Litigation is never a desirable option to resolve disputes. The court system is time-consuming and expensive and the results are often mixed. Frank, who has received the 40-hour training required for mediators in North Carolina, often seeks to resolve disputes short of filing a court case.
Nevertheless, if the only option is a courtroom, Frank has the experience and training to vigorously represent his client’s interest. He often is associated as local counsel in cases where the client’s trial team seeks jury-panel research as they enter the final stages of trial preparation. His experience as an appellate lawyer means that he is comfortable making analytical arguments to trial judges at all the stages of a lawsuit.