It is with great regret we announce the passing of Jeffrey R Frank.

The San Diego Superior Court has appointed a Practice Administrator, Attorney Bryce Willett, to wrap up Mr Frank’s law practice. If you are a current client, please call the office so that Mr. Willet can discuss your case with you. View Bryce’s Introduction to Clients | View Court Order

Jeffrey R. Frank – CORONADO

jfrank-profileJeffrey R. Frank, 62, passed away on October 14, 2015 after a sudden illness, surrounded by loving family and friends.

A long time resident of Coronado, he is survived by his daughter, Jessica and grandson, Nicholas; sister, Shawn, brother-in-law Martin; nephews, Benjamin and Alex; brother, Richard, sister-in-law Miriam; nephews, Adam and Sam; long-time love, Quy Nguyen, and her sister, Ann and their families; best friend and brother-in-arms, Rick Burgess and daughter, Victoria; cherished friends, Jacquel and Stan Prelgovisk; his long time paralegal, Julie Schwartz and devoted law office staff; legal associates, Robert Anderson and Richard Bartells; his predeceased dog, Zoe; former wife, Sharon McGill; and his many lifelong friends at Cafe 1134, whom he viewed as extended family and who affectionately referred to him as godfather.

Jeff was born in NYC, the beloved son of the late Nina Frank and William Smith. He attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts and
specialized in jazz clarinet and tenor saxophone. Determined to become a professional jazz musician from a young age, he re-evaluated his career plans upon careful reflection of the life of penury that such a choice would likely entail. He subsequently embarked upon an academic journey that would see him graduate from Hofstra University and the California Western School of Law.Following graduation from law school, Jeff was commissioned as a second lieutenant in theĀ  United States Marine Corps and served six years as a Marine JAG Officer. He later rose to the rank of Major in the Marine Corps Reserve while building a successful personal injury law practice in San Diego. Jeff was widely regarded for his honesty and sense of justice throughout his
30-year legal career.

His family and many Coronado friends, will greatly miss his wit, his stories and his company. We know Jeff and Zoe will always be with us at his favorite table at 1134.

Friends are welcome to attend his memorial service at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive in San Diego, on Monday, October 26 at 9:30 in the morning.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Oct. 25, 2015