William P. Franklin Jr.

William P. Franklin Jr.

Savannah, Georgia
800-554-5128 (Toll free)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1968
  • Hobart College
    • B.A. - 1965

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Trial Practice

William P. Franklin, Jr. is a Martindale Hubbell "AV" rated partner in the Litigation section of the firm. Mr. Franklin concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, professional liability defense, and trial practice. He has defended a wide range of cases including products liability claims, premises liability claims, wrongful death and personal injury claims, and legal malpractice.

Mr. Franklin is a native of Buffalo, New York. He attended Hobart College and graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Franklin attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1968.

Following his academic career, Mr. Franklin served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1969 until 1973.

Mr. Franklin is the recipient of the 2014 Savannah Bar Association's Frank Cheatham Professionalism Award.

Mr. Franklin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.Mr. Franklin has been named a 2013 "Best Lawyers in America" in the categories of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. He has been recipient of this honor for the past decade. In 2011, he was named Best Lawyers' Savannah Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Franklin has been named as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine five of the past six years. Inclusion on this list is the product of a rigorous peer review process and is reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the State of Georgia. He has also been named to the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers list six times.

Mr. Franklin is admitted to practice before the Georgia state courts, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Trend's 2013 Legal Elite in General Practice
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015 - Medical Malpractice Law
  • 2019 Georgia Super Lawyer
  • 2020 (26th) Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow