Frank concentrates his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice, general injury cases, civil rights and class actions. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1992 from the State University of New York at Albany where he also played rugby. Frank then attended St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, New York, during the evening while working as an investigator for the State of New York, then in a program with the New York City Corporation Counsel that allowed law students to work as attorneys, and then AIG Insurance Company as a litigation claims adjuster. Frank obtained his law degree in 1998, was admitted to the New York State bar in 1999 and eventually all four Federal district court bars for New York as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He began his legal career in the Manhattan office of a law school professor representing injury victims before moving on to a large firm representing corporations in product liability injury litigation. He then relocated to Massachusetts where he took that bar exam as well as the Rhode Island bar exam and was admitted to the state and federal bars of Massachusetts in 2002, followed by the Rhode Island bar in 2003. Frank continued with injury related litigation there, particularly maritime cases involving accidents at sea, until he relocated to Central New York in 2006. He worked for the litigation firm of O’Hara, O’Connell & Ciotoli representing victims of medical malpractice, police negligence, wrongful labor and employment practices and general injury victims. Frank has been appointed class counsel in several class action cases and recently achieved a $4,000,000 settlement of a New York Labor Law class action against a large nationwide employer. He is currently serving as class counsel in Roach v. T.L. Cannon, et. al., Hicks vs. T.L. Cannon, et. al. and Griffin v. Aldi, Inc. for FLSA and New York Labor Law violations. In all, Frank has recovered almost $14,000,000 for his clients over the past eight years.

Frank lives in Fayetteville with his wife and five children. He is active in the Fayetteville-Manlius community with coaching soccer and basketball. He has served on the boards of FEAT of Central New York and Enable, Inc., now known as Access CNY. He also remains active with the University at Albany rugby alumni.

Email: fgattuso@greenereid.com

 

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