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Frank Powers is a managing partner at the Harris, Powers & Cunningham law firm. Frank has been licensed to practice in Arizona since 1990. Frank is also one of a select number of Arizona attorneys who has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Frank dedicates his law practice to representing people who have been wrongfully injured and people who have lost loved ones due to the wrongful conduct of others.

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Arizona State University in 1986. In 1990, Frank graduated cum laude from John Marshall Law School in Chicago Illinois. While at John Marshall Law School, Frank served as an Executive Editor of the Law Review. Frank also had two articles relating to injury claims selected for publication in John Marshall's Law Review Journal. Frank's over 28 years of trial experience in Arizona has gained him recognition by his peers as a premier trial lawyer. Frank has been given an AV Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Top Lawyer rating by AVVO. Frank has also been selected by his peers to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Frank is a member of several professional trial associations and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a professional organization recognizing accomplishments of lawyers winning multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Frank has also been a presenter at seminars and has served as faculty for the State Bar of Arizona's Trial College. Frank has also been active in several other professional and civic organizations, including volunteering as a Pro-Tem Judge, volunteering as a Big Brother and volunteering as a little league baseball coach.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Serious Personal Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Executive Editor, The John Marshall Law Review, Order of John Marshall, 1989
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1986
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Modified Contributory Fault and Strict Products Liability: Illinois’ Silent Disposal of Misuse and Assumption of Risk Turns Back the Evolution, 23 J. Marshall L. Rev. 247, 1990
  • Dralle v. Ruder: Did The Decision Close The Book On Recovery For Society and Companionship In Illinois Or Just Turn The Page? 22 J. Marshall L. Rev. 721, 1989

Representative Cases

  • In Re Chard, 180 Ariz. 1, 881 P.2d 333, 1994
  • Catrone v. Miles, 215 Ariz 446, 160 P.3d 1204 (App.), 2007
  • Franklin v. Clemett, 240 Ariz. 587, 382 P.3d 802 (App.), 2006
  • Orosco v. Maricopa Cty Special Health Care Dist. 241 Ariz. 529, 390 P.3d 375 (App.), 2017

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0 Top Attorney Rating
  • AV Top Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Member, 2002 to Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Arizona Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2003 to 2008
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

REAL RESULTS

$3,234,253
Wrongful death of young mother due to delay in diagnosis…
$9,750,000
Failure to diagnose and treat infant resulting in permanent injuries to infant.
$5,875,000
Wrongful death of young mother with 2 minor children due to multiple…
$5,000,000
Head-on collision with drunk driver resulting in brain injury…
$4,250,000
Permanent injuries to adult male in hospital after guidewire left…
$3,234,253
Wrongful death of young mother due to delay in diagnosis…
$9,750,000
Failure to diagnose and treat infant resulting in permanent injuries to infant.
"Ethical & Professional"
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I was impressed when we first met you, as I still am today, with how ethical and professional you are. I know we were very fortunate to have you representing us. I also want to thank your staff for all they have done. Please pass on our appreciation to anyone that had anything to do with our case. – LA
"Best Attorney Ever!"
I want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf in settling our legal claim concerning my dad’s death. We’re grateful that we finally prevailed and are relieved to put it behind us now. But as gratifying as that has been, what remains with me the most is my deep gratitude for your compassionate..” – GG
"Your Reputation Got Us The Favorable Settlement Amount"
I never had any doubts that we were in the best legal hands. I’m convinced that your reputation got us the favorable settlement amount that we agreed on. – BA
"I Feel So Lucky To Have Found You"
I was dreading having to go through a legal battle along with trying to get well and feel well. I feel so lucky to have found you. I know you were doing your job, but I want you to know how much I appreciated your kindness and compassion. You really helped me through a difficult time in my life. – GP
"Incredible Work!"
It has been very hard for me to go through such a difficult time without my parents here. My dad would be so pleased and supportive of the incredible work you are doing for me. I know he is smiling and my mom is grateful. Thank you. – MK
"Ethical & Professional"
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I was impressed when we first met you, as I still am today, with how ethical and professional you are. I know we were very fortunate to have you representing us. I also want to thank your staff for all they have done. Please pass on our appreciation to anyone that had anything to do with our case. – LA
"Best Attorney Ever!"
I want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf in settling our legal claim concerning my dad’s death. We’re grateful that we finally prevailed and are relieved to put it behind us now. But as gratifying as that has been, what remains with me the most is my deep gratitude for your compassionate..” – GG