Frank J. Cardis is a 1989 graduate of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. He received his law degree from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1997. Frank was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After many years of practice in greater-Cincinnati, Ohio, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Covington, Kentucky, Frank moved to Central Arkansas to be closer to family.Frank is admitted to practice law in the States of Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Southern District of Ohio, and Eastern District of Kentucky.
He is a current or past member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Arkansas State Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Indiana Public Defender Council, Indiana State Bar Association, Dearborn-Ohio County, Indiana Bar Association (Past President), Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Northern Kentucky Bar Association.
Frank’s primary practice areas are juvenile delinquency and criminal defense. Over the course of his career, Frank has handled a variety of legal matters including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, adoptions, child abuse and neglect, civil litigation, appeals, personal injury, and bankruptcy.
In May, 2015, Frank was certified as a Juvenile Training Immersion Program Trainer by the National Juvenile Defender Center.
He is the only JTIP certified trainer in Arkansas. Additionally, Frank has been a lecturer or faculty member at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana, Inc. and the Indiana Public Defender Council in the areas of Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Juvenile Delinquency Defense, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence.
During his career, Frank has served on committees related to state-wide juvenile delinquency reform, community corrections, and access to justice/civil legal pro bono initiatives.
He has also served as a board member for literacy programs and a community service ministry.
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