Frank Strickland is an election and general practice lawyer. Among other cases, together with his late law partner Anne Lewis, Mr. Strickland was counsel in two redistricting cases decided in favor of their clients by the Supreme Court of the United States. He is currently involved in numerous pending election and voting rights cases. Mr. Strickland served as a member and chairman of the State Ethics Commission, now known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, and eleven years as a member of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. In addition to his election practice, Mr. Strickland serves as a court-appointed receiver, special master, and mediator in commercial litigation matters.


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.


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, 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 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


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


LSC Leaders Council, Member


Atlanta Bar Association, Former President


Cobb and American Bar Associations


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


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review (5.0 out of 5)


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2022


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