Frank W. Seiler
Frank “Sonny” Seiler, a native of Savannah, joined the firm in 1960 and has an extensive litigation practice which includes defense of personal injury claims, medical malpractice, products liability law, prosecution of serious personal injury claims, white collar criminal cases, and divorce/domestic relations matters. Seiler is well known for serving as lead defense counsel in the Jim Williams murder trials that were later made famous by their inclusion in John Berendt’s book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The publication Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, has listed Seiler since 1983. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Georgia.
Several positions of note which Seiler has held include president of the State Bar of Georgia, as well as serving on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He is a past member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Committee on Lawyer Qualifications and Conduct and has also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Seiler was named to the State Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Carter in 1973 and served on this Commission under three different governors. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a member of the American Bar and Savannah Bar Associations, as well as the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Insurance Section of the State Bar of Georgia, General Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Association of Hospital Attorneys, American Counsel Association, and Old War Horse Lawyers Club. He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
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