FORT LAUDERDALE—Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently filled a vacancy on the Broward County bench when he appointed long-standing public servant Keathan Frink to the position.
Frink’s extensive resume includes working as the assistant public defender in Broward County and serving as assistant regional counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict. He was also a partner in the Ford Lauderdale office of the law firm Kelly Kronenberg, and a member of the TJ Reddick Bar Association.
Frink obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University before achieving a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 2000 and has quickly advanced through the legal ranks since. Frink is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, and the Middle and Southern Districts in Florida.
During his time with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Frink quickly gained a reputation as a fierce yet professional litigator. His areas of expertise included product liability, negligent security and wrongful death.
Judge Keathan Frink was just appoint to the Broward County bench.
While there, he met George Odom Jr. Now the acting president of the TJ Reddick Bar Association, Odom believes that Frink will make an excellent addition to the Broward County bench.
“(Frink) always has had a very cool, calm, demeanor about himself," Odom recently told the Florida Record. "He’s always been very calculating in making his decisions on what tactics to take, what defense, or strategy to use. He’s always played by the book, and been very successful in doing so.”
As a partner with Kelly Kronenberg, Frink was a model litigator. He gained the respect of his colleagues through his tireless competence and hard-work, as well as his strong moral compass; which Frink has stated he got from his father.
Odom characterized Frink as a moral example to the law community.
“He always governed himself ethically and morally," he said. "He’s never done anything mischievous or unethical to gain an advantage.”
Frink’s skills in the courtroom are matched only by his passionate devotion to the Fort Lauderdale populous. He has often expressed that lawyers are servants of the people. To properly serve the people, Frink has made sure to stay active in his community and often encourages other lawyers to do so as well.
Odom echoed this sentiment saying, “I really encourage the community to get to know him. To go down to the courthouse, visit his chambers. He is a great person, and I’m sure he is going to be a great judge. He is going to be fair, diligent, and patient with the citizens of Broward County to make sure they get the justice they deserve.”