Joel A. Franklin

(502) 589-4440


Prior to joining Goldberg Simpson, Mr. Franklin was an Assistant Metro Louisville Public Defender. During his tenure at the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Franklin represented clients faced with felony charges, including: murder, kidnapping, robbery, and burglary. In addition to representing clients charged with criminal offenses, he also litigated cases in the Jefferson County Family Court.

Mr. Franklin is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Louisville, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors in 2004. In 2013 Mr. Franklin graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is certified to practice in Western District of Kentucky (2017).

While in law school, Mr. Franklin was a member of the school’s Moot Court Society. He represented his school in an American Bar Association Moot Court Competition in Boston, Massachusetts. He also started a local chapter of the Federalist Society and brought in several prominent speakers such as: Alan Gura, Scott Bullock, and Christina Hoff Sommers.


Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2013

University of Louisville, B.A. in Political Science with Honors, 2004


Western District of Kentucky (2017)


The Medical Malpractice area has extensive experience in medical negligence law and has had great success in this complicated field of litigation with settlements and verdicts totaling millions of dollars. Case experience includes birth injuries, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, failure to foresee and prevent heart attacks, infection cases, surgical negligence and prescription errors and more. A full range of services is provided in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Franklin, Fayette, Warren, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Owen, Henry, Scott, Anderson, Woodford, Spencer, and many other counties in Kentucky. Learn more

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