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Tanner Franklin

Contact Me

936-213-2074

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law

Biography

Tanner Franklin is a knowledgeable and committed person injury and employment trial lawyer dedicated to fighting for the rights of hard-working East Texans.

In 2020, Tanner opened the Franklin Law Firm with the goal of serving rural East Texans by fighting for justice for those who have been killed, injured, or wronged.

 

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 05/2015
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: James P. Alexander Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Baylor Law School’s Practice Court Program
    • Honors: Abner V. McCall Evidence Award
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Texas A&M University, Mays Business School, College Station, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 12/2010
    • Major: Management

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2018
  • Federal Claims Court, 2017

Published Works

  • Rule 23(F): On the Way to Achieving Laudable Goals, Despite Multiple Interpretations, Baylor Law Review, 67 Baylor L. Rev. 412, 2015

Representative Cases

  • Spikes v. TLG Restaurants, LLC/The Lewis Izu Group Restaurants, LLC, 9:18-CV-122, 2020 WL 262984, at *1 (E.D. Tex. Jan. 9, 2020), report and recommendation adopted, 9:18-CV-122, 2020 WL 248788 (E.D. Tex. Jan. 16, 2020), 2020, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Franklin v. Stephen F. Austin State Univ., 9:17-CV-00193-RC, 2019 WL 3003908, at *1 (E.D. Tex. May 9, 2019), report and recommendation adopted, 9:17-CV-00193-RC, 2019 WL 2314652 (E.D. Tex. May 30, 2019), 2019, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Honors

  • James P. Alexander Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Baylor Law School's Practice Court Program
  • Abner V. McCall Evidence Award

Classes & Seminars

  • Texas Rules of Civil Procedure – Rules Update, Jefferson County Bar Association, 11/13/2020
  • Trial Series: Direct Examination and Cross-Examination of Witnesses, Michelle F. Mehaffy American Inn of Court, 2017 to 2018
  • Trial Series: Voir Dire, Michelle F. Mehaffy American Inn of Court, 2017 to 2018

Pro-Bono Activities

  • San Augustine Lions Club, 02/2021 to Present
  • Etoile Food Bank, 06/2020 to Present

Past Positions

  • Bernsen Law Firm, Associate, 09/2017 to 04/2020
  • The Honorable Marcia A. Crone, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Term Law Clerk, 2015 to 2017

Languages

  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Professional Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2017 to Present
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2020 to Present
  • Michelle F. Mehaffy American Inn of Court, Board Member, 2018 to Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, 2015 to Present
  • JCYLA Board of Directors, 2017 to Present