Henry I Frohsin

A veteran federal prosecutor and former First Assistant United States Attorney, Henry is well known for having taken on myriad brave, complex, and high-profile federal criminal prosecutions, including ground-breaking Ku Klux Klan and civil rights prosecutions in the early days of the Civil Rights Act.  As Chief of the Civil Division for the United States Attorney’s Office, he was engaged to represent virtually every agency of the federal government during his 15 year tenure.  With over 40 years of trial experience in both the public and private sectors and as the former head of litigation for one of Birmingham’s most respected old firms – Berkowitz Lefkovitz Isom & Kushner – Henry provides important insight and advice to Frohsin Barger & Walthall’s team.

A former municipal judge, Henry is also a respected mediator whose experience behind the bench and exhaustive experience as a trial lawyer offers hum a unique perspective for valuing and mediating cases. Past Chairman of the Birmingham Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, Henry spends much of his time volunteering to steer major disaster relief efforts ad advance the ongoing mission of the American Red Cross.  He also serves as General Counsel to Camp Smile-A-Mile, a camp for children oncology patients.

Alabama, 1967

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Claims Court


  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1967
  • University of Alabama, B.S. Commerce and Business Administration, 1966


Co-Author – “The Axion Case: How a Rare Defense Victory May Shape the Future Of Arms Export Control Act Prosecutions and Defense Trial Strategies,” BNA White Collar Crime Report, Bureau of National Affairs (2008) (with James F. Barger Jr.)

Presenter – “Government Investigations and Corporations: Three Recent Developments,” Federal Bar Association’s 34th Annual Government Acquisition Symposium (November 2006) (with James F. Barger Jr.)

  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, 2008 – present (Criminal Defense; White Collar)
  • Former Assistant U. S. Attorney – Northern District of Alabama, 1970-1985
  • Former First Assistant U. S. Attorney, 1976-1985
  • Former Alabama State Bar delegate to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Former Municipal Judge – City of Mountain Brook, Alabama
  • Board Member – University of Alabama Law School Foundation
  • Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow – Alabama Law Foundation
  • Member – Panel of Neutrals of the United States District Court, Northern Alabama
  • Member – American and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • Executive Board Member – Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Member – Leadership Birmingham
  • Former President – Birmingham Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Former Chairman – U.S. District Court, Northern District, Speedy Trial Committee
  • General Counsel – Camp Smile-A-Mile (a children’s oncology camp)
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. 1967-1969
  • U.S. Army, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 1968-1969
  • U.S. Army, HQS SUPDIST Hessen, Frankfurt, Germany, 1968-1969
  • U.S. Army Commendation Medal

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