Monte E. Frank is the co-chair of Pullman & Comley’s Litigation practice. He represents business and municipal clients in the state and federal courts in Connecticut and before administrative agencies on a wide range of matters, using his thirty years of experience to help clients resolve problems as effectively and efficiently as possible. He regularly represents clients in complex and sophisticated litigation and construction matters, including mediation and arbitration in Connecticut and other states.

Monte is an advocate for democracy reform, working to improve our elections, and bring accountability to government. He serves on the America Bar Association’s Advisory Commission to the Task Force on Democracy by presidential appointment.  He also brings a wealth of knowledge to gun violence issues. He serves as a Special Advisor to ABA’s Committee on Gun Violence, and chairs its policy subcommittee.  He has successfully presented many resolutions to the House of Delegates, and has worked on amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court.  For many years, he appeared on television, radio and in newspapers for his work on violence prevention, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, WCBS, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He has written numerous op-ed pieces on gun violence, co­authoring many with United States Senators and members of Congress that have been published by Connecticut, national and international media outlets, including The Guardian and The Hill, where he was a contributor. He has also authored numerous op-ed pieces on election reforms in the Hartford Courant and the New Haven Register.  Monte has lectured at Cornell Law School and has sat on many panels at the Connecticut Legal Conference, the University of Connecticut School of Law, Quinnipiac Law School and The National Council of Bar Presidents.

Monte is an active member of the legal community; serving in leadership roles at both the state and national level.  Monte is a past president of both the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and the New England Bar Association. He previously served as president-elect and vice-president of the CBA. He represents Connecticut in the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. In 2018, Monte ran for Lieutenant Governor.

An avid cyclist, Monte competes on the road and in mountain bike and cyclocross races throughout the Northeast and Canada. He represented the United States at the 2013 and 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel and has won six medals, including four silver medals and two bronze medals. He founded and led Team 26 on the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington (2013-2019).  


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  • Professional Affiliations

    Governor Lamont's Ranked-Choice Voting Working Group - Vice Chair

    Connecticut Bar Association - past president; Federal Judiciary Committee - chair; past co-chair, COVID-19 Task Force and its Federal and State Judicial Subcommittee; Policing Task Force; past chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; past chair (2014-2016), Legislative Policy and Review Committee; past chair (2015-2016), Council of Bar Presidents; Board of Governors; House of Delegates

    American Bar Association - House of Delegates; Standing Committee on Gun Violence, chair of Policy Subcommittee;  Advisory Commission to the Task Force for American Democracy  

    New England Bar Association - past president

    American Bar Foundation Fellow

    Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellow

    Federal Bar Council - Second Circuit Courts Committee

    Greater Danbury Bar Association - past president

    Judicial District of Danbury - attorney trial referee, factfinder and arbitrator, 2000 - 2018

    National Conference of Bar Presidents - Executive Council and Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    State of Connecticut Supreme Court - Commission on Judicial Compensation

    Community Involvement

    Connecticut Voters First – Advisory Board

    Forward Leadership Circle 

    Serve America Movement (SAM)

    Connecting Through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, Their Children, and Caregivers (CLICC) – Board of Directors

    Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) – Board of Directors

    Team 26 - founder

    Honors & Recognitions

    Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list since 2010 in the areas of Business Litigation.  Also selected in the areas of State, Local & Municipal Litigation, and Employment & Labor Litigation for multiple years since 2010

    Listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2013 for his work in the area of Business Litigation and Commercial Litigation for 2023 and 2024

    Named as a “Litigation Star” and "Labor and Employment Star - Northeast" by Benchmark Litigation (2017-present) in the areas of Labor and Employment and Litigation

    Listed in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009-2017 in the area of Commercial Litigation

    Named a Moffly Media Top Lawyer in Fairfield County, 2021 and 2023 - Civil Law and Litigation 

    The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus - 2021 Honoree

    Danbury Bar Association 2013 Pro Bono Award - recognized for pro bono representation of several families deeply affected by the tragedy in Newtown and of an individual in connection with the 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund

    New Leaders of the Law Award for Overall Achievement Fairfield County, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2003

    News & Insights

    Speaking Engagements


    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


    Cornell Law School, J.D., 1993

    Cornell University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990

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