Attorney & Counselor


Casey Frank

Casey Frank was born in Buffalo, New York, schooled by the Jesuits, lived for years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, and worked as a carpenter for 19 years. He received a BA in American Studies from the State University of New York (1988), a JD from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston (1991), and a Master in Public Health from the University of Colorado (2012).

He is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts in Colorado. He was also licensed in Massachusetts until 2013. He moved to Denver in 1991, and since 1994 has had a trial and business practice addressing a wide range of civil issues for individuals and small businesses.

He is also a Senior Instructor in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine. He has been a consultant for many years on the University of Colorado Hospital medical ethics committee.

He one of the founders of the Clinical Ethics Consultancy, an organization that trains hospital medical ethics committees around Colorado.

He was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the Life Quality Institute, an organization devoted to palliative care education.

He is the co-editor of the Health Law Column in “The Colorado Lawyer,” the State Bar journal. He writes and lectures frequently on how to integrate law and ethics in support of the clinical practice of medicine. He calls the approach “Lawthics."

When not working, Casey likes crosswording, hiking, bicycling, and playing with children.

Click here for portraits of Casey from a child's point of view.

Hisae Tsurumi

Hisae Tsurumi has collaborated with Casey Frank since 2006. She is a Denver native and has lived and studied extensively in Japan and South America. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with degrees in philosophy and political science, and is currently training in the nurse practitioner program at Vanderbilt University. She and her husband enjoy hiking with their two labs.

Casey's Qualifications and Memberships

Admitted to practice in the Courts of Colorado (1991 to present)

Admitted to practice in the Courts of Massachusetts (1991 to 2013)

Colorado Bar Association (1991 to present)

Denver Bar Association (1991 to present)

Admitted to practice in the U.S. Colorado District Court (1993 to present)

Admitted to practice in the U.S. Colorado Bankruptcy Court (1993 to present)

Health Law Column Co-Editor, The Colorado Lawyer (2006 to present)

BV Peer Review Rating, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubble (2005 to present)

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), Glenview, Illinois (2002 to present)

Medical Ethics Committee and Consult Service, UCDHSC, Denver (1999 to present)

Health Law Section Executive Council of the CBA, Denver (2006 - 2007)

Mini Medical School, Certificate of Completion (November 1, 2000)

Medical Ethics Committee, Mercy Medical Center, Denver (1994 - 1995)

Genetics Roundtable, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Denver (1994 - 1995)

CBA Committee for the Problems of the Elderly, Denver (1994 - 1995)

Urban Design Committee, LODO District, Inc., Denver (1994 - 1995)

EPA Certified Tester, Radon Measurement Program, Denver (1994 - 1995)

Conservation Easement Program, Historic Denver Inc., Denver (1993 - 1995)

Preservation Committee, Historic Denver Inc., Denver (1993 - 1995)

Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston (1991 - 1994)

American Bar Association, Chicago Illinois (1991 - 1994)

Law & Technology Committee, CBA, Denver (1992 - 1993)

CPR Instructor, Red Cross Certification, Rochester (1986)

Series 22 Certification License (Tax Advantaged Securities), N.A.S.D. (1985)

Associate Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Rochester (1984)