Prior to joining Mintz Levin in 1991, Frank had been a prominent figure in the Massachusetts legal and political communities for nearly 40 years. Frank also serves as vice chairman of Arbella Insurance Group.
Frank was first elected to public office in 1962 as lieutenant governor. He later served as attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1987. By eliminating part-time assistants and implementing a merit-based hiring system, he turned the attorney general's office into a model for national and local prosecutors alike. He established a reputation as a well-respected trial lawyer at virtually every level of the state and federal judicial systems.
In 1981, the 54-member National Association of Attorneys General unanimously voted to award Frank the prestigious Louis C. Wyman Award as the most outstanding attorney general in the United States. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he has received numerous honors and awards for public service and has also received honorary law degrees from the New England School of Law and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
In 1992, the Social Law Library created the Francis X. Bellotti Endowment for Special Acquisitions in his honor. In 2001, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) created the Francis X. Bellotti Award to be presented annually to a member of the Society of Attorneys General Emeriti (SAGE) who has served NAAG and worked to further its vision and mission. In 2012, the District Court of East Norfolk, located in Quincy, Massachusetts, was renamed the Francis X. Bellotti Courthouse, in his honor. In 2013, Frank received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Attorneys General, in recognition of his lifelong service and commitment to the attorneys general community.
• Francis X. Bellotti Named 2013 Insurance Professional of the Year, (09.20.2013)
• Francis X. Bellotti and R. Robert Popeo Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly List of Influential Judges and Lawyers of the Past 35 Years, (10.01.2007)
Recognitions & Awards
•President's Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association of Attorneys General
•Louis C. Wyman Award, National Association of Attorneys General
•William O. Douglas First Amendment Freedom Award, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
•Distinguished Service Award, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
•St. Thomas More Award, Boston College Law School (2010)
•Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: named as one of the most influential lawyers of the past 25 years (2007)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
American College of Trial Lawyers
• Past chairman (3 years), Consumer Protection Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General
• Past president (July 1984 - July 1985), National Association of Attorneys General