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Julie A. Franklin

Business Attorney at Savannah, GA

5.0   59 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 2 years
    Georgia - GA 7 years
    New York - NY 11 years
    Massachusetts - MA 12 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    35%
    General Counsel matters including representing stem to stern legal needs for companies as well as new business related document drafting, formation.

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    Including negotiation and all types of civil litigation.

  3. Probate
    15%
    Drafting of wills, trusts, and handling of estate administration, generally.

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Speeding violations, first offense DUI representation and general on a case by case basis.

  5. Debt settlement
    10%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters, as well as debt settlement outside of bankruptcy including client issues associated with student loans, on behalf of themselves or another.

  6. Divorce and separation
    5%
    GAL appointments, representation of plaintiffs and defendants relative to divorce, separation, legitimation and custody matters.

Location

Law Office of Julie A. Franklin
100 Bull Street
Ste. 200
Savannah, GA, 31401
Franklin Legal Services
PO Box 2976
Bluffton, SC, 29910
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Reviews

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Posted by Marnie | March 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Domestic Attorney
Julie was so helpful and responsive during my divorce. She supported me throughout the process with excellent legal advice.
Posted by Cindy | March 7, 2024
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Recommendation for Julie Franklin
Julie was an excellent advocate for what I needed. She had to navigate through some unexpected and difficult situations which occurred, which were a surprise to both of us, with unreasonable people, but Julie remained calm and professional. Her concern was me and limiting my exposure and protecting my interests. She created a comfortable relationship between us which I truly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any legal situation.
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Posted by Ms. Retha | January 31, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best dedicated lawyer in Savannah
Attorney Julie Franklin is one of the most dedicated lawyer I have been blessed to know and have as my attorney. She is the real deal. She lets you know what is going on and what are your chances of a great out come. I would and whole hartley recommend her service. Just an awesome attorney. One of the best. Just call. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Kevin | January 3, 2024
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Excellent Service
Julie moved my business entity from out of state into GA. She knew what she was doing and got the job done quickly & efficiently. I went to her at the end of the year with only a few weeks left and she had my business registered in GA by the new year. Most importantly - she kept me updated regularly. Impressive!!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
So appreciative for Julie’s immediate assistance
Julie was supportive, compassionate and reactive to my highly stressful legal matter with the neighbors. We worked together to discuss all the documents, pictures, etc for her to respond to the neighbors lawyer and the issue ceased immediately.
Posted by Mile | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Turning the Tide: Attorney Franklin’s Key Role in a Complex Bankruptcy Case
Attorney Franklin truly was a godsend during an incredibly challenging time in my life. I was embroiled in a complex bankruptcy case, facing the imminent loss of my family's home due to a predatory hard money lender's ruthless tactics. The trustee had even recommended dismissing my case, and it seemed the judge was inclined to grant that dismissal until Attorney Franklin stepped in. With remarkable swiftness, she assessed my case and identified the numerous errors that had been made. Her expertise allowed her to effectively challenge the predatory lender and rectify the case's shortcomings. Thanks to her dedicated efforts, we were able to extend our time in bankruptcy, providing my family and me with immense relief during a tumultuous period. I can't express enough gratitude for Attorney Franklin's exceptional legal skills and her unwavering commitment to helping us keep our home. She truly turned the tide in our favor, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone facing similar challenges.
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Posted by Marvin | August 8, 2023
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The blessing of the light of the Moon on the darkest night
Like so many, our legal situation has been one of the most darkest, stressful and disruptive of our lives. Ms. Franklin not only took us on, but helped us straighten so many more things we had absolutely no awareness we needed. Through the birth of her child, C19 and many other challenges, Ms. Franklin stood with and fought for us in ways we could have only hoped for. A turning moment for us was Ms. Franklin forewent a family hangout, including a chance to hold her brand new little one born during this case, after herself having an extended illness along with her oldest child to commit a filing for our case and make it early no less. Even through our health challenges, while fighting hers and her family’s, Ms. Franklin would, and still, check on us. Not for business or litigious purposes, but just because. In addition, while my spouse became mentally challenged to the point of needing extensive personal care and I was forced to reset my occupation, while I was moving from a 1L to a 2L in law school, I was ready to forget everything. However, in the darkest of times, Ms. Franklin would encourage me to not give up, on anything. Especially on law school. Her truthful and encouraging words and energy are only second to what Julie shares that makes us care for her more, her time. Despite this dark time, Ms. Franklin and her team have been a blessing. My words for Franklin Legal Services and Ms. Franklin come despite how our case came about being completed. Ms. Franklin has stood with, supported, and held us up even when we were not sure. It is with the utmost confidence, no matter what happens next, there is no doubt in my heart we have been represented vigorously and passionately, and I am thankful to Most High for the case Ms. Franklin has built. Always direct, honest and fair, she has been an amazing counselor and great example for this new law student. Most of all… Ms. Franklin has been the greatest gift we could have ever had and a light without compare. For everything there is a greater reason, and You, Ms. Franklin, are that for us. Thank You for all You do.
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Posted by Raymond | January 25, 2023
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The Best & Brightest
I have used Attorney Franklin for a difficult Ch13 and a 7. Big Brother try to pull a fast one and placed a lien on property after amounts were discharged. This could have been a disaster because I only found out when selling my home. Attorney quickly reached out and settled the matter perfectly.
Posted by Howard | December 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recovered money after fraudulent online purchase
I purchased an expensive item online (>$10,000) but never received the item. I filed a dispute which the credit card company "investigated" but somehow decided that there was no fraud and sided with the merchant, even though I argued with them half a dozen times. The merchant is based in Georgia and I'm in Florida. So I called Julie to help me find a way to recover my money. Julie reviewed the information I sent her and then, based on her advice, I called back my CC company - once they realized I had spoken with an attorney and was asking the right questions they re-opened the dispute. Three days later my money was refunded... case closed.
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Posted by Dustin | December 22, 2022
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Excellent attorney
Julie was knowledgeable, intelligent, and very easy to communicate with. Emails and texts were always answered in a timely fashion. I am certainly in a better position legally after meeting and dealing with Julie. I trust her and will not hesitate to retain her services in the future. Thank you Julie!!
Posted by Timothy | November 29, 2022
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Estate Planning/Will Execution
Attorney Franklin is a gracious and thoughtful attorney; and extremely knowledgeable. She handled my will and estate planning, walking me through each step with clarity and thoroughness. She is an attorney who genuinely cares about her clients, and practices law for all the right reasons.
Posted by Bill | April 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Ms. Julie A. Franklin
We contracted with Ms. Franklin to secure debt reductions for our son, who was in a terrible traffic accident in Savannah, Georgia in August of 2021. He was in the hospital for close to three months plus more months of recuperation due to internal injuries and an amputated foot. Ms. Franklin did an outstanding job in negotiating with creditors to achieve acceptable debt reductions; and we were able to pay off the remaining balances by working with Ms. Franklin, who handled all negotiations and contact with the creditors. We highly recommend Ms. Franklin for legal services regarding issues with creditors.
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Posted by John H. | March 31, 2022
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Wills and Estate Planning
Worked with Ms. Franklin on our Wills. In addition to producing the documents, the greatest value was in the conversations that we had in selecting people to handle our affairs and things to consider while alive verses leaving it up to the estate to manage. She also prepares a comprehensive set of documents that exceeded expectations.
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Posted by Vida | January 19, 2022
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Professional and Efficient
I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Julie Franklin on two different occasions. First she assisted me personally with a legal matter involving a probate matter I was involved in the state of New York. Her superior knowledge and experience was very instrumental in helping me accomplish what needed to be done with that particular case. Secondly and most recently she helped my mother prepare her estate planning documents to my mother's very specific instructions. Both my mother and myself were very pleased with Attorney Franklin's professional and efficient legal skills. I highly recommend Attorney Julie Franklin for any legal matters that you might have. I feel very confident that she will get the job done.
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Posted by Bob | January 11, 2022
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Business Start Up
I hired Julie to help me start a new business with a very tight timeframe. Julie quickly sorted out everything for me, connected me with a great accountant and small business network and set up all of my corporate documents and contracts, exceeding my expectations. I highly recommend Julie and would recommend her to anyone with business legal needs.
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Posted by James | July 18, 2021
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Divorce/ child custody
I came back home from a deployment to my house a wreck and my kids were in a horrible situation. Julie is the easiest person in the world to talk to, she was always available to answer all my questions and come up with quick and effective solutions. My divorce was a complicated one due to the fact that we have two kids and own property. Before I found Julie everyone told me that due to me being a male it would be extremely difficult to get custody of my kids and also keep my property and that it would be a lengthy process. Julie was able to get me divorced in less than 6 months! I kept the house and I have my kids.
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Posted by Jonathan | May 21, 2021
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Personal/Professional matter handled brilliantly
I had a tricky personal/professional matter arise last year, and I didn't know where to turn for advice. After my first hour discussing it with Julie, I was comfortable with the next steps that we agreed on. It doesn't take long to understand that she's the real deal. Julie asked me a number of questions to understand the issues, the key players, and the pathways to resolution available to us. I was encouraged by her advocacy on my behalf. Julie insisted on pursuing our ideal outcome, and helped me to see that my issues were worth fighting for. I was in a difficult spot, and Julie rose to the occasion and exceeded my expectations in a situation where it wasn't clear if I needed legal representation. I did, and she delivered excellent advice and guidance which led to a favorable outcome for me and my business. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Will | March 26, 2021
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Plumbing Problems
I had a pinhole leak in my home and was getting the run around from plumbers and the Insurance company. After hiring Julie my stress level came down and all the sudden everyone became more helpful. It’s nice to have piece of mind and someone in your corner when companies want to bully you. I highly recommend hiring Julie if you ever need legal advice or someone to go to bat for you, cause she swings a big bat when it comes to getting things done!!
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Posted by Karen | December 22, 2020
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Debt Management
Julie handled my case very professionally. I hired her to help me though debt management and she accepted and has been amazing . She was available and guided me through the process . Her response to my many questions was always timely
Posted by Rob | September 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Effecient, Focused and Results Orientated
My wife and I needed to do some updating of wills and estate planning documents. Because we own a business, it was a little more complicated and we wanted to try our best to minimize any surprises in the future. Julie did an excellent job in collecting the necessary information and formulating a strategy that met our needs and objectives. She was timely in her responses and efficiently used our retainer to produce the required documents. We would highly recommend Julie and not hesitate to work with her again in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Julie A. Franklin
  • 2018 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Jeffrey M. Frankel
  • 2009 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Affordable Law Group
  • 2014 - 2018

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Walter Devine v. Transworld Systems Inc. et. al.
  • Matter Settled

Associations

  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Full Service Law Firm Regional Winner
  • Best of Georgia
  • 2021
  • Boston Best Bankruptcy Law
  • Best Businesses
  • 2015
  • Boston Best Bankruptcy Law
  • Best Businesses
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (59)
Endorse Julie
Business Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Other
"I went to law school with Attorney Franklin and she is one of the brightest and thoughtful attorneys I know. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Franklin is tough, tenacious, and gives her clients 100% attention and dedication. I've known Attorney Franklin since law school, but have had the pleasure of working with her on a case recently as opposing counsel. She is a consummate professional and I endorse her without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Julie Franklin is by far the most tenacious lawyer I've ever encountered. Thankfully, I've never had to go up against her as opposing counsel because her reputation for zealous advocacy on behalf of her clients is unmatched. If a client is looking for a pitbull of an attorney, Julie Franklin is the woman for the job."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Julie because she is an exceptional attorney who delivers on promises she makes to her clients. She provides appropriate advice as the circumstances warrant and I would trust her to lead my clients in the right direction."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a hard working and experienced bankruptcy attorney. I have referred clients to Julie to counsel them on bankruptcy matters and they are all happy with her representation. She is top shelf in this specialized practice area."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. After reviewing many of Attorney Franklin's responses to complicated legal matters it is clear that she has the utmost knowledge of bankruptcy law, both chapter 7 and 13 cases. She is a great asset to the bankruptcy bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
General practice Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my sincere pleasure to endorse this lawyer. I turn to Attorney Franklin for bankruptcy advice with confidence."
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Savannah Business Lawyer Julie A. Franklin
Julie A. Franklin
Business Attorney
Savannah, GA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation