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Johnnie L Franks

Divorce and separation Attorney at Florence, AL

3.5   8 reviews

also known as Johnnie Franks Woodruff

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2005
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Woodruff & McCaney, LLC


3.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Jessica | October 28, 2019
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Best Attorney Ever!
Johnnie was dedicated to our cause and polite. She did the relavent research and filed all the right paperwork specific to our needs and made herself available at all hours to assist us with whatever situation arose! Couldnt have asked for a better legal representative!!! We highly recommend her!!
Posted by Steve | October 14, 2019
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Exceptional Representation
The attorneys at Woodruff & McCaney Law Firm are the finest in Northwest Alabama. Their level of commitment, dedication, communication, passion, and professionialism is unsurpassed ! Mrs. Woodruff is as sharp as they come ! I had contacted numerous attorneys in that area that were incapable of tackling my complex legal needs prior to obtaining her exceptional representation. I highly recommend Mrs. Woodruff for your legal needs, and I would not hesitate to call this firm FIRST ! Thank you so much !!
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Posted by Tara P. | September 25, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Ms. Woodruff to represent me in getting sole custody of my son after a nasty divorce in MS that didnt go right. Good old boys club that hurt my son & I. Needless to say I didnt trust lawyers until Ms. Woodruff. She gave me more than reason to have faith. It took her 6 months to have sole custody of my son awarded to me & a perm restraining order to keep the WPOS ex away from both my son & I. My son is now flourishing in a safe & stable environment with me. We owe everything to Ms. Woodruff. I couldnt recommend a More Professional, Hard Working, Reliable Lawyer than Ms. Woodruff.
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Posted by Tammy | December 15, 2017
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Best Lawyer in the Tri Cities Area
She is a bulldog in court. She does not back down. Someone referred me t her this was the best money I ever spent because I got a peace of mind with her on my side. Best lawyer in area.
Posted by Leslie | June 19, 2014
Johnnie Franks has been a true life saver in a time when I felt like I was on a sinking ship!!!! I would not want to ever be in court again. However, I definitely know who I'm hiring if I ever go back! She was worth every penny!! She is such a beauty, but don't let her looks be deceiving!! SHE IS A BEAST!!! My ex hates the sight of me and my lawyer!! He got exactly what he deserved after the pain he caused our family! I am so grateful for finding someone to stand up for me when I was too weary to continue the fight alone!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
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Be aware and use extreme caution, especially if in a vulnerable position.
Worst attorney that you could possibly hire. I am surprised she has never been reported to the bar. Does not respond to communication and does not listen to her clients. Will let the opposing attorney walk all over you. I am surprised that this woman can still practice law. Use extreme caution when left in a vulnerable position as she will let people walk all over you and take advantage of you. Do not let her drown you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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Do not recommend
Will take your money and not respond or follow through with work. Has multiple accounts on yelp and google trying to hide their negative reviews.
Posted by Justin | November 5, 2020
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Do not hire this lady
Johnnie Franks is by far one of the worst attorney I've ever seen she will talk a big game bout how she will handle things but will do nothing wont answer calls or return emails i hired her for a criminal and custody case in 8 months she did one small thing i could have done on my own she waited to the morning of trial to even look at the motion of discovery and was going to allow a clearly edited video to be played in court and when I showed her were the video edited she told me to shut up and scared me into taking a bogus plea deal and that was the day she was fired as far as the custody part she would never respond or rebuttal any bogus motions are allegations filed against me and would make deals my exs attorney behind my back that would cause me to lose days with my boys and because of johnny I'm only seeing my boy 62 days a year this i I can't be certain if she's just lazy or incompetent but probably both but cause of this woman my kids are staying with a drug addict and her sex offender boyfriend Just to show how sorry and petty this woman is After firing her I asked for the text messages videos and other evidence I gave her to prove the mother unfit she refused to give at back and demanded another $2500 do not waste your time and money with dealing with her
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)


  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2003
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Alabama Institute of Family Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2008 - Present
  • Lauderdale County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Best Attorney for Alabama in Family Law
  • America Institution of Family Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Family Law in Alabama
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018

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