11/30/2018: Gone But Not Forgotten – F&P Commemorates Bob Franklin

Last Friday, November 23, commemorated five years since the passing of Robert (Bob) T. Franklin.  Bob practiced law for three decades and was a founding partner of Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.  His legal expertise was wide-ranging and spanned personal injury and workers’ compensation defense to trucking and transportation.  He created F&P’s 24-hour response team that handles the investigation of trucking accidents and caring for the driver. Bob had served as general counsel to the Maryland Motor Truck Association, Restaurant Association of Maryland and the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Maryland.  His devotion to his work and inner drive propelled him to the top of his industry as a recognized leader, especially in transportation law.   Bob was also a much-in-demand speaker and was the author of many legal articles.

A friend and colleague, Bob’s presence is greatly missed at F&P every day.  Rather than looking back with sadness, we honor his legacy by remembering all the good times that were shared.  We know that is what he would have wanted.


11/16/2018: F&P Partners with the Baltimore Claims Associations for Toys for Tots

This holiday season, F&P is once again partnering with the Baltimore Claims Association and participating in Toys for Tots. The program was started in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks when his wife wanted to donate a doll to a child during the holiday season and discovered there were no existing groups or organizations able to assist.  The mission of the program “is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”  Last year, Toys for Tots distributed more than 18 million toys to 7 million children throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

We are accepting voluntary donations until December 5. The drop boxes are located in the reception area on the 6th floor. Please see below for guidelines regarding donations:

  • All toys should be brand new and unwrapped.
  • Toys for Tots does not accept realistic looking weapons, gifts with food or stuffed animals. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
  • Suggested items for pre-teen/teen groups include: (If this is the category you wish to donate to) sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.

Giving back to the community is a core value at F&P, and we are proud to participate in this endeavor.

If you would like more information about Toys for Tots and its mission, please visit www.ToysforTots.org.
Visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page to learn more about the organizations and programs F&P supports.

11/8/2018: Bert Randall to Speak at Roetzel’s Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum

Franklin & Prokopik principal, Bert Randall, is slated to speak on November 15 at Roetzel’s Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum in Cleveland, Ohio. He will be speaking on medical marijuana in a session titled, “The Grass Isn’t Always Greener – Medical Marijuana at Work.” The full-day program offers “legal updates, case studies and panel discussions.”

This networking event unites the Ohio business and corporate counsel communities as well as having leaders from a variety of industries represented. For more information regarding this event, please visit Roetzel’s website at .https://www.ralaw.com/media/events/executive-corporate-counsel-forum-2018-2018-11-15/.


11/1/2018: Franklin & Prokopik Receives Ranking in U.S. News 2019 “Best Law Firms”

Franklin & Prokopik is proud to announce that we have received a ranking in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”  The firm is ranked in the Baltimore Metropolitan Tier 1 for Workers’ Compensation Law and the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Tier 3, also for Workers’ Compensation Law. To be eligible for a ranking, nominees must have at least one lawyer recognized on the Best Lawyers in America list. Principals Bert Randall and Lynn Fitzpatrick, of the Baltimore and Herndon offices respectively, were each awarded the Best Lawyers distinction in Workers’ Compensation for 2018-2019.  Bert was also recognized for Employment Law in 2019.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the Law Firm Leaders Survey, and Best Lawyers peer review.