Frank B. Strickland


Atlanta, Georgia

FFrank Strickland is a general practice lawyer. He serves as a court-appointed special master and receiver in commercial litigation matters and is a certified mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Strickland’s practice also includes assisting clients with interests in legislative and public policy matters.

President George W. Bush nominated Mr. Strickland to the eleven-member bipartisan Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Washington, DC. After Senate confirmation, He was elected Chairman of the Board of LSC and served in that position from April 2003 until April 2010. Mr. Strickland continues to serve on two LSC board committees. LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid in the nation. Congress established LSC 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. With an annual appropriation of $465 million, LSC distributes more than 94 percent of its total funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in all 50 states 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 as an officer 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
  • 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
  • LSC Leaders Council, Member
  • Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Former President
  • Cobb and American Bar Associations
  • Board to Determine the Fitness of Bar Applicants, Former Member
  • State Ethics Commission, Former Chairman
  • Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections, Former Member
  • Georgia Republican Party, Current Member of State Committee and 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


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review (5.0 out of 5)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2023
  • Daily Report Lifetime Achievement Award, 2020
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005-2021
  • 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

Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution


  • Emory University School of Law, LLB
  • Vanderbilt University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


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