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Carolyn J. Frank

Carolyn Frank is a partner in the Roseville office of Cota Cole & Huber LLP, where she focuses on civil litigation. Ms. Frank represents public agencies in matters that pertain to civil rights, labor and employment, municipal taxation, and public safety issues, among others.

Ms. Frank was a principal member of the successful trial team from Cota Cole & Huber that defended a civil action brought by a former Deputy Sheriff against the County of Madera.  In another County of Madera case, Ms. Frank second-chaired a multi-week jury trial to a defense verdict where a Sheriff’s Sergeant alleged gender discrimination against the County. Ms.Frank has been one of the primary team members that successfully handled, on behalf of the County, significant multiple actions between the County of San Joaquin and the City of Stockton relating to Emergency Medical Services, including emergency dispatch and advanced life support issues. Ms. Frank also has appellate success, having effectively represented the Madera County Assessor before the Fifth Appellate District against a multi-billion dollar corporation in a property tax dispute.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000, Ms. Frank pursued her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she graduated first in her class in 2006. During law school, Ms. Frank was a member of the McGeorge Law Review staff. Ms. Frank was also a member of the award-winning Mock Trial Competition Team. In addition, Ms. Frank was awarded Witkin awards for earning the highest grade in several of her courses, including Property, Torts, Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law, Business Associations, Evidence, Wills & Trusts, Remedies, Judicial Arbitration, Election Law, and Issues in Government Lawyering. Ms. Frank was also awarded the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, which is given to the graduating senior that the faculty determines made the greatest overall contribution to the law school.

While in law school, Ms. Frank clerked for the Honorable Justice Kathleen Butz at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. While there, Ms. Frank gained experience in both civil and criminal appeals. Additionally, Ms. Frank clerked at the Pacific Justice Institute where she worked with nonprofit organizations on maintaining their tax exempt status and worked to defend students alleging First Amendment rights violations. After graduation, Ms. Frank clerked for the Honorable Garland E. Burrell, Jr. in the Eastern District Court of California. During her clerkship, she gained experience in a wide range of civil litigation cases.

Bar Admissions:

California Bar: 2006
United States District Court, Eastern District of California

 

Carolyn J. Frank

Partner

cfrank@cotalawfirm.com
916.780.9009 Office
916.780.9050 Fax
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