Frank Hamner  

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Frank has traveled the world in service to his country and his clients. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. His exceptional performance and academic credentials earned him a full scholarship to Auburn University. Upon graduation he was commissioned by the Navy and completed two tours in the Persian Gulf War before leaving active military service to enter law school.

After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995, Frank quickly established himself as a legal scholar and powerful litigator. He has published research in construction litigation, employment law, real estate, intellectual property and attorney malpractice. As an AV rated attorney, he has tried cases in both state and federal courts, defended numerous appeals and presented oral arguments in Florida's District Courts of Appeal and the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to launching his private practice, Frank worked for one of the largest commercial law firms in Central Florida. Today he continues his strong litigation and administrative practices and serves as retained counsel to one of the largest corporate entities in the area.


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Auburn University (1988)

  • Regimental Commander, Auburn NROTC
  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honorary
  • Phi Eta Sigma

Juris Doctorate, University of Florida College of Law (1995)

  • Trial Team, Outstanding Graduate
  • Attorney General, Student Honor Court
  • Trial Practice Teaching Fellow


  • Order of the Barrister
  • Presidential Scholar

Military Service:

  • United States Navy, (1982-1992)
  • United States Naval Reserve, (1992-2005)
  • Commander, Surface Warfare (Ret.)

Civic Affiliations:

  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Director, Central Florida Zoological Society
  • Director, Central Florida Chapter, March of Dimes
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 45
  • Junior Achievement Classroom Instructor
  • Orange County Bar Association Construction Law Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Daytona Beach Community College
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Member, Interlachen Country Club
  • Director, Lou Frey Institute on Politics and Government, University of Central Florida


  • Chapter Author, "Florida Construction Law and Practice," Rights and Liabilities of Architects and Engineers, Florida Bar CLE Manual, 4th Edition
  • “Bad Checks; Big Problems for Small Business,” The Briefs, October 1997
  • Contributing Analyst, “Plan of Action,” ABA Journal, April 1998
  • “Florida Legislative Review,” ABA Construct, Winter/Spring 2000
  • “Mall Tenants Say Owner Doesn’t Do Enough Marketing,” The Wall Street Journal, Florida Journal, September 20, 2000

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • 1998 Chairman, ABA Subcommittee on Minority Hiring Issues