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Taylor English Partner Frank Strickland Honored by the Daily Report with 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Frank Strickland has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Daily Report’s 2020 Legal Awards. The Lifetime Achievement award honors attorneys who have left a lasting mark on the Georgia legal community. With nominations for this year’s awards up 15%, Strickland was among 13 other honorees in the category. A full list of this year’s Legal Awards winners may be viewed here, and the awards will be detailed in full in a special section of the Daily Report in August.

“Frank has set an example for not only the firm, but the legal community for over 50 years,” said Joe English, a founding partner of Taylor English. “This is a well-deserved honor and further shows his leadership among his peers. We are thankful for Frank and his commitment to the firm and legal profession, and congratulate him on this great achievement.”

At Taylor English, Strickland serves as a court-appointed special master and receiver in commercial litigation matters and is a certified mediator. His practice includes assisting clients with interests in legislative and public policy matters, for which he has appeared before legislative and congressional committees and has represented public officers and candidates before the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. Strickland served as an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law teaching a course in election law. He is a former president of the Atlanta Bar Association.

With more than 40 years of experience in the field of higher education, Strickland has represented educational institutions on accreditation matters; federal funding; discipline of faculty, staff and students; tenure; state licensing boards; athletics; board governance; and various types of financing. He has acted as special counsel to foundations located at numerous institutions of the University System of Georgia in connection with financing of student housing and related facilities.

President George W. Bush nominated Strickland as a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington, DC based Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 90% of its funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices. After Senate confirmation, Strickland was elected Chairman of the Board of LSC and served in that position from April 2003 until April 2010. He presently serves on two LSC board committees.

By appointment of Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal, from 2003 to 2016 Strickland served on the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which reviews candidates for judicial appointments throughout the State of Georgia. Strickland also served in the United States Coast Guard and is a retired Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

Strickland earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from Emory University.


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