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Larry B. Franklin

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Smart. Hard working. Dedicated. These terms all apply to Larry Franklin. But what most clients first notice about Larry Franklin is his genuine concern for their situation – and that while he is soft-spoken, he is able to quickly understand their needs and explain their options clearly and concisely.

Prior to earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law, Larry Franklin graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, with honors, from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He also attended the submarine school in Groton, Connecticut, the U.S. Navy War College and the U.S. Army War College.

Larry was on destroyers in the Atlantic, as a qualified surface warfare officer, submarines in the Pacific, as a qualified submarine officer, in special operations in Vietnam, a Readiness Commander in the Gulf War, a Blue/Gold Recruiter for the U.S. Naval Academy for 20 years, and retired as a Two-Star Navy Admiral in 1995.   Although he is retired, he is still very active in the Navy.  


Today, Larry brings his work ethic, his sense of honor and duty, his commitment to justice and his love of the law to assist people who have been injured and need help so that they can heal.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    41 years
  2. Birth Injury: 35%
    41 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    41 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patrick Smith

    Larry Franklin has been fighting on behalf of his clients and achieving tremendous results for over forty (40) years. He truly is one of the legal giants in the Louisville area. Since 2013, I have been honored to work with Mr. Franklin---first as a law clerk and presently as an associate attorney. He is a tireless advocate and also unrelenting in his pursuit of justice. I therefore highly recommend Mr. Franklin for your medical malpractice, birth injury, or personal injury case.


    Patrick Smith Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Franklin Law Group, Psc

505 W Ormsby Ave
Louisville, KY, 40203


KYAuthorized to practice law196708/09/2016
INAdministrative - Not Authorized to PracticeUnknown08/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2011
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2009
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2008
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2007
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2006
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2005
Law School Fellow of the Year AwardUniversity of Louisville1998
Peter Perlman AwardKATAN/A
Lawyer of the YearLouisville Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerFranklin Law Group2007 - Present
Attorney/OwnerFranklin & Hance1969 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Inner Circle of AdvocatesMember1990 - Present
Citizens for Better JudgesMemberN/A
Board of Overseers at University of LouisvillePast MemberN/A
American Society of Law and MedicineN/AN/A
American Judicature SocietyN/AN/A
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)AdvocateN/A
University of Louisville School of LawMentorN/A
Leadership LouisvilleAlumniN/A
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
American College of Trial Lawyers, Jury CommitteeFellowN/A
American Inns of CourtMaster/MemberN/A
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Birth Trauma Litigation group sectionFellowN/A
Kentucky Justice Association (KJA)Director, Vice President, President Elect, and PresidentN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Kentucky Bar AssociationPast Chairman, House of DelegatesN/A
University of Louisville School of LawMoot Court JudgeN/A
Louisville Bar FoundationCo-Founder and PresidentN/A
Louisville Bar AssociationVice President and PresidentN/A
Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence Among AdolescentsPresidentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mandlehr v. Norton Suburban HospitalSettlement
Timothy Snoddy v. ComairSettlement
Gary Gardner v. Gary Peterson, MDSettlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kentucky Supreme CourtRaine vs. Draisin1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
United States Army War CollegeU.S. Navycertificate1962
Naval War CollegeU.S. Navycertificate1961
Submarine SchoolU.S. Navycertificate1960
United States Naval AcademyN/AN/A1959
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Doctors and Lawyers ConferenceMalpractice in the Medical Arena2009