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Jonathan B. Frank

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Frank & Frank Law
3910 Telegraph Rd, Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-723-8691
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, General Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

As a partner for the Michigan firm Frank & Frank Law, attorney Jonathan Frank primarily focuses on civil litigation, including business litigation and real estate litigation. He also assists clients with employment and real estate issues. Mr. Frank participated in a mediator-training program offered by the Michigan Supreme Court Administrator’s office and is a Neutral Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. This experience allows him to assist business clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings; he also provides mediation and arbitration services.

In 1982, Mr. Frank received bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from Stanford University, graduating with distinction. He then went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1985. During his time in law school, Mr. Frank received the Gussin Award for Trial Work and became a finalist in the Campbell Moot Court Competition.

He has also published articles and offered seminars on business litigation and client-centered litigation practices.

A Detroit native, Mr. Frank sits on the board for numerous charitable organizations, including the Detroit Police Athletic League, the Detroit Urban Debate League, and the American Jewish Committee. Mr. Frank is a member of the Oakland County Circuit Court Administration and the Oakland County Bar Association ADR Committee. 

Mr. Frank represents clients in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Mt. Clemens Michigan, and the surrounding areas. 

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Restraining Order, Arbitration, Mediation, Appeals

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

White Papers

About Jonathan B. Frank

First Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.frankandfranklaw.com

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Representative Clients

  • Flex Cable
  • Metroline
  • PC Server
  • Metro Welding
  • LaVida Massage
  • Kastler Construction
  • Diversitak
  • Guarantee Trust Life
  • Propur
  • Inspyrus
  • Tri-Star Fire
  • Motor City Pawn Brokers
  • TrucknTow.com
  • Rock Solid Logistics
  • Entrega
  • Logicalis
  • Midwest Air Filter, Inc.
  • Michigan Dessert Corporation

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Unpublished opinions:   Dolan v. Crutcher, Docket No. 231604 (Mich. App. 2003); DaimlerChrysler Services v. Summit National, Inc., 2005 WL 1994321 (6th Cir. 2005), Phoenix Investment Holdings v. Nosan & Silverman Homes, Docket No. 126561 (Mich. 2005), Horvath v. Kempster, Docket No. 264035 (Mich. App. 2006),Tres Galanes v. Cordoba, Docket No. 282643 (Mich. App. 2009), Wagner v. Marroghi, Docket No. 280632 (Mich. App. 2009), EWI Worldwide, Inc. v. Lifestyle Retail Partners, Docket No. 295167 (Mich. App. 2011); Hill v. Hill, Docket No. 312018 (Mich. App. 2013), Shaer v. Bahoura, Docket No. 315701 (Mich. App. 2014), DC Mex Holdings LLC v. Affordable Land LLC, Docket No. 318791 (Mich. App. 2015); TrucknTow.com, Inc. v UHY Advisors, Inc., Docket No. 354999 (Mich. App. 2021); Michigan Neurology Associates, Inc. v Steven S. Beall, MD, Docket No. 354565 (Mich. App. 2021); Great Lakes Water Authority v Daniels-Karim, Docket No. 354554 (Mich. App. 2021); Theisen v Inventive Consulting, Docket No. 353990 (Mich. App. 2021); Bosquett & Co. v Sterling Benefits, Docket No. 345615 (Mich. App. 2020); Castle v Shoham, Docket No. 337969 (Mich. App. 2018).
  • Published opinions:City of Flint v. Patel, 198 Mich. App. 153 (1993)Standard Federal Savings Bank v. Genesee County, 208 Mich. App. 569 (1995)Noel v. Fleet Finance, Inc., 971 F. Supp. 1102 (ED Mich. 1997)Great Lakes Steel v. City of Ecorse, 227 Mich. App. 366 (1998)Williams v. City of Troy, 269 Mich. App. 670 (2005); Central States v. First Agency, 756 F.3d 954 (6th Cir. 2014); Buol v Hayman Company, 323 Mich. App. 649 (2018) 
  • Three verdicts over $1 million in business cases.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-chaired Oakland County Bar Association Business Court Committee, which recommends best practices for business litigators and acts as liaison with Oakland County Business Court Judges.
  • Member, Oakland County ADR Committee
  • Discovery Mediator, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Michigan
  • Chair, Oakland County Circuit Court Committee
  • California
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Jewish Family Services, 2005-2010
  • Board of Directors, Detroit Urban Debate League, 2013 - Present
  • President, Detroit Chapter of American Jewish Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Board Member, Detroit PAL, 2012 - Present
  • President, Jewish Ensemble Theater, 1999 - 2005
  • Board Member, Jewish News Foundation, 2012 - Present

Educational Background

  • Stanford University, B.A., With Distinction, 1982

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Neutral Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, SCAO-trained Mediator

Honors/Awards

  • Finalist of moot court competition, Finalist, Campbell Moot Court Competition, University of Michigan Law School, 1984
  • Cum Laude, University of Michigan, 1985
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Awarded for work in Clinical Law Program, Gussin Award for Trial Work, University of Michigan Law School, 1985
  • Mediator, Oakland County Circuit Court and Wayne County Circuit Court

Videos

  • Attorneys Henry Gornbein and Jonathan B. Frank discuss practical approaches to business litigation, including defining success, how and when to settle, and how to encourage parties to accept responsibility., Practical Law, 2011
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Office Location for Jonathan B. Frank

3910 Telegraph Rd
Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Phone: 248-723-8691

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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