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LAWYERS SERVING INJURED PERSONS
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About

Lawyers Serving Injured Persons.

History

Since 1981, when we started specializing in only handling personal injury cases as Chandler & Franklin, our promise to clients has been captured in our motto: “Lawyers Serving Injured Persons.” We were among the first attorneys to educate the public of their personal injury rights through Yellow Pages and television advertising. In 1983, we became Chandler, Franklin & O’Bryan and expanded our footprint across the State of Virginia and began representing injured workers. In recent years, we have limited our geographic presence to the Hampton Roads, Peninsula, Middle Peninsula and Tidewater areas of Virginia. We continue to specialize in representing only injured persons and injured workers. We still offer free consultations and still handle cases on a contingency fee basis. Check our client testimonials section to see what our former clients have to say about us.

After an accident or injury, there are immediate concerns that have to be handled: you need to ensure that your family is provided for, that your legal interests are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve from the negligent party. You do what you can to return to the life you were living before the accident occurred. Franklin & Franklin is here to serve you and help make sure that it happens.

 

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At Franklin & Franklin we know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to help offer you suggestions and to review and evaluate your case.

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Attorneys

 
 
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Partner

C. Jerry Franklin

Jerry specializes in personal injury, products liability, boating accidents and medical malpractice cases in all of the Hampton Roads area courts. Jerry also handles Federal Tort Claim cases and cases involving military medical malpractice. Jerry is a graduate of The University of Virginia and William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He was the Editor of the William and Mary Law Review and is published in that Journal. Jerry has served as President of the Peninsula Crime Line and a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula. Jerry has been a long-standing member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice. Jerry is admitted before all of the local Hampton Roads courts and has appeared before the Virginia Supreme Court.

 

Education

MARSHALL-WYTHE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1967

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
B.A., 1964

Activities & Affiliations

• Virginia State Bar, Member
• Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
• American Association for Justice, Member

Bar Admissions

• Virginia

 

 
 
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Partner

Rhett B. Franklin

Rhett specializes in work accidents including Virginia Workers' Compensation and Longshore cases. He also handles automobile accident cases against drunk drivers and serious injury cases. He is a cum laude graduate of James Madison University and a Sterling Honors graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Christopher Newport University and taught courses in the People's Law School project. He is published in the South Dakota Journal of Law. He practices before all of the local Hampton Roads area courts as well as the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. He has also appeared before the Virginia Court of Appeals. Rhett is a member of both the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
SCHOOL OF LAW

Sterling Honors Graduate, Juris Doctor, 1994

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
B.A., History & Paralegal Studies, 1990

Activities & Affiliations

• Virginia State Bar Association, Member
• Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
• American Association of Justice, Member

Bar Admissions

• Virginia