Jeffrey M. Frank | 248-822-6190 | E-mail | Download vCard | Licensed in MI
Fidelity & Surety Law, Commercial Litigation, and Probate Litigation

Jeffrey M. Frank is an AV Peer Review Rated attorney.

Jeffrey M. Frank is a founding shareholder of the firm. Jeff concentrates his practice primarily in the area of Fidelity and Surety Law as well as Commercial and Probate litigation. Jeff is licensed to practice in Michigan. Jeff frequently lectures on surety issues.





BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Contract Surety Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Commercial Surety Law
  • Fidelity Law
  • Commercial Disputes

EDUCATION

  • University of Michigan, B.A., Cum Laude, Organizational Management, 1989
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1992

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum Committee on Construction Law
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
      • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
        • Vice Chair (2015 - Present)
        • Miscellaneous Bond Committee
        • Past Co-Chair, Young Professionals Division
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Fidelity and Surety Steering Committee (2002 - 2016)
      • Past Chair, Annual Roundtable Meeting
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • Surety Association of Michigan
  • Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Association
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers
    • Inaugural Attorney Advisory Committee Member
  • Wayne County Probate Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (2009 - present)
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Court-approved Case Evaluation Panelist, Macomb County Probate Court

HONORS

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated attorney (by peer nomination)

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • THE LAW OF PROBATE BONDS, 1st Ed. (Co-Editor), co-chaired Probate Bonds program, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2001.
  • THE LAW OF PROBATE BONDS, 2nd Ed. (Co-Editor, 2015).
  • "Time of Completion" (co-authored), presented at FSLC Spring Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, May 2016.
  • "Michigan" (co-authored), in THE LAW OF MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER BONDS (2006).
  • "Michigan" (co-authored), in CONTRACTOR'S STATE LICENSE BONDS DESK REFERENCE (2006).
  • "Practical Defenses to Probate Bond Claims," presented at Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, September 2016.
  • "Michigan" (co-authored), in UNDERWRITER'S DESKBOOK (2012), and 2013 and 2016 updates.
  • Probate Bond Panel Presentation, Panel Member, Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, September 2014
  • "Setting Bond and Initiation of Surcharge Proceedings in Probate Court," presented at Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Conference, Dearborn, MI, 2012
  • "Probate Bonds," presented at Cashin, Spinelli CLE/CE Program, Chicago, IL, 2013 and 2015
  • "An Introduction to Probate Bonds: A Guide for Bond Producers and Other Surety Professionals" (author), in Surety Bond Quarterly (National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Summer 2015).
  • "Probate Bonds" webinar presented by National Association of Surety Bond Producers (2015).
  • "Unraveling the Mystery of Court Bonds" (co-authored), in Surety Bond Quarterly (National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Winter 2015).
  • "Probate Bonds: What You Need to Know," presented as Moderator and Speaker, FSLC Webinar (2016).
  • "Practical Defenses to Probate Bond Claims," presented at Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, September 2016.
  • "Mo' Money - Avenues of Recovery," presented at National Client Protection Organization Workshop, Detroit, MI, 2016.

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