Fred Franklin is Managing Director of Rogers Towers, Attorneys at Law, and Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department with his practice concentrated in the areas of complex commercial litigation, land use litigation and negligence litigation. His experience includes the representation of banks and federal banking agencies involving the workout and foreclosure of commercial and real estate loans, litigating title insurance claims and other real estate matters.

Fred is a former prosecutor and previously served as General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville and its independent agencies, including the Jacksonville Port Authority, the Jacksonville Electric Authority, the Duval County School Board and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. As general counsel, he was the chief legal officer for Jacksonville’s consolidated government.

Fred has been a Board Member of many non-profit organizations, including Flagler Hospital, St. Vincent’s Health System, The Bolles School, the Jacksonville Port Authority, the Jacksonville Economic Development Council, and the Florida Bar Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Gator Bowl Association.