Tony Troese, firm principal, joined Franklin and Prokopik in April 2012. In addition to his primary practice representing employers and insurers in complex workers’ compensation litigation, Tony advises businesses on secondary strategies to mitigate liability exposure, employment, and labor law compliance and provides assistance in drafting handbooks and workplace policies. Tony has a sterling trial record in front of judges and juries alike and attributes his success to an aggressive approach to litigation defense. He has successfully represented clients of all sizes throughout the litigation process, from administrative agencies to the Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Tony attended the University of Maryland for his undergraduate degree in Government and Politics. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2009 and then spent the first few years of his legal career in private practice with The Law Office of Timothy D. Murnane, P.C., as an associate handling general civil litigation and criminal defense. During this time, he also served as General Counsel for Mortgage Lawyer One assisting homeowners with real estate issues. This work provided Tony with experience doing plaintiff’s work, enabling him to provide unique insight and knowledge into the litigation tactics utilized by successful personal injury attorneys.

Tony prides himself on his communication skills, availability, reliability, and competence. He speaks publicly with frequency, including at F&P seminars, business seminars, legal events, and writes articles for the firm’s workers’ compensation First Report newsletter.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016 – 2021


Tony, a native of the Annapolis area, is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the MSBA Section on Negligence, Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and the Prince George’s County Bar Association.

Tony is active in the local community with a variety of philanthropic organizations, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Living Classrooms, and Books for International Goodwill. Internationally, Tony has been formally recognized as a Lord in the County of Glencoe, Scotland, due to his involvement with environmental conservancy.

Tony enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two daughters as well as some acting through Linda Townsend Management. He is dedicated to a life of learning, engaging in cultural activities through the study of world civilization, history, and philosophy. Tony also has a passion for international travel, spending time in nature, and living an active lifestyle through sports and fitness.