Frank began working in the insurance claims industry in January 1991. He worked his way up from a file room clerk to a catastrophic workers’ compensation adjuster, investigating complex industrial injury claims. After graduating from law school, Frank began working as an insurance defense lawyer. He represented large corporations and most of the major Texas insurers. In 2002, Frank began representing plaintiffs and victims of injury in East Texas and proudly continues to do so today.
Frank has special competence in industrial and work-related injuries and has handled thousands of such claims as an adjuster and attorney. He is OSHA certified and SafeLand Drilling Certified by the Petroleum Education Council. Frank taught insurance adjusters how to handle claims as an approved provider through the Texas Department of Insurance. Frank is widely recognized as an expert in insurance claims handling tactics and has testified as an expert witness approximately ninety times in federal and state courts in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Frank frequently lectures and speaks to the bar, and has twice testified at the Texas Legislature on behalf of injured workers.
Frank is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Frank attended Kilgore Junior College then went on to receive his Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1993. While working full time as an insurance adjuster and attending classes in the evening, Frank completed his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at South Texas College of Law in 1998.
Honors, Awards, & Activites
- Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law
A certification held by less than one hundred attorneys in Texas
- Licensed to practice law in all Texas courts
As well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Court
- Multi-lines insurance adjuster
Licensed in Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Member
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association – Member
Personal Background and Interests
Frank was born in Austin, Texas in 1967. He is a proud Longview Lobo, having attended elementary, middle and high school in Longview, Texas. Frank is active in his church, serving on various boards and committees. He and his wife are the parents of three daughters and one granddaughter.