Frank T. Aiello received his Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1985. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988 from the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Since 1988, Mr. Aiello has practiced exclusively as a litigation attorney, and he has tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict. Over his career, he has had several multi-million dollar jury trial verdicts and several multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.
From 1988 to 1989, Mr. Aiello practiced in the area of products liability with the Kitch Law Firm, a large defense firm in Detroit. In 1989, he was recruited to join Sommers-Schwartz, a large plaintiff firm in Southfield. Mr. Aiello spent seven years at Sommers–Schwartz where he specialized in the areas of medical negligence, product liability and automobile negligence. In 1996, he was recruited to, and joined, another Southfield law firm. During that time Mr. Aiello specialized in the areas of medical negligence and automobile negligence. In 2003, Mr. Aiello established his own law firm, Ellias & Aiello, where he was the managing partner. He again specialized in the areas of medical negligence and automobile negligence. In 2007, Mr. Aiello merged his law practice with the law practice of his long-time friend, David Shea. Mr. Aiello is currently practicing commercial litigation in the areas of property damage and securities law, and tort litigation in the areas of medical negligence and automobile negligence.
Mr. Aiello has achieved an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell for both his legal ability and his ethical standards. An AV rating is the highest level of professional excellence attainable. Over his legal career, Mr. Aiello has been a part of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements for 1998, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014. Mr. Aiello is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and is a Case Evaluator for Wayne County Case Evaluation. He was also nominated and accepted as a Michigan SuperLawyer and a Michigan TopLawyer.
In his spare time, Mr. Aiello enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and reading.