Adam R. Franklin, Anchorage Alaska Lawyer

Adam R. Franklin has been advocating for his client’s rights and interests in Alaska courts and administrative hearings since 2009. Adam relocated to Anchorage in 2008 to be a judicial law clerk for Anchorage Superior Court Criminal Judge Michael R. Spaan (Ret.). After his clerkship, Adam spent the next seven years defending indigent Alaskans charged with crimes, first for the Alaska Public Defender in Palmer and then the Office of Public Advocacy in Anchorage.

Adam has experience defending clients charged with almost every codified crime, including murder, sexual assault, and sexual abuse of a minor. He has extensive criminal pretrial and trial litigation experience, including dozens of jury trials where he obtained numerous not guilty jury verdicts. In addition to his practical experience, Adam honed his trial skills at the Trial Practice Institute at the National Criminal Defense College.

In 2017, Adam took a break from criminal defense and shifted focus to civil litigation. He first worked for an Anchorage insurance defense law firm defending individuals and companies being sued for personal injury and property damages. He then accepted a position at the State of Alaska, Department of Law, defending the State of Alaska against workers compensation claims filed by its employees. After several years defending the State of Alaska before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, Adam shifted focus back to personal injury litigation and defended the State of Alaska against personal injury and property claims.

Adam’s experience as a defense attorney working on behalf of employers and insurance companies gives him “insider” experience and a practical perspective into how insurance companies (including the State of Alaska, who is self-insured) evaluate and litigate claims.

Adam joined the firm in 2022 and is currently practicing criminal defense, family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and other civil matters. Adam is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in Alaska.

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