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Richard Frankel

Following law school, Mr. Frankel worked with legendary trial attorney Dick Miller for 12 years. Richard worked on the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Mr. Frankel has obtained multimillion-dollar recoveries for numerous individuals who have suffered personal injuries.

He has handled over a dozen appeals in the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court and has won all but one.

For the past 15 years Richard has been a partner in the law firm Hackerman & Frankel that specialized in representing victims of fraud, with major cases in California, New York, Colorado and Texas.

Mr. Frankel represented several hundred former patients of the country’s 2nd largest hospital chain who were locked in psychiatric hospitals without cause to capture their insurance money. The case settled for approximately $100 million.

Mr. Frankel worked with Russ Reiner and his firm representing hundreds of patients who underwent unnecessary heart surgeries against Tenet, the 2nd largest owner of hospitals in the United States, and doctors who performed the surgeries. The heart fraud litigation was featured on 60 minutes narrated by Ed Bradley. After 5 years of litigation they recovered approximately $200 million for their clients.

Mr. Frankel has been named a Texas Super Lawyer multiple times and has the highest Martindale Hubbell rating.

Mr. Frankel has been married to Elaine, a psychotherapist, for 25 years. They have one child Ryan, who is a first-year law student at the University of Texas.

Academic Credentials

  •  Bachelor of Arts, with honors, University of Texas, 1980
  • Juris Doctorate, Order of the Coif, University of Texas, 1983


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S.District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S.District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association


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Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP is a nationally recognized law firm located in Redding, California. The firm has achieved a peer-reviewed listing as Pre-Eminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell. Two of our lawyers have been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers. Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP has won over 98 percent of the cases that have gone to trial.


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