Frank H. Reynolds - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Frank H. Reynolds

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001

Frank Reynolds joined Foster Swift in 2009 as a shareholder in the firm’s General Litigation Group. His practice focuses on State and Federal criminal defense and professional licensing. He has successfully defended many high profile cases in Ingham County and throughout Michigan.  Through his career he has tried more than 250 cases - everything from a simple misdemeanor to the capital offense murder.

Frank's passion is teaching and developing young professionals.  With his success comes many opportunities to speak and teach. He has presented and lectured across Michigan to educational, charitable, and professional legal organizations, high school classes, community college and college classes, and he has served in adjunct professorships at both area law schools, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.

In recognition of his contributions to the practice of law and his commitment to ensuring high standards of practice, Mr. Reynolds has received numerous awards and recognitions, including leadership positions in the local and state bar associations, numerous selections as Special Prosecutor, appointments to boards and inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and appointment by former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, William H. Rehnquist, to the Magistrate Judge Education Advisory Committee of the Federal Judicial Center. Frank served on the Judicial Qualifications Committee of the State Bar of Michigan. He formerly chaired the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness and is a life member Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Reynolds received his law degree from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, and holds a Master of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.

He is admitted to practice in Michigan and in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Additional Information

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Experience Representative Matters
  • Successfully achieved a declination to authorize the death penalty by the U.S. Attorney General. 
  • Acquittals in numerous criminal jury trials.
  • Negotiation of major pleas in numerous state and federal criminal cases.
Michigan State UniversityBA 1971Michigan State UniversityMA 1975Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolJ.D. 1978

Office Location

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Lansing Metro Area
Frank H. Reynolds has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Criminal Defense: General Practice (Criminal Investigations, Death Penalty, Drug Offenses, DWI Defense, Juvenile Criminal Defense, Sex Abuse, State and Federal, Vehicular Manslaughter, Violent and Nonviolent Crimes)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Civil and Criminal, Federal, Fraud, Government Investigations, Patriot Act, State, Violent and Nonviolent Crimes)
Family Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Matters, Litigation)

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male