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Frank E. Quirk

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  • Education

    The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, JD, 1958

    Ohio State University, BS, 1957

Biography

Currently Of Counsel, Frank has been a member of Brouse McDowell since 1961 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1989 to 1998.

After taking of Counsel status with the firm, Frank served as Director of the Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron School of law for ten years until 2015. The Center regularly presents programs on topical ethics and professionalism issues for members of the bench and bar at the invitation of bar associations and other interested sponsors. The Miller-Becker Center also co-sponsors an annual program on the disciplinary process in Ohio for the benefit of lawyers involved in lawyer discipline activities.

Also during that time, he undertook frequent expert engagements on legal ethics, lawyer malpractice and discipline matters, as a consultant or as a testifying expert.

Frank is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Biography

    Currently Of Counsel, Frank has been a member of Brouse McDowell since 1961 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1989 to 1998.

    After taking of Counsel status with the firm, Frank served as Director of the Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron School of law for ten years until 2015. The Center regularly presents programs on topical ethics and professionalism issues for members of the bench and bar at the invitation of bar associations and other interested sponsors. The Miller-Becker Center also co-sponsors an annual program on the disciplinary process in Ohio for the benefit of lawyers involved in lawyer discipline activities.

    Also during that time, he undertook frequent expert engagements on legal ethics, lawyer malpractice and discipline matters, as a consultant or as a testifying expert.

    Frank is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Downtown Akron Partnership, Emeritus Board Member, 2017
    • Supreme Court Task Force on the Ohio Disciplinary Process, Member, 2008, 2009
    • Downtown Akron Partnership, Chair, 1996-2000
    • Akron Bar Association Foundation, President, 1990, 1991
    • Akron Bar Association, Member, President, 1983, 1984
    • Akron City Club, President, 1980, 1981
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American Golf Classic, President of the Board of Governors
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Articles & Presentations
    • "Lawyer Ethics for the 21st Century," Ohio Lawyer (Jan/Feb 2013)
  • Distinctions
    • Recipient of the Sir Thomas More Award in recognition of outstanding personal integrity, professional excellence and community service — 2017
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in General Practice — 2013
    • Recipient of the Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism from the Ohio State Bar Association — 2013
    • Recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Akron Bar Association — 2011