Robert W. Frank

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Robert Frank, senior trial lawyer, joined Neil Dymott in 1980. He has been a shareholder in the law firm since 1988. Mr. Frank specializes in civil litigation defense trial work and administrative licensing hearings for various types of healthcare professionals, with an emphasis on medical, dental, chiropractic and nursing specialties. He also handles a variety of other general civil litigation including, professional liability, medical malpractice and administrative licensing matters as well as medical staff privilege issues. Since joining Neil Dymott, Mr. Frank has tried over 60 cases to jury verdict in State and Federal Courts and has handled over 100 healthcare professional licensing matters, including numerous successful trials and appeals of those cases. He served as a Board member, President and Vice President of the San Diego Defense Lawyers from 1993 to 1997 and is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Frank is past director of the San Diego County Barristers Club and currently is a faculty member of the San Diego Inn of Court College of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Frank was named one of San Diego's Top Attorneys in Insurance Law by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2006 and 2011 and has been selected as one of San Diego's Super Lawyers by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine since 2007. In 2008, he was selected as on of San Diego's "Top 50" Super Lawyers. Since 2009, he has been named by his peers as one of San Diego's Top Lawyers in San Diego Magazine and has been named annually by his peers since 2008 as among the Best Lawyers of America® for Professional and Malpractice Law.

The San Diego Superior Court has appointed Mr. Frank as an arbitrator in civil cases and he has served as a private mediator and arbitrator in other civil cases. Aside from practicing law, he is an avid surfer, enjoys golf and spending time with his children and friends

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Areas of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Elder Abuse Law
  • Products Liability
  • General Liability
  • Public Entity Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Professional Licensing
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical-Legal Law
  • Medication Errors
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Physicians Risk Management
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Psychology Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1980, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Law School Attended

Hastings College of the Law, University of California

University Attended

San Diego State University

Associations & Memberships

San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California; American Board of Trial Advocate; Defense Research Institute

Contact Information


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Office Information
Robert W. Frank
 1010 Second Avenue, Suite 2500,
San Diego, CA 92101


Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler APLC (San Diego, California)

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