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J. Anthony Franco III

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brandon, FL

4.6   18 reviews

About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%
    We are experienced in Child Custody matters including modifications of existing Parenting Plans and Timesharing Schedules

  2. Child support
    25%
    We are experienced in Child Support matters including modifications of existing obligations

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    My firm focus exclusively in the field of Family Law in Florida.

  4. Family
    25%
    My firm focus exclusively in the field of Family Law in Florida.

 

The mission of The Law Offices of J. Anthony Franco, is to serve the individuals and families of Florida in the field of Marital and Family Law. We are a customer service oriented Family Law firm who will zealously represent the immediate and future needs and interests of our clients by keeping them informed and engaged as we work hand in hand to navigate through the Family Law process.

 

J. Anthony Franco’s goal is to provide first rate customer service to my clients through all facets of the Family Law process.  J. Anthony Franco believes that families come in all different shapes and sizes, and therefore all Family Law matters are unique.  This is why he feels it is so imperative to work closely with his client’s to be knowledgeable about their particular needs.  If not handled correctly, this process can quickly get out of hand.  J. Anthony Franco works tirelessly for his clients, and is quick to adapt to any situation to ensure that he provides the best representation possible.

 

Mr. Franco received his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, and he has practiced exclusively in the field of Family Law in Florida.  J. Anthony Franco is an experience trial attorney who has the knowledge to provide the representation needed by his clients from the initial filing of the action through the entry of the Final Judgment.

 

Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact J.

Law Offices of J. Anthony Franco
1512 Grand Isle Dr
Brandon, FL, 33511

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Melissa | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Mr. Franco went out of his way to help me get all of my divorce paperwork filed and ready to go. He explained the process and actually went over things with me that I didn't even consider, when I was filling out all of my documents! I really appreciate everything he has done and all of the help he has given to my family and I throughout this process!! I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a knowledgeable divorce attorney!
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Posted by CIndi | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply put...Outstanding
I think Mr. Franco is amazing. He is very responsive to questions, kept us abreast of all aspects of this case, gave us his honest opinion, and handled the situation professionally on points, and was responsive and empathetic to the case. OUTSTANDING JOB. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Tad | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support
Anthony did a very solid job for my case. I recommend him and would use him again if needed.
Posted by Joseph | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Direct, and Knowledgeable
Mr. Franco handled my child support case with the utmost professionalism and urgency that was needed. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a Family Law Attorney. Thank you Mr. Franco!
Posted by Ryan | May 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable and Highly Recommended!!
Anthony is extremely knowledgeable and highly recommended! He was available to answer all our questions and is very responsive. We have recommended him to many friends and trust him for all our family law needs.
Posted by Natalie | May 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Highly Recommended
Anthony is extremely knowledgeable and highly recommended! He was available to answer all our questions and is very responsive. We have recommended him to many friends and trust him for all our family law needs.
Posted by David | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for everything! You fight hard for your clients!
Helped me every step of the way through my divorce, and was there for me anytime. Fought for me every step of the way. Would recommend Anthony to everyone I know that needs a great Family Law/Divorce Attorney. Thank you!
Posted by Mary Ann | June 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A true professional!
Anthony is a true professional! He works diligently to create a plan that works best for his clients and the children who might be involved. I suggest that if someone is considering divorce that they consult Anthony first.
Posted by Cam | June 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Anthony knows his stuff and actually responds when you contact him. If you've ever dealt with attorneys, you know how important and rare that is. He'll also explain things in ways that you understand instead of all the confusing legalese. Highly recommended!
Posted by matt | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anthony Franco Review - By Matt Stewart
After I was served my papers I knew I was out of my depth in legal jargon and required legal representation and from my very first consultation with Anthony Franco I immediately felt at ease. Anthony acted with true professionalism and integrity throughout a very difficult period of my life, I was particularly drawn to his down to earth character and friendly approach as well as his in depth knowledge of the law. Anthony always responded to any questions I had in a timely and accurate manner and on the day of the court hearing Anthony was the only attorney who had everything prepared and in good order. I whole heartedly recommend Anthony
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Posted by Michael Iddings | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My divorce
Mr. Franco is one of the best attorney's bar none. He handled my divorce and was always well prepared and informed. He is a man of his word and worked tirelessly in his representation of me. He saved me from getting taken to the cleaners in my divorce were I was the sole provider for 14 years and got 50% custody of my children even with my work schedule and fair child support. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a real attorney who actually looks out for their clients interests.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anthony Franco: Expert Family Law Attorney
I had two previous lawyers that I felt were just clocking time for their hourly rate. I never felt they were truly working to protect me. I subsequently represented myself, as pro se, and did a better job than my previous attorneys. However, I reached a point that I knew I would never realize a fair, equitable final settlement because I am not professionally equipped to do the job. That's when I met Anthony Franco. Mr. Franco is an outstanding attorney, and you would do well to consider his firm. From my personal experience in working with Mr. Franco, I found him knowledgeable, professional, respectful, and empathetic, which is immensely valuable during times of personal stress caused by marital divorce and settlements. Of most importance, I found that, over the course of six months, Mr. Franco obsessively prepares for his cases and he prepares his clients for trial – meaning when I walked into the courtroom, I was confident that we had our best foot forward and that Mr. Franco had my back. Summation: Divorce sucks, going to trial sucks, and settlements, I believe, are never 100% perfect for either side. Yet if you need someone to protect your rights and fight for your truth, in order to best position you to move onto the next chapter of your life, I recommend that you consult with Anthony Franco and his firm.
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Posted by Marcus | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tampa;s best Family Law Attorney
Mr. Franco saved me from a very messy divorce! He not only helped mitigate a bad situation but kept everyone's dignity and respect in tact. Thank you Mr. Franco!!!
Posted by Fred | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Anthony was a great lawyer for me and I would recommend him to to anyone that's going through a divorce because Florida is not nice to men in divorces
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful!!
I had a consultation with Mr. Franco about how to handle filing for my dissolution of marriage on my own. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was able to give me the information needed and the confidence to file for divorce on my own.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who will actual do what he says
I came to Anthony after my previous attorney fired me without doing anything in my case. I hired Anthony when I had court 3 days later. Anthony worked with me over the weekend, all weekend to prepare and by the end of the hearing I got my children back. I only wish that I had went to him from the beginning.
Posted by Floyd | October 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Subsequent dealing
Anthony represented my sons custody case paid for by me. In a susequent written public conversation between Anthony and me and without provocation he used the most foul language and made derogatory unsubstantiated claims amounting to what can be referred to as libel. He has shown his true colors and was both nasty and mean spirited.
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Posted by Autumn | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEFORE HIRING HIM-PLEASE READ!
He will encourage you to write a review from day one & to check his reviews, I chose to wait until my case was finished to see how he actually performed & to learn his true character-THIS WAS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HIM! Its highly disappointing, that I had trial August 12th, 2020. I have called several times a week since to try to get a copy of the modified parenting plan that was established from Anthony Franko. I have gotten absolutely no communication back from Anthony what so ever, besides a reference to a "appeal attorney" who doesn't even do appeals in family court. I had to drive to Tampa today to pay to get a copy from the court house myself, only to find out my Parenting plan was signed and established on September 13th, 2020 over a week ago). Moving forward I am now in a time crunch, and in a delay due to Anthony's inability & willingness to communicate with me in regards to my case. I had to call the opposing party today to try to gather information needed to file the appeal, only to get no response from them either. I am highly disappointed in the out come of my case as well as Anthonys actions, and failure to represent me to his full lawful ability. I will NOT be recommending Anthony to anyone what so ever moving forward. Not only did I loose my case, Anthony texted me speaking sexually and inappropriatly towards me. When I addressed this, he did however Apologize in text messages, I believed, and trusted him moving forward he would be more professional but instead that too was a mistake. I chose to stay with Anthony as my representation due to the financial situation I am in, and out of hope he would still do his part as my attorney that I hired, however Anthony failed me in that aspect as well. I pray that no other woman has to experience what I have gone through. There was other complaints on his google page before hiring him that I read, when I addressed these complaints with Anthony he convinced me the other people were just upset for loosing there case. I now realize I to am a victim of his poor representation & his poor diligence. I truly wish I took there reviews more serious and did not waste my money hiring him. I am a single mother who did not even have the money from the start, I now have to pay evermore to hire someone to appeal, and move forward with my case. Please do your research on these attorneys before hiring them! I did not want to write this Anthony but I have not heard from you and again I am truly disapointed in everything from my outcome to your actions.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of J. Anthony Franco
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Kenny Leigh and Associates
  • 2013 - 2016

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of North Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (13)
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Franco to be a zealous advocate for his clients, and he draws upon a wide range of knowledge and experience in the family law field. I would recommend Anthony without hesitation to anyone facing challenges related to family law, custody, and divorce matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anthony is a great attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an aggressive, knowledgeable Family Law practitioner."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Franco III without reservation. After reviewing his many thoughtful contributions to Avvo, it is apparent that he is very knowledgeable about the law and does a superlative job analyzing legal issues."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Franco. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and a knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Franco is straight-forward and follows through with his commitments. Family law needs more attorneys like Mr. Franco because he understands how to help a family through the process and how to truly advocate for a client."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Franco is my go-to guy for any referrals in family law that I need to give to someone I trust in the Tampa Bay Area. His dedication to his clients and his craft is unmatched."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a great person and an excellent lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic and friendly family lawyer. Fearlessly Fights for his clients rights. Full-service and Fair Fees. Franco puts the F in Family law. I endorse this lawyer...in Full!"
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best family lawyers I have ever encountered. Fiercely committed to his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Franco is professional and qualified to handle your family law matter. You are in good hands if you decide to hire Mr. Franco."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony is dedicated to his practice area and an advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Anthony is a great lawyer who fights for his clients' rights. I highly recommend Franco!"
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an attorney who is not afraid to fight for his clients. He approaches each case with the zeal and dedication it takes to get results. He is a tireless and compassionate advocate and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone with a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franco is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is very hard-working, dedicated, and committed to protecting his client's rights."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard working, client-oriented, dedicated, experienced, successful, family law attorney"
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franco has always been very well prepared, thorough, a strong advocate for his clients, and very professional."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Franco is a zealous advocate with a true passion for his practice. With his strong character, clients can trust that they are in the best hands possible to deal with any circumstance."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franco was opposing counsel on a case. He handled the matter with professionalism and integrity. I endorse this lawyer."
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