Overview

Monte E. Frank is in the vice 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).

Contact Info

  • Bridgeport
    850 Main Street
    P.O. Box 7006
    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Bar Association - past president; 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 Business2009-2017 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 Commercial 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

    Bar and Court Admissions

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

    Education

    Cornell Law School, J.D., 1993

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

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