Frances A. RosinskiFrances Rosinski Clark Hill
Frances A. Rosinski
Assistant General Counsel
Frances A. Rosinski focuses on the defense of attorney grievance matters and risk management consulting as Senior Counsel in Clark Hill's Litigation and Professional Ethics & Risk Management Practice Groups. She also serves in Clark Hill's Office of General Counsel, facilitating the evaluation and assessment of conflicts for the firm.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Frances was Senior Associate Counsel at the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission where she practiced exclusively in legal ethics and professional responsibility. For 20 years, she was responsible for investigating and prosecuting allegations of attorney misconduct. During her tenure at the Commission, Frances was an active member of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) Program Committee on which she served as program editor of the organization’s programming. She also served as a faculty member in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) litigation program specially designed for the NOBC. Through her practice at the Commission and her work with the NOBC, Frances became highly experienced in reviewing law office management practices and policies, all of which impact the assessment of ethical violations and attorney disciplinary matters.
At Clark Hill, Frances is using her background and experience to provide attorneys with legal counsel and representation in professional liability and attorney grievance matters as well as representation in reinstatement petitions, and character and fitness proceedings. She also offers ethics consulting to small and mid-sized law firms to improve efficiency and mitigate the risk of ethical violations.
Frances is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, a Character and Fitness panel member with Michigan’s Board of Law Examiners, and a Supreme Court Administrative Office (SCAO)-trained facilitative mediator. Active in the Detroit Bar Association, she participates as a master in its Inns of Court. Frances is a member of the Michigan State Bar and admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of Michigan. Frances was presenter at the National Organization of Bar Counsel National Conference; she was part of the mock trial as lead counsel for the defense.
Frances is a graduate of Albion College and Wayne State University Law School, where she was awarded a research fellowship to the University of Warwick School of Law in Warwick, England.