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Frank has practiced law for nearly thirty years in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and for over a decade in the courtrooms of South Carolina.  He is a native North Carolinian with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from N.C. State University and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University.


Frank began his career as a clerk for a federal district court judge in North Carolina and has since focused his law practice on the defense of clients in civil jury trials. He has defended a wide variety of actions during his career. He has represented insurance companies, railroads, school boards, community colleges, paper mills, elevator companies, trucking companies, carpet manufacturers, small business owners, and individuals.


In addition to practicing law, Frank formerly served as an adjunct professor in the Meredith College paralegal program and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education conferences. Over the years, Frank has been actively involved as a volunteer in his community. He has served on the board of directors of various nonprofit organizations, including the Wake County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, the Women's Center of Wake County, and AnimalKind.  


J.D., Wake Forest University

Wake Forest Law Review 

William F. Hoge Scholar

B.S., North Carolina State University

1982 Harry S. Truman Scholar, North Carolina


Maupin, Taylor & Ellis, Raleigh, NC


Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Frank W. Bullock, Jr., Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC


North Carolina and South Carolina


United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Courts sitting in North Carolina and South Carolina


National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

Fellow, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Defense Research Institute

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

North Carolina Trucking Association

North Carolina Bar Association

Wake County Bar Association


Carcaño v. McCrory, 203 F. Supp. 3d 615 (M.D.N.C. 2016)

United States v. North Carolina, 192 F. Supp. 3d 620 (M.D.N.C. 2016)

CSX Transp., Inc. v. City of Fayetteville, 785 S.E.2d 760 (N.C. Ct. App.), disc. rev. denied, 793 S.E.2d 245 (N.C. 2016)

Lloyd v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co., 231 N.C. App. 368, 752 S.E.2d 704 (2013)

Gen. Parts Distrib. LLC v. Perry, 907 F. Supp. 2d 690 (E.D.N.C. 2012)


CSX Transp., Inc. v. Bickerstaff, 187 Md. App. 187, 978 A.2d 760 (2009)

Carlisle v. CSX Transp., Inc., 193 N.C. App. 509, 668 S.E.2d 98 (2008), disc. rev. denied, 363 N.C. 123, 675 S.E.2d 40 (2009)

Williams v. CSX Transp., Inc., 176 N.C. App. 330, 626 S.E.2d 716 (2006)

Loredo v. CSX Transp., Inc., 169 N.C. App. 508, 610, S.E.2d 225 (2005), aff'd per curiam, 360 N.C. 354, 652 S.E.2d 777 (2006)

Warnock v. CSX Transp., Inc., 159 N.C. App. 215, 582 S.E.2d 386, disc. rev. denied, 357 N.C. 582, 589 S.E.2d 725 (2003)

Turner v. Norfolk Southern Corp., 137 N.C. App. 138, 526 S.E.2d 666 (2000)

Click here for a complete listing of Frank's published opinions.

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