Frank A. Whelan, Esq.
SENIOR TRIAL COUNSEL
Received Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University Law School.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Insurance Defense, Labor Law, High Exposure Construction Accidents, Premises Liability and Catastrophic Injury Cases.
Frank A. Whelan has been a litigator and trial attorney his entire career. He has tried over one hundred cases to verdict in both criminal and civil matters.
Mr. Whelan developed and honed his trial skills as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, NY. He was a Major Offense Bureau Senior Assistant for serious felony offenses. He was responsible for Homicide, Rape, Robbery and Assault prosecutions including media covered and pattern criminal activities. Mr. Whelan functioned as a Supervisor Assistant directing police investigations and authorizing homicide and major felony offense arrests. He was also entrusted with the training and mentoring of junior Assistants District Attorneys.
Following his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Whelan transitioned to Civil practice as a lead trial attorney for a well-known insurance company with a national presence. He administered major exposure cases for both liability and damages issues in State and Federal Courts. Mr. Whelan served as the managing attorney for the Long Island trial division for the company. In that role, in addition to his continued handling of multi-million-dollar exposure cases, he supervised the performance of the legal staff and continued his mentoring and training of the attorneys in the office regarding trial techniques and strategies. Mr. Whelan also lectured and counseled multiple insurance companies on topics that included trial advocacy, coverage issues and exposure potentials for a wide variety of claims. His area of specialty was, and remains, New York Labor Law construction site accidents, complex automobile injury cases and premises liability/security matters.
Mr. Whelan was partner and co-founder of a boutique litigation firm where he operated as the head of the Criminal Defense division as well as being the lead trial counsel for all cases managed by the firm. The firm existed for 15 years. Additionally, Mr. Whelan headed the Appellate work for the firm as to both State and Federal matters. The firm’s cases include plaintiff personal injury litigations related to automobile accident, premises liability, medical malpractice and employment discrimination and Labor Law disputes in New York State and Federal venues.
Mr. Whelan brings his extensive litigation experience to Connick McNamee PLLC as a Senior Trial Counsel, primarily for the defense of companies sued for alleged worker injuries alleged to have occurred on active construction sites.