Robert W. Frank

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Background

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Robert Frank, Senior Trial Lawyer, joined Neil Dymott in 1980. He has been a shareholder in the law firm since 1988. Mr. Frank specializes in civil litigation defense trial work and administrative licensing hearings for various types of healthcare professionals, with an emphasis on medical, dental, chiropractic and nursing specialties. He also handles a variety of other general civil litigation including, professional liability, medical malpractice and administrative licensing matters as well as medical staff privilege issues.

Since joining Neil Dymott, Mr. Frank has tried over 60 cases to jury verdict in State and Federal Courts and has handled over 100 healthcare professional licensing matters, including numerous successful trials and appeals of those cases. He served as a Board member, President and Vice President of the San Diego Defense Lawyers from 1993 to 1997 and is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Frank is past director of the San Diego County Barristers Club and currently is a faculty member of the San Diego Inn of Court College of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Frank was named one of San Diego's Top Attorneys in Insurance Law by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2006 and 2011 and has been selected as one of San Diego's Super Lawyers by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine since 2007. In 2008, he was selected as one of San Diego's "Top 50" Super Lawyers. Since 2009, he has been named by his peers as one of San Diego's Top Lawyers in San Diego Magazine and has been named annually by his peers since 2008 as among the Best Lawyers of America® for Professional and Malpractice Law.

The San Diego Superior Court has appointed Mr. Frank as an arbitrator in civil cases and he has served as a private mediator and arbitrator in other civil cases. Aside from practicing law, he is an avid surfer, enjoys golf and spending time with his children and friends.

Education

  • Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D.
  • San Diego State University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals
  • California Legal Medical Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • San Diego State University Alumni Association
  • Kappa Sigma Housing Corporation for San Diego State University