Frank 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 litigation and 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.
Mr. Strickland served in the United States Coast Guard and is a retired Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, 1986-present; Executive Committee, 2017-2019
Board to Determine the Fitness of Bar Applicants, Member
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
- Walking the Line: Modern Gerrymandering and Partisanship, University of Georgia School of Law SymposiumFebruary 22, 2018
- August 24, 2020
- December 27, 2019
- August 8, 2019
- Prominent Political Lawyers Regroup at Taylor English From Strickland Brockington Lewis, Daily ReportMarch 18, 2019
- Taylor English, Taylor English Decisions Names New Lawyers, Marietta Daily Journal, Metro Atlanta CEO, and Mid-Market ReportMarch 7, 2019
Emory University School of Law, LLB
Vanderbilt University, BA
Daily Report Lifetime Achievement Award, 2020
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review (5.0 out of 5)
Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2021
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005-2020
Amicus Curiae of the Supreme Court of Georgia, 2018
Judicial Section of the State Bar Spirit of Justice Award, 2017
Georgia Presidential Elector, 2016
Georgia Legal Services Program Champion of Justice, 2013
Emory Law School Epic Inspiration Award, 2011
Ninth Annual Justice Robert Benham Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service, 2008
St. Thomas More Society Award for Commitment to Justice and Humanity and Difficult Circumstances During Public Service, 2007
Atlanta Bar Association Leadership Award, 2003