The world of literary representation is complex, and Mr. Wheaton’s considerable experience in this genre includes managing the affairs of several notable authors. His primary areas of literary expertise include story acquisition and negotiation; contracts; public relations; and media relations.

Frank K. Wheaton, Esq., is formerly an Of Counsel member to a prestigious California law firm located in Pasadena, Newport Beach, and Palm Desert, California.  He is now affiliated with Madans & Wheaton in Century City. Mr. Wheaton also serves in an advisory capacity to several law firms across the country and he maintains a private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Wheaton’s distinguished practice primarily focuses on sports and entertainment law.

media/ entertainment 

Professional Athletes 

Mr. Wheaton enjoys a national reputation representing the career interests of professional athletes. His athletic clients include well-known sports figures and former Olympians. The focus of his representation of athletes is in contracts, product endorsements, and film/television opportunities.

representing the world of sports & entertainment

Whether representing broadcasters or producers, or being invited to appear on major broadcast programs as one of a prominent short list of media experts in America, Mr. Wheaton’s experience is unmatched. His media savvy is invaluable when organizing special events, such as the The First Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Classic, or World's Fastest Athlete, for ABC's Wide World of Sports.

experience you can trust


Through his affiliation with prestigious law firms across the country, Mr. Wheaton often consults with many lawyers and practicing professionals with expertise in the practice areas of personal injury, business litigation, and medical malpractice, Mr.Wheaton maintains an independent litigation, personal injury, civil rights and sports/entertainment private practice as well.