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James Burke Franklin

James Burke Franklin, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1963, United States District Court (southern, middle, and northern districts), United States Court Appeals (11th circuit). Named Designated Georgia Super Lawyer, 2005, 2006; recipient Amicus Curiae Award, Georgia Supreme Court, 2005, Distinguished Service Scroll, University Georgia Law School, 2005.

Background

  • Franklin, James Burke was born on March 11, 1938 in Statesboro, Georgia, United States. Son of Sam J. and Eva Claire (Burke) Franklin.

  • Education

    • Georgia Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Science, 1962). University of Georgia (Juris Doctor, 1964).

    Career

    • Worked at Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Bunce & Brogdon, P.C. (Statesboro, Georgia) specializing in Personal Injury Law, Products Liability Law, Commercial Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1963, Georgia. Member: Bulloch County (President, 1975-1976), Ogeechee Circuit and American Bar Associations.

      State Bar of Georgia (Member, Board of Governors, 1978-1989. Executive Committee, 1988-1989. Secretary, 1990-1991).

      Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President, 1986-1997). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

      American Board of Trial Advocates. Military: First lieutenant, United States. Army, 1964-1966.

    Politics

    All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.

    Religion

    The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

    Views

    All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

    Membership

    Member: Bulloch County (President, 1975-1976), Ogeechee Circuit and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia (Member, Board of Governors, 1978-1989. Executive Committee, 1988-1989.

    Secretary, 1990-1991). Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President, 1986-1997). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

    Southern Trial Lawyers Association. American Board of Trial Advocates. Military: First lieutenant, United States.

    Army, 1964-1966.

    Connections

    • Married Fay Foy Smith, March 20, 1976. Children: Julie Foy, Rebecca Claire.
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