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J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1997

B.A., The Ohio State University, 1994

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  • State of Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District, Northern District of Ohio, 1998
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I work to solve problems for my clients in a cost-effective and practical manner advocating with zealousness and compassion.

The majority of Franklin's practice focuses upon the firm's unique probate court and trust litigation group which deals primarily with litigation involving wills, trusts, guardianship, conservatorship, powers of attorney, and living wills. In addition, Franklin defends professional liability litigation with a focus upon lawyer negligence.

Franklin serves on the Jewish Community Federation's (JCF) Professional Advisory Council steering committee, which assists JCF members with continuing education on charitable gift planning.  

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as a Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

2016-2017 Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section
-Vice-Chair of CMBA’s 2016 and 2017 Hot Topics for Estate Planners Seminar

Ohio State Bar Foundation

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

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