FRANK CICERO JR.
Frank Cicero is a trial and appellate lawyer. He has tried and argued a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in courts at all levels in the United States as well as in international arbitrations and litigations. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including The American College of Trial Lawyers and the Società di Studi Valdesi.
Frank’s accomplishments and cases he has tried have been discussed in various publications including Who’s Who in America; The Best Lawyers in America; Superwreck, by Rudolph Chelminski, William Morrow & Co., Inc.; The Man Who Beat Clout City, by Robert McClory, Swallow Press, Inc.; L’Affaire Amoco, by Yvon Rochard, Editions ArMen; and Le procès de l’Amoco Cadiz, by Alphonse Arzel, Édilarge S.A.–Éditions Ouest-France.
Frank holds a J.D. Degree from the University of Chicago, a Masters degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University, and a B.A. from Wheaton College (Illinois). He is a senior partner with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, based in Chicago, Illinois.
View a short presentation by Frank Cicero of his “Relative Strangers” on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyqo9MIbwuk
The website for Relative Strangers is www.relativestrangersbook.com
About the book:
RELATIVE STRANGERS: SCALABRINIANS MEET WALDENSIANS IN CHICAGO
Frank Cicero’s four Italian grandparents arrived in Chicago in 1904. They lived for thirty years less than two blocks apart in one of Chicago’s largest Italian neighborhoods. His father’s family were Sicilian Catholics, who worshipped at the Scalabrinian staffed Santa Maria Addolorata Roman Catholic Church. His mother’s parents were Waldensians from Piedmont, Protestants who promptly joined the First Italian Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Their paths never crossed until the author’s parents met, fell in love, and wed secretly over the opposition of both families. The author and his siblings were raised in the faith of the longest-surviving Protestant reform church as well as in the unique warmth of their Sicilian Catholic relations.