About

Ms. Franks is a partner in the firm’s Miami office, where she defends local, national, and international organizations, as well as individuals, and tries catastrophic personal injury actions, premises liability matters, professional liability claims, construction defect matters, and medical/substance abuse treatment malpractice claims throughout the State of Florida.

Ms. Franks is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to South Florida in 2002 to study journalism and political science.  Prior to pursuing her law degree, Ms. Franks taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami in the Department of Political Science for five years. Her classes included Intro to American National Government, the Legislative Process, and Congressional Representation.  Ms. Franks earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2011.

 

Ms. Franks has considerable experience dealing with automobile negligence, professional malpractice, medical malpractice, and premises liability matters involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and extracontractual exposure, including a focus on evidentiary issues, dispositive motion practice, complex liability claims, and damages mitigation.

Office Location

  • Miami - Florida

Ms. Franks earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami in 2004. She graduated cum laude with a double-major in journalism and political science. Ms. Franks went on to complete a Master’s degree in Communication at the University of Miami in 2005, also graduating cum laude.

Ms. Franks earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2011. At the University of Miami School of Law, Ms. Franks was the recipient of the Hugh L. Wood Scholarship, Outstanding Merit Scholarship, and the Ehrich Scholarship. Ms. Franks served as a research assistant to multiple highly regarded University of Miami School of Law professors in the areas of environmental litigation and legislation, the first amendment, and communication regulation.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury Litigation
  • Bad Faith Litigation & Extracontractual Exposure
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical and Substance Abuse Treatment Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Government and School Liability
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2011
  • Southern District of Florida, 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami, 2011, Magna Cum Laude
  • M.A., University of Miami, Communication, 2005
  • B.S., University of Miami, Journalism and Political Science, 2004