Representative Cases

Frank Beltran serves as lead counsel, co-counsel or legal expert in matters involving legal malpractice cases and fiduciary litigation. Legal malpractice cases, fiduciary litigation and legal expert engagements often involve underlying matters that may include estate litigation, probate, wills, trusts, contracts, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death.

Recent Cases

Legal Malpractice case in which Frank serves as co-counsel regarding

$210,000,000 Purchase Sale Agreement

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Fiduciary Litigation case in which Frank serves as lead counsel regarding

$26,000,000 Limited Liability Corporation Conflict of Interest

Fiduciary Litigation cases in which Frank serves as Legal Expert involving damages in excess of

$60,000,000 for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice for the misappropriation of client assets in an estate and trust matter

$10,000,000
for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice for unreasonably excessive fees in a real estate matter

$5,000,000
for bad faith due to failure to settle, breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice in a personal injury matter

$1,000,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, conflicts of interest and legal malpractice in an estate matter

Settlements, Verdicts and Orders

Below is a sampling of cases in which Frank was lead counsel or co-counsel.

$4,200,000 Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

$3,288,083 Breach of Express Contract

$3,000,000
Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

$2,250,000 Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

$1,155,640 Breach of Fiduciary Duty of Lawyer as Escrow Agent

$1,099,000 Personal Injury

$1,049,750 Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Reported Cases

Plaintiffs and Defense
  • In re Richbourg, 295 Ga. 356, 759 S.E.2d 865 (2014) (lead counsel) The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that indefinite suspension was adequate penalty for attorney’s misconduct and not disbarment.
  • Life Care Centers of America v. Smith, 298 Ga. App. 739, 681 S.E.2d 182 (2009) (special counsel) The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of Defendant’s Motion to Disqualify Plaintiff Counsel.
  • City of Atlanta v. WH Smith Airport Services, Inc., 290 Ga. App. 206, 659 S.E.2d 426 (2008) (co-counsel) The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed that the lessee of airport retail space was entitled to rent abatement due to security measure related to drop in business, and affirmed its seven-figure verdict.
  • Both v. Frantz, 278 Ga. App. 556, 629 S.E.2d 427 (2006) (expert) The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld opinion that evidence existed that there were breaches of fiduciary duties arising both out of the attorney-client relationship and also out of the relationships as executor under the will and trust.
  • Mays v. Askin, 262 Ga. App, 417, 585 S.E.2d 735 (2003) (expert) The Georgia Court of Appeals in a fraud and legal malpractice case reversed the trial court and upheld opinion that evidence existed to support the attorney-client and fiduciary relationship and further found that evidence existed as to defendant’s misrepresentations and on the issue of fraud.
  • Crosby v. Kendall, 247 Ga. App. 843, 545 S.E.2d 385 (2001) (expert) The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld opinion that the defendant violated his fiduciary duty as an escrow agent.
  • Dyer v. Souther, 272 Ga. 263, 528 S.E.2d 242 (2000) (lead counsel) The Georgia Supreme Court reversed the trial court in a will contest and held that the evidence was sufficient to submit the issue of undue influence to the jury.
  • Kennestone Hospital, Inc. v. Hopson, 273 Ga. 145, 538 S.E.2d 742 (2000) (lead counsel) The Georgia Supreme Court upheld counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty, among others.
  • Tante v. Herring, 264 Ga. 694, 453 S.E.2d 686 (1994) (lead counsel) The Georgia Supreme Court upheld claims for breach of fiduciary duty.

Reported Cases available for download in PDF format PDF downloads

In re Richbourg
Life Care Centers of America v. Smith
City of Atlanta v. WH Smith Airport Services, Inc.
Both v. Frantz
Mays v. Askin
Crosby v. Kendall
Dyer v. Souther
Kennestone Hospital, Inc. v. Hopson
Tante v. Herring

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