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 currently licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts in Colorado, and formerly in Massachusetts. Since 1994 he has had a trial and business practice addressing a wide range of civil issues for individuals and small businesses.
He is also Senior Instructor in Forensic Psychiatry, and Faculty Associate at the Center for Bioethics and the Humanities, at the University of Colorado Denver, and legal counsel to the Mental Health Center of Denver.
He is one of the founders of the Clinical Ethics Consultancy, an organization that trains hospital medical ethics committees around Colorado.
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.
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Hisae Tsurumi works as a Nurse Practitioner in a hospital setting. She has collaborated with Casey Frank since 2006. She is a Denver native who has lived and studied extensively in Japan and South America. She earned a BA from the University of Colorado, and an MS from Vanderbilt University.
She and her husband enjoy hiking with their dogs.
Casey's Qualifications and Memberships
Senior Instructor, UC Forensic Fellowship Program (2006-2017)
Legal Counsel, Mental Health Center of Denver (2016-2017)
Health Law Column Co-Editor, The Colorado Lawyer (2006 - 2017)
Faculty Associate, UC Center for Bioethics and the Humanities (2004 - 2017)
Board Member, Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (2016 – 2017)
Admitted to practice in the Courts of Colorado (1991 - 2017)
Admitted to practice in the Courts of Massachusetts (1991 to 2013)
Colorado Bar Association (1991 - 2017)
Denver Bar Association (1991 - 2017)
Admitted to practice in the U.S. Colorado District Court (1993 - 2017)
Admitted to practice in the U.S. Colorado Bankruptcy Court (1993 - 2017)
BV Peer Review Rating, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubble (2005 to present)
Medical Ethics Committee and Consult Service, UCDHSC, Denver (1999 - 2017)
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)
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)
CPR Instructor, Red Cross Certification, Rochester NY (1986)
Tax Advantaged Securities, Series 22 License, Nat. Assoc. Securities Dealers (1985)
Associate Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Rochester NY (1984)