Alabama Bank, 474 U.S. 518 (1986)
First Alabama Bank v. Parsons, 390 So.2d 640 (Ala. Cir. App. 1980)
Fulton v. The Montgomery Advertiser, 388 So.2d 533 (Ala. 1980)
Parsons Steel v. First Alabama Bank, 679 F.2d 242 (11th Cir. 1982)
Harper v. First Alabama Bank, 514 So.2d 1366 (Ala. 1987)
Seminar Papers & Presentations
Practice Tips for the Plaintiff’s Lawyer: Building, Managing and Proving Your Case (ABICLE, Product Liability Seminar 2003)
Numerous seminar presentations for the Alabama State Bar, ABICLE, Practicing Law Institute, and others on subjects ranging from civil actions to recovery on behalf of child victims of sexual abuse, insurance fraud litigation, appellate practice, trial tactics in business tort litigation, and product liability litigation.