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Lawyer , association executive

Michael Franck, German, American lawyer, association executive. Bar: New York 1958, Michigan 1970.


Franck, Michael was born on October 6, 1932 in Berlin. Came to the United States, 1941, naturalized, 1950. Son of Wolf and Marga (Oppenheimer) Franck.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1954. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1958.


Trial counsel Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Brooklyn, 1958-1960. Chief litigator committee on grievances Association of Bar of City of New York, 1960-1970. Consultant special committee on disciplinary procedures, board governance Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1969-1972.

Special counsel Philadelphia Court Common Pleas, 1970-1973. Executive director State Bar Michigan, Lansing, 1970-1994. Member Commission on Uniform State Laws, 1975-1994, Michigan Malpractice Arbitration Advisory Committee, 1975-1994.

Member coordinating council on lawyer competence Conference Chief Justices, 1981-1987. Member task force on gender issues in the courts Michigan Supreme Court, 1987-1989.


  • Bar: New York 1958, Michigan 1970.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to bar journals.


With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Bar Association (reporter special commission on evaluation of disciplinary enforcement 1968-1970, commission on national coordination disciplinary enforcement 1970-1973, committee professional discipline 1973-1979, chairman 1979-1982, chairman of the section bar activities 1975-1976, delegate 1976-1978, 82-94, task force on lawyer advertising 1977,liaison to Commision on Evaluation Professional Standards 1977-1983, ALI-American Bar Association advising committee on model peer review 1978-1979, long-range planning county 1979-1981, commission on ethics and professional responsibility 1982-1983, 88-91, commission on lawyer referral and information services 1991-1994, county section on individual rights and responsiblities 1982-1987, Chairman of Commission to implement model rules of professional conduct 1983-1988, house select committee 1989-1992, ALI-American Bar Association advising committee to the practice evaluation project 1989-1991), State Bar Michigan, WomenLawyers Association, Wolverine Bar Association, Ingham County Bar Association, American Judicature Society (board directors 1988-1991), American Law Institute, Michigan Supreme Court History Society (board directors 1988-1994).


Married Carol E. Eichert, May 29, 1965. Children: Michele, Lauren, Rebecca, Jennifer.

Wolf Franck

Marga (Oppenheimer) Franck

Carol E. Eichert

Michele Franck

Lauren Franck

Rebecca Franck

Jennifer Franck