Frank Strickland represents the firm’s clients in a variety of litigation matters, including redistricting, voting rights, education, regulatory issues and general business disputes. In the 2000 redistricting cycle, Mr. Strickland and his partner Anne Lewis represented a bipartisan group of citizens in Larios v. Cox. A three judge federal court ruled unanimously in favor of the citizens, concluding that Georgia’s state legislative plans violated the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in Cox v. Larios, decided June 30, 2004. Mr. Strickland serves as a court-appointed special master and receiver in commercial litigation matters and is a certified mediator. Mr. Strickland’s practice also includes assisting clients with interests in legislative and public policy matters. He has appeared before legislative and congressional committees and has represented legislators and candidates before the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (and its predecessor). He served as an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law teaching a course in election law.
With more than 40 years of experience in the field of higher education, Mr. Strickland has represented educational institutions on accreditation matters; federal funding; discipline of faculty, staff, and students; tenure; state licensing boards; athletics; board governance; and various types of financing, including bond financing. He has acted as special counsel to foundations located at numerous institutions of the University System of Georgia in connection with financing of student housing and related facilities.
President George W. Bush nominated Mr. Strickland as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Washington, DC. After Senate confirmation, Mr. Strickland was elected Chairman of the Board of LSC and served in that position from April 2003 until April 2010. He continues to serve on two LSC board committees. LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 90 percent of its total funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.
By appointment of Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal, from 2003 to 2016 Mr. Strickland served on the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which reviews candidates for judicial appointments throughout the State of Georgia.
Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, Executive Committee
Board to Determine the Fitness of Bar Applicants
Atlanta Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, Chairman
Bleckley Inn of Court, Georgia State University College of Law, Master
Georgia State University College of Law Board of Visitors, Member
State Ethics Commission, Former Chairman
Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections, Former Member
Georgia Republican Party, Former General Counsel
Georgia Legal Services Program, Former Director
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Former Director
Federal Defender Program Inc., Former Director
Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), Former Member
Georgia Chapter of RNLA, Founder and Former Chairman
Brandon Neighborhood Association, Board of Directors