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Frances A. Rosinski

Assistant General Counsel
fax +1 313.309.6963

Frances A. Rosinski defends attorney grievance matters and provides 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 provides 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.


J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1987, Awarded Research Fellowship to the University of Warwick School of Law in Warwick, England
B.A., Albion College, Albion, Michigan, 1983


National Organization of Bar Counsel, Special Service Recognition 2017


Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)

Detroit Bar Association (DBA)

DBA, Inns of Court Master: 2012 to Present

DBA, Inns of Court Organizing Committee: 2015-2016

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, NOBC Program, Faculty 2011

National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC): 1997 – Present

NOBC Program Committee: 2009 to 2016

NOBC Semi-Annual Conference Program Editor: 2012 to 2016

NOBC Conference, Program Presenter: 2010, 2011, and 2015

State Bar Michigan Character & Fitness District H Committee Member: 2012-2016

American Bar Association, Program Presenter: May 2012

Facilitative Mediator, Supreme Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Approved

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit