Joel L. Frank

Chairman / Managing Partner

  • Litigation
  • Attorney Discipline / Ethical Matters
  • Election Law

Joel L. Frank, Chairman, Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chairman of Lamb McErlane PC, concentrates his practice in commercial and civil litigation in state and federal courts, election law as well as attorney discipline and judicial discipline and ethical matters.

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.  Prior to joining Lamb McErlane, Joel was a partner at a large Center City Philadelphia law firm.

Joel is very integrated in the community. He serves as Chair of the National Board of Directors for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and is on the Board of Directors of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Zoo). He is a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. Mr. Frank is General Counsel for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and is a Board Director of Mid-Penn Bank, and its parent company Mid-Penn Bancorp, Inc. Joel was the longtime Solicitor for the Republican Committee of Chester County. He for years has served as the Solicitor for the Chester County Police Chiefs Association. Joel was recognized by the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America as the 2018 Distinguished Citizen of the Year and most recently as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Managing Partner Influencers of Law.


  • 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
  • Philadelphia Zoo, Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, Commissioner
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Mid-Penn Bancorp, Inc. / Mid-Penn Bank, Board of Directors
  • Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, Board of Directors, Chairman (2013-2015)
  • Chester County Police Chiefs Association, Solicitor
  • Philadelphia Zoo, Nominating & Governance Committee
  • West Chester University President’s Corporate Advisory Board
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Senior Leadership Council
  • 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
  • Republican Committee of Chester County, Solicitor [Former]
  • Merit Selection Panel for the Reappointment of US Magistrate Judges [Former]
  • 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]


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