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. He regularly represents clients in mediation and arbitration in Connecticut and other states.
In 2018, Monte ran for Lieutenant Governor. Monte is a past president of both the Connecticut Bar Association 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. He has served as an attorney trial referee, factfinder and arbitrator for the Judicial District of Danbury since 2000.
Monte appears regularly 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, co-authoring 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 is a contributor. 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.
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 leads Team 26 on the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington (2013-2017).
Connecticut Bar Association - past president; chair, COVID-19 Task Force Federal and State Judicial Subcommittee; co-chair, COVID-19 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
New England Bar Association - past president
American Bar Foundation Fellow
American Counsel Association
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
Honors & Recognitions
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
Listed in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009-2017 in the area of Commercial Litigation
Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list since 2010 in the areas of Business Litigation, State, Local & Municipal Litigation, and Employment & Labor Litigation
Listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2013 for his work in the area of Business Litigation
Named as a "Labor and Employment Star - Northeast"by Benchmark Litigation (2017-present) in the area of Labor and Employment
New Leaders of the Law Award for Overall Achievement Fairfield County, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2003
News & Insights
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- “THAT'S NOT FAIR!” How Soto v. Bushmaster Changed the Interpretation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act to Permit Claims by Parties Whom the Defendant Has Never Met11.22.2019
- Connecticut Supreme Court vastly expands the scope of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (“CUTPA”)03.15.2019
Bar and Court Admissions
- 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