|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1989||05/16/2017|
|Assistant State's Attorney||McHenry County State's Attorney's Office||1994 - 1998|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Cook County State's Attorney"s Office||1990 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council||Member||2007 - Present|
|Illinois Bar Foundation||Fellow||2000 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council||Member||1999 - Present|
|McHenry County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association ,Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council||Chairman||2006 - 2007|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council||Vice-Chair||2005 - 2006|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council||Secretary||2004 - 2005|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section Council||Member||1990 - 1999|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Carleton College, Northfield||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel||Middle Eastern History||Junior Year Abroad 1978-1979||N/A|
|Beijing and Fudan Universities People's Republic of China||Chinese Trade Law & Comparative Legal Systems||Summer Law Program 1987||N/A|
|Continuing Legal Education Program, Traffic Law Update Seminar||Outlined New Traffic Law Legislation||2006|
|Continuing Legal Education Program, DUI Means Defending, Understanding and Innovating Seminar||Outlined New Legislation Regarding DUI Sentencing Provisions||2005|
Posted by anonymous
David Franks helped us to deal with criminal charges involving our minor son struggling with a drug addiction. We were extremely happy with his willingness to talk to us as his parents and to keep us informed of everything that was going on. He really advocated for our son to keep him out of jail and make sure he received the treatment he needed and have a second chance in life. He was kind and professional under the most difficult circumstances and we are very grateful for his expertise and his helpfulness. We highly recommend David Franks if you need a criminal attorney.
Posted by Michael
I called to request legal advice on handling two moving violations. The secretary told me that I would have to make an appointment with Mr. Franks. I explained that I was only looking for legal advice on handling the ticket but she repeated that I needed to meet with him but it's a consultation without charge.
When I arrived for the appointment, Mr. Franks asked to see the tickets then asked if I was here to hire a lawyer or handle the ticket myself. When I said that I was looking for advice but was going to handle the ticket myself, he said, in so many words, that he could not help me (and got up and walked towards the door). He then asked who I spoke to when I called, which, of course, I had no idea. He would not answer my question whether I could take traffic school on the second ticket.
I was appalled by his behavior. I drove an hour for the appointment; if I was simply told over the phone that he only speaks with someone who will hire him, I would not have wasted my time.
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