Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was named by "Georgia Super Lawyers" magazine as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive the honor.
The selections for the prestigious list are made by the research team at "Super Lawyers," which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, Minn. The research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Franklin holds an Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School. He is the founding partner of Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes & Marsh, LLC. Franklin's practice is focused on personal injury, product liability including defective vehicle and tires, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.
He is also a certified mediator and is frequently called upon by both plaintiff and defense lawyers to mediate cases in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, tractor-trail liability, commercial litigation and other complex matters.
Franklin is a past president of the State Bar of Georgia, recipient of the Amicus Curie Award presented by the Supreme Court of Georgia in recognition of distinguished service and contribution to the administration of justice, the Distinguished Service Scroll from the University of Georgia School of Law and the Tradition of Excellence Award from the State Bar General Practice Section. He is a Trustee of the Georgia Bar Foundation, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Trustee and former Chairman of the Georgia Southern University Foundation.