Frank Emmerich’s emphasis on early strategic development of a case and experience in implementing it in the courtroom is sought by large companies, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and individuals facing complex commercial concerns. Clients consistently choose Frank for his ability to quickly assess the merits of a case and the resources needed, giving the client an opportunity to realistically decide its objectives. While many litigators are limited from the lack of consistent actual courtroom experience, Frank’s clients benefit from Frank’s extensive trial experience putting him multiple times a year in protracted trials.

 

Many of Frank’s clients rely on his judgment and skills in their moment of immediate business survival. He has developed an extensive injunction practice. Whether it is protecting a constitutionally protected business practice, enjoining protesters, protecting architectural plans, managing restrictive covenants, halting an aggressive takeover of a privately held company, or protecting a $1 billion trade secret of a Fortune 100 company, Frank’s clients know he can rapidly present their interests, putting together a complex puzzle without extensive discovery, or any discovery at all.

 

In more traditional commercial litigation, Frank is sought for his intuitive vision in either finding an opportunity for early resolution, or crafting and implementing a theme for a protracted trial. Many litigators have the reputation of relying on a playbook, but Frank understands that clients shouldn’t be thought of as an extension of their lawyer’s last client—which is why he tailors a thoughtful, creative solution suited for each client’s unique business priorities and legal interests.

 

Frank became a partner at Conrad O’Brien in 2004, and served eight years as part of its executive leadership team.

Education

Temple University School of Law Academy of Advocacy

 

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1995

  • Editor in Chief, Law Review

Cabrini College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992

Clerkship

The Honorable Edwin M. Kosik of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (1995–1997)

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

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"Frank balances attention to detail with an understanding of a cost-effective approach. He provides thorough but balanced representation."

"Frank is a real professional. I’m glad he’s our attorney in Philadelphia. I put him on a pedestal, right at the top of 40 law firms I deal with."

Life Beyond the Office

Frank is proud about his involvement away from the firm. He serves on Cabrini University's Board of Trustees where he is vice chairperson of the board. He and his wife are also involved in their church.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Fellow, Academy of Advocacy of Temple University Law School
  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2010–present) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Named “Pennsylvania Lawyer on the Fast Track,” The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly (2008)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board of Trustees (2009–present), Vice Chairperson (2013–present), Executive Committee (2010–present), Audit, Risk & Legal Compliance Chairperson (2010–2013), Cabrini College
  • Conrad O’Brien Executive Leadership Committee (2007–2015)
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Glenside, Pennsylvania
  • Lawyers Club
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Publications

  • Injunctive Relief a Sensible Result in Defamation Cases,” The Legal Intelligencer, December 27, 2016.

  • “Engineering the Litigation Process,” Engineering Times (March 2004).

  • “Employee Terminated/Cause of Action Dismissed: The ADA Provides No Haven For Employees Hypersusceptible to Genetic Illness,” Journal of Individual Employment Rights 4, no. 3 (January 1995).

  • “The Supreme Court Strengthens the Discretionary Powers of the District Courts in Admitting Expert Scientific Testimony: Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,” Widener Journal of Public Law 3, 1051 (1994).