Craig Frankel is known throughout the legal profession as a principled, aggressive attorney who gets the job done. He emphasizes open and frank exchanges with every client, adversary, and the court. Mr. Frankel understands that clients want and expect candid and straight-forward advice. He also understands that he and his client’s credibility are key elements to effective advocacy. Mr. Frankel has many years of experience litigating civil disputes, including business and contract disputes, complex commercial disputes, will and trust disputes, fiduciary disputes, employment and civil rights, and civil appeals. He also is well-versed in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques, keenly aware of the appropriate methods to help his clients reach their goals. While he manages a demanding career, Mr. Frankel also stays active in the community. Mr. Frankel currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hillside Hospital, a residential and out-patient facility for severely abused or emotionally disturbed adolescents and their families. He also is a violinist with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, and he is active with his neighborhood association, political campaigns, and functions at the schools of his three children. Mr. Frankel attended the University of Georgia School of Law as a Bryant T. Castellow Scholar. He served as Executive Editor of the Georgia Law Review and as a research assistant to Deans Beaird and Brussack. He graduated cum laude and then accepted a prestigious clerkship with the Hon. John C. Godbold, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. After the judicial clerkship, Mr. Frankel joined the litigation department of Long, Aldridge & Norman in Atlanta, Georgia. In June, 1999, Mr. Frankel formed the trial practice firm of Frankel & Associates, LLC, which merged in 2005 to create Gaslowitz Frankel LLC. Mr. Frankel earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He participated in the Honors Program, served as Assistant Attorney General for the university’s honor system, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Grail Honor Society. Mr. Frankel lives in Morningside with his wife, Jana Eplan, and their three children. Email Craig at Craig's eMail
Craig Frankel is known throughout the legal profession as a principled, aggressive attorney who gets the job done.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 1986
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
    • Athens, Georgia
    • 1986
    • Honors: Bryant T. Castello Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Book Awards, Contracts, Legal Profession, Property
    • Honors: Research Assistant for Deans Beaird and Brussack
    • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Executive Editor, 1985 – 1986
    • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Editorial Board, 1984 – 1985
  • B.A. in Speech Communication
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill, NC
    • 1983
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Assistant Attorney General, Honor System
    • Honors: Honors Program Participant
    • Honors: Order of the Grail Honor Society
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    • Honors: Dean’s List

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hillside Hospital
  • Board of Trustees
  • Hands on Atlanta
  • Founding Volunteer
  • Fulton County Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Temple Sinai
  • Vice President
  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Education Chair
  • Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
  • Atlanta Jewish Committee
  • Black-Jewish Coalition
  • Morningside/Lenox Park Neighborhood Association

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Hillside Hospital
    • Board of Trustees, 1999 – Present
  • Capital Campaign Steering Committee
  • Hands on Atlanta
  • Founding Volunteer
  • Hands On Atlanta
  • Hands On Atlanta Day, Executive Committee
  • Fulton County Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Guardian for Minors in Custody Disputes
  • Temple Sinai
  • Capital Campaign Steering Committee, 2000 – Present
  • Personnel Practices Committee, 1996 – Present
  • Chair, Board of Education, 1997 – 1999
    • Board of Trustees, 1992 – 1999
    • Vice President, 1996 – 1997
  • Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
    • Violinist, 1987 – Present
  • Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
    • Violinist, 1986 – 1987
  • Orchestra Atlanta
    • Chair, Musical Director Search Committee
    • Board of Trustees, 1991 – 1996
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Black-Jewish Coalition, 1991 – Present
  • Leadership Council, 1996 – 1997