Teaching Interests: Evidence, Federal Courts, Pretrial Litigation, Torts and Trial Practice
Education: J.D. The University of Texas School of Law, 2005; University of Houston (cum laude).
Background: Demetria D. Frank joined the Memphis faculty in 2013. Professor Frank attended the
University of Texas School of Law and prior to law teaching, was a toxic tort attorney
where she represented injured plaintiffs in products liability lawsuits. She has also
served as an Associate Judge for the City of Dallas and the City of Houston. Frank's
scholarship interests are in the areas of civil litigation, products liability and
civil court access.
Publications: The Medical Device Federal Preemption Trilogy: Salvaging Due Process for Injured Patients. 35 S. Ill.U. L.J. 453 (2011).
Prior Experience: University of Wyoming College of Law, Assistant Professor of Law (2011-2013), Brent
Coon & Associates, PC, Litigation Manager (2009-2011); The City of Dallas, Associate Municipal Court Judge, Assistant City Attorney (2007-2009); Waters & Kraus,
LLP, Associate (2005-2007)
Admitted: State Bar of Texas
Phone: (901) 678-4948