Frank L. Eppes

Admitted to South Carolina Bar, 1986; United States District Court, District of South Carolina, and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987; New York State Bar 1988; U.S. District Courts Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1989; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1994; North Carolina Bar, 1998


University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor 1986
Honors: Order of the Coif. Member, Wig and Robe Society. First Honor Graduate, 1986; South Carolina Law Review, Member and Research Editor

Washington & Lee University, B.A. in Politics, 1983
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Omicron Delta Kappa

Practice Areas:

Business and Commercial Litigation, Civil and Criminal Appeals, Serious Personal Injury, White-Collar Crime, including Securities Violations, Criminal Defense

Professional Background:

Formerly Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert F. Chapman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Frank was previouslyassociated with the New York firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton from 1987-1996. Frank is a member of the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates. He is also on the Board of Governors of The South Carolina Association for Justice, and he is co-chair of the SCTLA Appellate Practice Committee.


Born - Greenville, SC, November 10, 1960.

Frank is a third-generation lawyer, following his grandfather, a gentleman farmer and trial attorney, and his late father, a much beloved state Circuit Court Judge and a 1986 Democratic candidate for Governor. At 6-feet 10-inches tall, Frank is hard to miss in a crowd and had the highest career field-goal percentage in the history of the Washington & Lee University Basketball Team. While he doesn’t run the floor the way he used to, he still makes more shots than he misses, at least to hear him tell it. He also possesses an extensive array of collectibles purchased from some of the finest flea markets and yard sales in the area.