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John Franklin, III


John Franklin, III


Shareholder - Litigation


John Franklin is a shareholder of the firm and is a trial attorney whose career spans more than 37 years. He is an experienced litigator with an extensive state and federal practice covering all aspects of litigation including mediation, and almost every field of insurance defense with primary concentration in Professional Liability and Construction Law. Over the course of his career, he has defended hospitals, physicians, nurses, long-term care facilities, architects, engineers, contractors, lawyers, and accountants. He has tried numerous cases to both judges and juries. His litigation practice involves primarily the fields of Professional Liability, Construction Law, Contract Disputes, Intellectual Property, and defense of Fair Housing and Americans with Disabilities Act litigation. He is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers,The Best Lawyers in America, Virginia Business Legal Elite, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.



• Hampden-Sydney College, B.S., 1967
• University of Richmond, J.D., 1973. Phi Delta Phi
• Associate Editor, University of Richmond Law Review


• Commonwealth of Virginia, 1973
• U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 1979
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1979

Professional Memberships:

• Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
• Virginia Bar Association
• Virginia State Bar
• Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
• Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
• Defense Research Institute


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555 E. Main Street
Suite 1300
P.O. Box 3490
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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