Frank Friedman is chairman of the Woods Rogers Appellate team. His practice focuses on appeals in both state and federal courts. He has handled a broad spectrum of appeals ranging from personal injury, property rights, and labor and employment, to criminal, domestic, tax, products liability, and malpractice.
Frank recently finished his term as chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA). He has served previously as the chair of the Board of Governors of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar and chair of the Board of Editors of The Journal of Civil Litigation.
He is a member of the VBA’s Boyd Graves Conference and serves on the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center’s board as past president. Frank is a frequent speaker on appellate topics including brief writing, oral argument, and waiver. Frank has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia by Super Lawyers magazine since 2013.
His appellate work is also recognized in rankings by Best Lawyers in America. He has been named to Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite list. Frank is a 2014 Fellow of the Roanoke Law Foundation and was named to the 2015 class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
He is a past President of Roanoke’s Temple Emanuel and has served previously on the boards of Total Action for Progress and the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank.