Joel L. Frank

Managing Partner

  • Litigation
  • Attorney Discipline / Ethical Matters
  • Election Law
  • Personal Injury

Joel L. Frank, Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chairman of Lamb McErlane PC, concentrates his practice in commercial and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for general litigation every year starting in 2005, which is an annual recognition obtained by only 5% of Pennsylvania’s attorneys.  Joel provides counseling to a number of corporate clients and often serves as an arbitrator and mediator. His practice also includes election law, as well as attorney and judicial discipline and ethical matters. Prior to joining Lamb McErlane, Joel was a partner at a large Center City Philadelphia law firm.

In 2017, Joel was named General Counsel to the Republican Party of Pennsylvania (PA GOP), having served as the long-time Solicitor for the Republican Committee of Chester County. He is also Solicitor for the Chester County Police Chiefs Association.

Joel, after being nominated by Governor Corbett and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, became the Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission which regulates boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing and professional wrestling in the Commonwealth, where he continues to serve as a Commissioner.

Joel recently completed his term as the Chairman of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry.  In 2016 he became Chair of the Board of Directors for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national charitable non-profit organization dedicated to fighting and finding a cure for pediatric cancer after serving on the Board for several years.


  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Florida


  • Widener University School of Law, JD (cum laude) – Law Review, Note and Comment Editor (1986)
  • University of Delaware, BA – Criminal Justice (1983)


  • Republican Party of Pennsylvania, General Counsel
  • Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, Commissioner
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Chairman, Board of Directors
  • First Priority Financial Corp., Board of Directors
  • Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, Board of Directors, Chairman (2013-2015)
  • Republican Committee of Chester County, Solicitor
  • Chester County Police Chiefs Association, Solicitor
  • Philadelphia Zoo, Stakeholder Engagement Committee
  • West Chester University President’s Corporate Advisory Board
  • Chester County Community Network Inc., Solicitor
  • Lincoln Club of the Republican Committee of Chester County
  • Chairman’s Club of the Republican Committee of Chester County
  • Merit Selection Panel for the Reappointment of US Magistrate Judges
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors [Former]
  • Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority, Board of Directors [Former]
  • Chester County Bar Association and Bar Foundation, Board of Directors [Former]
  • Support Center for Child Advocates [Former]
  • Beth Chaim Reform Congregation Board of Directors [Former]
  • West Chester and Chester County Youth Sports Leagues Coach [Former]

AV Rated

Named Main Line Today Top Lawyer 2013

Named Main Line Today Top Lawyer 2016

Interviewed on Executive Leaders Radio 2016

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