Practice areas

Successful, long-lasting relationships don’t happen by chance. At Franklin Legal Group, they’re the result of talent. Hard work. Trust. Chemistry. A genuine passion for the law-and how it affects you. We’re well known and respected for our work in complex litigation, products liability, premises liability, insurance, contracts, construction defect, white collar crime, and other, general liability matters. But that is by no means all we do. No matter what the practice area, you can be sure your issue will receive our intense focus, experience, and sensitivity.

Our attorneys serve or have served local, regional, national and international clients; Fortune 500 corporations; private corporations; and non-profits in a variety of matters.

» Appellate advocacy

Our clients have as much riding on their appeals as they did at the trial level, perhaps even more.  Experience shows that appeals often have further reaching implications than merely resolving the case.  Our team has represented clients with this in mind in federal and state appellate courts.  Our appellate work includes cases growing out of our original trial representations. [more +]

» Commercial contracts

Commercial contracts are the fundamental basis upon which any business develops and grows. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences for your business. Whether the agreements relevant to your business concern the procurement or the supply of goods, technology, information or services, or your business processes such as licensing, distribution, agency and resale, you will need legal advisers who understand your commercial imperatives and can deliver results efficiently and cost-effectively based on market knowledge and experience.

» Commercial premises liability

We have a long history of successfully representing a diverse group of property owners and occupiers, lessees and management companies, including hotel chains, food and drug retailers, grocery stores, bars and restaurants, hospitals, apartment complexes, day care centers, and commercial lessors and occupiers of shopping centers, in lawsuits arising out of incidents occurring on real property. Our success in the courtroom affords us the necessary experience to serve our clients in all manner of premises issues. [more +]

» Data protection

Data protection is of fundamental importance to the insurance sector. Its status as a regulatory priority has never been higher. Public awareness of data protection rights is at an all time high and GDPR’s stringent obligations and enhanced rights are already being tested.

» Insurance | Reinsurance

Our team members represent insurers and their insureds in a variety of matters, ranging from coverage opinions and analyses to all types of litigation.  We defend and prosecute litigation involving coverage, claims handling procedures, insurance fraud, bad faith, and liability matters.  We routinely prepare coverage opinions, reservations of rights analyses, and assist with responding to Civil Remedy Notices as required by the state Office of Insurance Regulation.  We also work closely with insurers after major natural disasters. [more +]

» Litigation services

Litigation is a core practice area, and we are seasoned trial lawyers, not simply book lawyers.  Every attorney in our firm prosecutes and defends cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, before arbitration panels, and in administrative actions.  Our team members are highly skilled and well-prepared to litigate cases. [more +]

» Professional liability

Careers, reputations, and public confidence are challenged when liability claims are brought against professionals. Our team is prepared to respond to these challenges by carefully advising clients on pre-litigation matters where early assessment and analysis of claims can be crucial in protecting the reputation and career of a professional. However, when a difficult claim goes into suit, our team works together with our client and their principal to effectively and vigorously defending the client. Working closely with our clients, we create a strong defense that is effectively integrated with the unique facts presented in the litigation. This is accomplished, in large part, by an immersion into the technical issues and related law. We then integrate this knowledge with the complex issues to present credible scientific defenses for our clients.

» Products liability

Our team members have litigated cases involving a wide range of products.  Their responsibilities have included roles at the local, regional, and national levels. We have managed the activities of local counsel in individual cases and in the mass tort context.  We also have worked with national counsel on regional and local matters. Our product liability practice group is built on understanding our clients products .

» Significant Responsibilities

We have relevant and substantive experience serving as national coordinating counsel in multi-state litigation for a product manufacturer, and have worked as regional counsel in conjunction with national counsel, corporations, and insurers.

» Technology

Technology shapes our society and the way we do business like nothing else. So it should come as no surprise that technology sectors are rapidly evolving, as customers and clients demand cutting-edge products.  The rules and techniques presents new challenges and often catch the unwary by surprise. So, we take care to understand your technology; and draw from our experience of acting on technology projects and working with our clients.