Franklin is a shareholder and serves as co-chair of Reminger's Probate and Trust Litigation practice group. The majority of Franklin's practice focuses upon 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

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Best Lawyer of The Year 2021 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation

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

Community & Professional

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


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.



Speaking Engagements

  • The Role of the Probate Court Under the Ohio Trust Code
    Xenia, OH, Oct 18, 2019
  • Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice and Litigating the Case in Probate Court
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 11, 2019
  • What is a Fiduciary to Do? Evolving Roles of Fiduciaries in Family Disputes
    Columbus, OH, Sep 13, 2019
  • Issues and Trends in Fiduciary Litigation from the Perspectives of the Planner and Litigator
    Cleveland, OH, Sep 18, 2018
  • CLE Webinar, Jan 17, 2018
  • Common Issues to Be Prepared for in Probate Litigation
    Cleveland, OH, May 19, 2017
  • Ethical Challenges in Estate Administration
    Cleveland, OH, May 17, 2017
  • Fiduciary Estate and Trust Closings in Ohio
    Louisville, KY, Oct 26, 2016
  • Primer on Trust Litigation
    PNC Bank Asset Management Group - Philadelphia, PA, Aug 14, 2014
  • The Ohio Trust Code: Flexibility and Protection
    Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association Estate Planning/Elder Law CLE - Cleveland, OH, Oct 12, 2013
  • Differing Answers to Questions on Beneficiary Rights and Trustee’s Reporting
    Ohio State Bar Association Estate Planning Institute - Columbus, OH, Sep 25, 2013
  • Ohio Developments involving Federal Debt Collection Practices Act Litigation Against Creditors Attorneys
    Ohio Creditor’s Attorneys Assn. Spring Meeting - Cleveland, OH, May 8, 2013
  • Update on Federal Debt Collection Practices Act Litigation
    Ohio Creditors Attorney Association - Columbus, OH, May 3, 2013
  • Litigation in Probate Court Presentation
    Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys - Cleveland, OH, Apr 3, 2013
  • Issues of Undue Influence, Non-Judicial Tools Available to Address Exploitation and Judicial Remedies
    Annual Montefiore Foundation Professional Advisor Seminar - Cleveland, OH, Oct 25, 2012
  • Unusual Probate Jurisdiction: Creditor Bills and the Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Abuse
    Ohio Association of Magistrates Fall Meeting - Columbus, OH, Oct 10, 2012
  • Estate Planning Update- - Ethical and Professional Behavior
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assn CLE - Cleveland, OH, Sep 18, 2012
  • "Probate Proceedings and Litigation", Gilbride Continuing Legal Education
    Jun 2012
  • Surcharge Proceedings in Probate Court
    Association of Magistrates Spring Conference - Cleveland, OH, May 4, 2011
  • "Surcharge Proceedings in Probate Court", The Ohio Association of Magistrates
    Apr 2011
  • Ohio Trust Code and Current Trends in Probate and Trust Litigation - Gilbride Insurance Consultants CLE Seminar
    Independence, OH, Nov 11, 2010
  • Trends In Probate And Trust Litigation - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association CLE
    Cleveland, OH, Sep 21, 2010
  • "Ohio Trust Code: 4 Years Later", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    Sep 2010
  • "The Ohio Trust Code Three Years Later - Practical Application and Advice" (panel speaker), the Cleveland Jewish Federation Annual Charitable Tax Seminar
    Jun 2010
  • Ohio Trust Code Three Years Later- Practical Applications and Issues- Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland 38th Annual Tax Seminar.
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 3, 2010
  • "Developments in Ohio Trust Code and the Codes impact on the Elderly Client"- Cleveland Marshall College of Law Alumni Assn. CLE.
    Cleveland,OH, Mar 13, 2010
  • "Evidence for Probate Magistrates", the Ohio Association of Magistrates
    Fall 2009
  • Evidence for Probate Magistrates
    Oct 2, 2009
  • Closing the Estate, Ohio State Bar Association CLE Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Jun 11, 2009
  • "Basics of Estate Administration", Ohio State Bar Association
  • "A Probate Administration Primer" Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Elder Law Seminar
    Mar 2007
  • New Developments Affecting Estate Administration, Cleveland Marshall College of Law CLE
    Cleveland, Ohio, Mar 3, 2007
  • Legal Malpractice in the Context of Estate Planning to the Cleveland Bar Association (January 2005) and at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Elder Law Seminar
    Nov 2005
  • NBI Basic Estate Planning Techniques
    Aug 2004
  • Estate Planning an Overview to staff of Cuyahoga Community College
    May 2004



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

B.A., The Ohio State University, 1994


  • State of Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District, Northern District of Ohio, 1998
  • U.S. District, Southern District of Ohio, 2001
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