Frank LoMonte joined the Student Press Law Center as executive director in January 2008 after practicing law with Atlanta-based Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and clerking for federal judges on the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. At the SPLC, LoMonte teaches workshops at approximately 30 different locations every year in addition to supervising a roster of 175 volunteer attorneys who help field some 2,000 calls for pro-bono assistance every year.
Before law school, LoMonte was an investigative journalist and political columnist for daily newspapers in Florida and Georgia. LoMonte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review. His articles about the First Amendment and media-law topics have been widely published in Slate, Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the American University Law Review, the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, and in many other outlets. He teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia, where he was the first Otis Brumby Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law in 2014.