Jonathan B. Frank

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Southfield, MI

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C.
 | 28400 Northwestern Highway, Second Floor Essex Centre
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-354-4030
Fax: 248-354-1422
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (0%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (0%)
Attorney Profile

As Of Counsel for the Michigan-based firm of Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, PC, 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (40%): Litigation, Restraining Order

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Intellectual Property Litigation (0%)

Civil Litigation (0%)

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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  • See the Problem, Solve the Problem (2006) - A client-centered approach for resolving legal problems.

  • About Jonathan Frank

    Admitted: 1989, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Discovery Mediator, Oakland County Circuit Court
    • Chair, Oakland County Circuit Court Committee
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member, Oakland County ADR Committee
    • California
    • Michigan

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Best Practices for Conducting the Initial Litigation Client Interview, Michigan Bar Journal, 2018
    • Practical advice for counseling clients who are mediating business cases., Eight Tips for Mediating a Business Case, Laches, Oakland County Bar Association, 2018
    • Practical advice for preparing client for the mediation process., Author, Preparing Your Client For Mediation, Laches (Oakland County Bar Association), 2015
    • Practical advice about counseling clients, from the beginning of litigation through the end, with an emphasis on understanding litigation from the client's perspective., Author, Counseling Your Client Through Litigation, Laches (Oakland County Bar Association), 2014
    • A practical approach to solving business problems, July 2006, See the Problem, Solve the Problem, Laches, Oakland County Bar Association
    • A suggested approach for helping clients understand the natural process of accepting responsibility during the litigation process. May 2011, The Value of Shared Responsibility: A Litigator's Perspective, LACHES, Oakland County Bar Association
    • University of Michigan Law School Mock Trial, Wayne State Law School First Year Advocacy Program


    • 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)
    • Three verdicts over $1 million in business cases.
    • 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)

    Representative Clients:

    • Logicalis
    • Midwest Air Filter, Inc.
    • Wireless Giant
    • Raider-Dennis Agency
    • Margulies Development
    • Entrega
    • Amurcon
    • Madison Electric Company
    • Nelson Ventures
    • Home Builders Advantage
    • First Recovery Group
    • Bassett & Bassett, Inc.
    • Resource Technologies
    • Scodeller Construction
    • Michigan Dessert Corporation


    • 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

    Educational Background:

    • Stanford University, B.A., With Distinction, 1982
    Office Location for Jonathan B. Frank

    28400 Northwestern Highway
    Second Floor Essex Centre
    Southfield, MI 48034

    Phone: 248-354-4030

    Fax: 248-354-1422

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    Last Updated: 4/26/2018

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