Frank Coulom is a retired partner of the firm. For many years prior to his retirement, Frank served as legal counsel to the firm. He frequently lectures on legal ethics and professional responsibility, and serves as an expert witness in matters involving questions of legal ethics, legal malpractice, and professional misconduct. He also provides confidential consulting services to law firms on sensitive professional responsibility matters. He previously served as a member of the Grievance Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and is a past chair of the Ethics Committee of the Hartford County Bar Association.
In addition to serving as General Counsel, Frank had an active litigation practice for over 30 years. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, final judgment, or final arbitration decision. He has represented clients in a range of industries including healthcare, insurance, construction, and manufacturing. His trial experience also includes successfully representing employers in ERISA and Title VII litigation. His deep trial experience is an important part of his service as a practical advisor in counseling clients on matters of professional responsibility.
During his career, he has also been involved in leading cases in numerous additional areas, such as business torts and intellectual property issues.
Frank has achieved positive results for clients, such as successfully defending property damage claims arising out of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He has obtained numerous favorable verdicts for his clients, including for a business owner who was accused of sexual harassment. He secured the dismissal of $96 million in claims against the State of Connecticut in a class action brought by state employees.
He is the coauthor of a book on discovery practice as well as the coauthor of a book on products liability published by West Publishing Company. From 2006 to 2020, Frank has been selected for inclusion in the Connecticut/New England Super Lawyers® list. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Commercial Litigation since 2016. He also served for several years on the faculty of the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute, sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Connecticut Bar Association, instructing other lawyers how to be better trial advocates.
Frank served for two years as law clerk to Judge Alfred L. Luongo, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.