Frank Queen has represented clients in appellate practice for several decades. He served on the committee of the North Carolina State Bar which drafted and administered the examination for attorneys seeking the specialist designation from the time the specialty was established in 2011 until 2016.
Frank’s work on appeals usually starts with a referral from the lawyer who handled the trial. While many trial lawyers handle their own appeals, some prefer to associate a specialist to either take over the appeal or to advise them.
Frank joined the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Study Committee in the 1990s. He was the principal editor of the first “Style Manual for the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure” which was originally published by the committee in 1999.
Frank has been representing clients before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court since the 1980s. In his earlier years he handled many criminal appeals but his practice now is limited to civil matters.