Francis Rapp

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Areas of practice

Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., Duquesne University

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Frank is a trial lawyer with emphasis on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, construction law, and personal injury.

A graduate of Duquesne University, Frank earned his J.D. in 1982 and was the Executive Managing Editor of Law Review in 1981-1982. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, American Association for Justice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.

Frank has volunteered as a child advocate and was one of the original Career Mentors with the CLAAY Program at Oliver High School. He was also an advisor to the high school’s mock trial program, which went to the State Finals in 2004.

Frank is a past board member of The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the present Vice Chair of the Board of ACH Clear Pathways, which provides low cost visual and performing arts programs to urban at-risk youth, and is a former President of the St. Thomas More Society.

Frank was also an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University’s School of Law, teaching trial advocacy. He resides in New Kensington, Pennsylvania and is an active member of his parish community.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Former Board Member
  • Board of ACH Clear Pathways, Vice Chair
  • St. Thomas More Society, Former President
  • J.D. Duquesne University School of Law, 1982 – cum laude
  • B.A. Duquesne University, 1979