Frank Coulom has over 30 years of experience in litigation, and he has tried numerous cases to verdict, final judgment, or final arbitration decision. He represents clients in a range of industries, from healthcare to construction to manufacturing. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group.
Frank has broad experience extricating clients from expensive and complicated commercial litigation. His practice includes insurance and reinsurance, employment, and complex civil litigation. His employment litigation experience includes trying matters dealing with prevailing wage, disability, age and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, breach of employee contract, wrongful termination, fidelity claims, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) pension litigation. He has also argued before the Second Circuit on labor and employment issues. Frank’s civil litigation practice has a particular emphasis on civil rights and commercial contract disputes. During his career, he has been involved in leading cases in numerous additional areas, such as business torts and intellectual property issues.
Frank has achieved positive results for clients, such as successfully defending property damage claims arising out of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He has obtained numerous favorable verdicts for his clients, including for a business owner who was accused of sexual harassment. He secured the dismissal of $96 million in claims against the State of Connecticut in a class action brought by state employees.
Because of his extensive trial experience, Frank serves as legal counsel to the firm. He also regularly represents lawyers in matters of legal ethics and professional negligence, and frequently lectures on legal ethics and professional responsibility.
He is the coauthor of a book on discovery practice as well as the coauthor of a book on products liability published by West Publishing Company. Since 2006, Frank has been selected for inclusion on the Connecticut/New England Super Lawyers® list in the area of Business Litigation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Commercial Litigation since 2016.
He served for several years on the faculty of the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute, sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Connecticut Bar Association, instructing other lawyers how to be better trial advocates. Frank served for two years as law clerk to Judge Alfred L. Luongo, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.