Frank E. Brown


Of Counsel

Location: Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-228-7000
Direct Dial:  813-204-2842
Fax: 813-273-0091
Email: Email Me



Frank Brown graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, earning a B.A. cum laude in 1983.  He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1983.

Frank joined Bush Graziano Rice & Hearing in 2023, bringing 35 years of labor and employment law experience to the firm.  He is a veteran litigator, with a wealth of experience in civil rights and election law, complex unemployment claims, discrimination and ERISA fiduciary duty and withdrawal liability claims.

Frank is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He was named to the Florida Super Lawyers List from 2004-2010, and in 2020 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.

Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment
ERISA and Employee Benefits
ERISA Litigation
Appellate and Trial Support
Election Law

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, 2020
  • Elected Fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2013, 2024
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2004-2010
  • Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” 2004-2007, 2015
  • Chambers USA 2004-2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association