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Herbert Hoover Franks

Herbert Hoover Franks

also known as Herb Franks

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1961

  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Peggy Denise Gerkin

    I endorse this lawyer. He is driven and loves winning.


    Peggy Gerkin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Rebecca Anne Lamm

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Rebecca Lamm Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Herbert H. Franks

19333 East Grant Highway
Marengo, IL, 60152



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law196108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
HonoreeIllinois Leading Lawyer Network2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
HonoreeUnited States District Court2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
HonoreeIllinois State Bar Association2002
HonoreeIllinois Bar Foundation2002
Honaray Doctor of Human LettersForest Institite of Professional PsychologyN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentFranks, Gerkin & McKenna1961 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2001
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer1985 - 1986
McHenry County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
John Doe Vs. Employer$960,000
Mary Doe vs. Trucking CompanyRecovered $1,200,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Law & PracticeLaw Partition1960


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1960

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
To many to listManyN/A