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Jeffrey Alan Franklin

Energy and utilities Attorney at Reading, PA

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Jeffrey A. Franklin is a general Civil, Business, Energy and Utility, Real Estate and Technology attorney and consultant who represents clients in a way that maximizes their opportunity to achieve their business goals. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience, primarily in the areas of electric, gas, telecommunication, alternative energy and water regulation, and also has extensive experience in technology, Internet and computer law and e-discovery issues.

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Mr. Franklin is an attorney focusing on administrative law, power projects, registered securities, eminent domain, computer law, e-discovery, gaming law, and civil litigation areas before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has written and published work primarily in the areas of computer law, cybersecurity, e-discovery, gaming law, and copyright infringement. He serves as volunteer counsel for the American Radio Relay League and a Pennsylvania rails-to-trails organization.

Mr. Franklin is a graduate of Bucknell University, attended the London School of Economics and Political Science and The American University, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he also served as Executive Editor and Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce.

Mr. Franklin is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Federal District Court, in addition to the several Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), vice-chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Committee; Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Gaming Law, Utility, and Technology Sections and Committees; and various other ABA and PBA committees; the Berks County Bar Association where he serves as Treasurer and Chairman of the Technology Committee and Past Chairman of Law Practice Management Section; Energy Bar Association (EBA); Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA); the International Association of Gaming Attorneys - International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA); Computer Law Association (CLA) - International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw); IEEE Computer Society; Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP); and Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry Technology Committee. Mr. Franklin has been peer review rated "Very High" for legal ability and ethical standards.  He has also been named to Best Lawyers In America.

Licensed for 32 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Prince Law Offices,P.C.
42 South Fifth St.
Reading, PA, 19602
Prince Law Offices,P.C.
2015 Hamilton St.
Suite 101
Allentown, PA, 18101
Prince Law Offices,P.C.
2081 East High St.
Pottstown, PA, 19464
Prince Law Offices,P.C.
646 Lenape Rd.
Bechtelsville, PA, 19505
Prince Law Offices,P.C.
101 Pennsylvania Ave
Reading, PA, 19606-9406
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 1-600 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Prince Law Offices, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Principal
  • BrightLine Tech Solutions, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Partner and CIO
  • Ryan, Russell, Ogden & Seltzer P.C.
  • 1990 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1990
  • Bucknell University
  • AB
  • 1987
  • American University
  • N/A
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • PPL Electric Utilities Corp., 148 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2014) - FERC Order Regarding Mandatory PURPA Purchase Obligation
  • In favor of client
  • PPL Electric Utilities Corp., 145 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2013) - FERC Order Regarding Mandatory PURPA Purchase Obligation
  • In favor of client
  • Application of Pike County Taxi, Inc., A-2008-2062390, PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION, 2010 Pa. PUC LEXIS 125
  • In favor of our client
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Shale Energy Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Endlich Law Club
  • Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Chairman Technology Committee
  • 2000 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Member, past Treasurer, Board of Directors, Committee Chair
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Co-chair Sci-Tech Telecommunications Law
  • 1990 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • International Technology Law Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2011
  • The International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Chairman Law Practice Management
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Computer Law Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Special Presidential Award for Technology Leadership
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Madison Who's Who Among Professionals Honors Edition
  • Madison Who's Who
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Berks County Bar Association for Leadership
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Berks County Bar Association for Leadership
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Friend of the River Award
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association
  • 2003
  • Executive Editor
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School Journal of Law and Commerce
  • 1990
  • Associate Editor
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School Journal of Law and Commerce
  • 1989
  • State Advisory Committee
  • PA Department of Education
  • 1983
  • peer review rated
  • N/A
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Publications

  • TechnoLawyer
  • Law Firm Backup Software
  • 2015
  • NBI and West
  • Legal Ethics Online
  • 2013
  • Anatomy of a Project - Predevelopment and Construction Phases
  • Power Law 2012
  • 2012
  • Journal of Law and Commerce Law Review
  • Author: "Copyright Protection of Computer Software After Vault Corp. v. Quaid Software Ltd." Reinterpreting Section 117, 9 J.L. and Com. 133-165 (1990)
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Search Like a Pro - West and IPE
  • Search Like a Pro
  • 2016
  • Search Like a Pro - West and IPE
  • Search Like a Pro
  • 2015
  • Berks County Bar Association Bench Bar
  • Social Media as Evidence
  • 2015
  • Duquesne Law School
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • 2014
  • Public Utility Law Conference
  • PUC Secretary's Office and Transportion Hot Topics
  • 2013
  • Legal Ethics Online
  • Legal Ethics Online
  • 2013
  • Duquesne Law School
  • Permitting Power Projects
  • 2013
  • Solo and Small Practice Technology Tips
  • Effective utilization of technology in the practice of law
  • 2009
  • Smartphones for Smart Lawyers
  • SmartPhones and remote access for ethical and practical lawyers
  • 2009
  • PA Land Use and Environmental Issues Impacting Utility Construction Projects
  • Utility and Non-utility Construction Projects
  • 2009
  • Leveraging Your Existing Infrastructure to Reduce Paper Records
  • Law office document management
  • 2009
  • Computer Forensics 101 for Lawyers
  • Computer Forensics 101 for Lawyers
  • 2008
  • WFMZ-TV 69 News
  • Computer Law - Wi-Fi Security
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Law conference
  • Continued Interplay Between Wholesale and Retail Markets
  • 2007
  • Numerous
  • Numerous 1990 to present
  • 2007
  • Blackberrys, Treos, and SmartPhones, Oh My!
  • Leveraging smartphones
  • 2007
  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Electronic Discovery Best Practices
  • 2005
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