Frank Howard is a senior associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Frank primarily practices family and matrimonial law. He represents Western New York parents, spouses and other parties in cases involving divorce, child support, child custody, child visitation, property rights, spousal support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, adoption, domestic violence issues and post-divorce issues such as modification and enforcement.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Frank spent nearly two decades in private practice representing clients in family court on issues of divorce, separation, domestic violence, and child custody agreements. Over the course of his practice, Frank has gained vast experience in handling complicated and financially complex divorces and separations.
In his practice, Frank has helped many clients navigate through the financial complexity of equitable distribution. He has helped numerous clients categorize their assets and understand the process of how those assets will be divided in a divorce. Frank also has experience with the no fault divorce process, and has helped many clients procure this type of divorce. Frank is well-versed in drafting and helping clients enforce various types of agreements, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and those related to spousal support.
Frank also works with domestic violence initiatives, and for the past 16 years, he has volunteered his time, pro bono, to handle divorce, separation and child custody disputes for women who have been physically and/or emotionally abused. Frank’s pro bono work and his commitment to providing equal justice earned him the William E. McKnight Award. This award recognizes an attorney for their exemplary legal work for the indigent population.
Frank’s previous experience also includes a general practice of law, including criminal defense, civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, and trust and estates.
Frank obtained his Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also studied for a year at New York Law School. He was invited to the Law Review at both institutions. Additionally, Frank was student intern for both U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts. He previously received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology from Dartmouth College.
Frank is also the director of the White Lotus Buddhist Center in Rochester, NY, whose mission is to preserve Tibetan culture, and to educate the American public about Tibet. He also is on the Advisory Board of the Hickey Center for Interfaith Study and Dialogue at Nazareth College and was previously on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, N.Y.
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