Frank Natale

Managing Attorney
Baltimore Office
  • Frank Natale is the Managing Attorney of Slater Slater Schulman’s Baltimore Office with over 30 years of experience in private and public practice. He primarily represents survivors of sexual abuse and clients involved in personal injury litigation.

    Frank is a passionate advocate for under-served communities and survivors of trauma. As a seasoned trial attorney, he understands the complexities of the law and how to empower survivors through advocacy. His empathic approach ensures his clients feel heard and supported while he pursues justice on their behalf.

    Frank’s advocacy efforts are highly regarded among his peers and industry leaders, and he’s often sought out for his mentoring abilities and proficient trial techniques. Throughout his career, he’s secured several landmark results in cases of first impression (Lykins v. WCAB), instituted advocacy efforts expanding access to service-connected disabilities for veterans, and prevailed in cases that required local governments to adopt policies addressing inequities toward individuals with limited English Proficiency. Additionally, Frank founded a veterans legal program that embedded lawyers at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, DC.

    Prior to the firm, Frank was a trial attorney for a plaintiffs firm in Maryland, serving as first chair trial counsel on personal injury trials for six years. Frank previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office in PA, where he handled cases involving homicide by vehicle, arson, and aggravated assault. After that, he opened a boutique law firm focused on complex litigation involving medical malpractice, personal injury, and employment matters, successfully representing clients for over 10 years.

    In addition to private practice, Frank served six years in legal services. In 2012, he served as an Assistant Director of Advocacy for Income Security for Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. Frank directed and oversaw the firm’s litigation in multiple areas and provided training courses for legal advocates and attorneys across 13 offices on basic and advanced litigation techniques. He then became the first Director of Litigation and Advocacy of Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where he managed the firm’s litigation and systemic advocacy efforts. Additionally, Frank served as an advisor to the Language Access Task Force, Workers Rights Task Force, Public Benefits Task Force, Veterans Work Group, and Human Rights Work Group.

    Frank received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law. Frank joined Slater Slater Schulman in October 2023 and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.

    Outside of the firm, Frank volunteers to teach soccer to kids in the city of Baltimore for an organization named Volo, in addition to helping to maintain the community baseball fields. He also assists the Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley in Youngstown, Ohio, in acquiring grants by writing grant proposals and acquiring charitable donations.


    • Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia State Courts
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Juris Doctor Degree – The University of Dayton School of Law
    • B.A. in Political Science – The University of Pittsburgh
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