Charles R. Franklin

Charles Franklin focuses his practice on the representation of individuals and businesses in commercial litigation and insurance related matters. That work includes assistance in the presentation of claims, policy analysis and coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders as well as the representation of financial institutions and companies in loss workout, mitigation and recovery. Charlie also has a significant experience in representing highly regulated and registered entities and licensed professionals (such as accountants, physicians, appraisers, inspectors, brokers, and others) either accused of malpractice and/or in licensure, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings at federal, state, county, and local levels, and before private certifying organizations  and professional groups. He has often served as a “neutral” or an independent arbitrator being appointed by both policyholders and insurance companies.

Charlie is proud to be recognized by his peers as AV® Preeminent™as rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the organization’s highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, a member of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Federal Trial Bar.

Charlie recently served as Fourth Vice President of the North Suburban Bar Association of Illinois. He is a past president of the Casualty Adjusters Association of Chicago and is a founding member of the Claims Association of Greater Chicago. He is a frequent speaker to professional and trade groups such as the Appraisal Institute – Chicago and Wisconsin Chapters, the Illinois Association of Certified Real Estate Appraisers, the Adjusters Association of Illinois, NAIFA, the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals, and other organizations and clients on the topics of appraisal issues, disciplinary proceedings, fraud investigation, insurance coverages and claims, loss mitigation and recovery, and workplace and liability issues. Charlie also serves on the Advisory Board of the Future Institute-Chicago, a branch of Concept Schools, a non-profit company which manages several public charter schools in the Midwest, including the Chicago Math & Science Academy.

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