Rebecca Franklin Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Savannah, GA

Franklin Law, LLC
 | 2250 E Victory Dr, Suite 102
Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: 912-335-3305
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

As founder of Franklin Law, LLC, Rebecca Franklin Harris works with clients both locally in Savannah and across the country in cases involving consumer rights and product safety. Her practice also includes cases arising out of trucking accidents, medical malpractice, aviation disasters and premises liability incidents. She currently represents the State of Georgia, along with several other law firms, in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors arising out of the opioid epidemic. 

During her career, she has worked to obtain substantial jury awards and sizable settlements on behalf of her clients in cases against major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, and Nissan, as well as tire manufactures Michelin, Firestone, Continental, and Cooper

She has has recently obtained jury awards for deaths on television and film sets, including a jury verdict in excess of $11.2 million for the parents of a camera assistant who was fatally injured when struck by a train while working. She also represented the mother of stunt performer who was killed while working the set of the television show, The Walking Dead, in which the jury awarded $8.6 million against the show's production company and individuals involved in the production.

As an undergraduate, Mrs. Harris received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2001. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the University of Georgia School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2004. Mrs. Harris is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts.

Mrs. Harris was inducted into the Fulton County Daily Report’s Verdicts Hall of Fame after securing a $16.5 million jury award for an accident caused by a defective tire design by Michelin North America. She was awarded the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award for work on a wrongful death case involving the death of a man while in the care of a drug and alcohol facility. She has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Rebecca routinely speaks at professional seminars on topics such as product liability litigation, pre-trial motions and depositions, and trial advocacy.

 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 10 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2018

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About Rebecca Harris

Admitted: 2004, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://franklinlawllc.com/rebecca-franklin-harris/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • On the Rise: Georgia's Top 40 Under 40, Fulton County Daily Report
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame, Fulton County Daily Report
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pupil, Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • Barrister, Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • Georgia “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers
  • Georgia “Rising Star”, Atlanta Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Georgia 
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Same Song Different Verse - Foot Dragging and Sandbagging Alive and Well: Modern Discovery Abuse Illustrated in Ford Motor Co. v. Tennin   , Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Aviation Case Law Update, The Georgia Flyer, Aviation Section Of The State Bar Of Georgia, 2007
  • "Objection - That Question is a Trap!" Handling Obstructive and Abusive Deposition Tactics, co-authored with Andrew M. Scherffius, State Bar Of Georgia, 2007
  • Expert Cross-Examination in an Auto Tort Case: Practical Pointers from the Young and the Old, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Preparing and Trying a Plaintiff's Road Wreck Case, co-authored with James B. Franklin, General Practice Section ICLE, State Bar Of Georgia, 2007
  • The Poisoned Panel: Voir Dire in a Post Tort Reform Era, co-authored with Andrew M. Scherffius, Auto Torts Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Valuing Life: Concrete Justice or Absolute Fortuity - Implications of Georgia's Choice of Law Rule to the Value of Your Case, co-authored with Andrew M. Scherffius, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Holiday Seminar, 2005
  • Going Through the Motions: Pre-Trial Motions in Product Liability Cases, Product Liability Seminar, State Bar Of Georgia, 2014
  • Running an Efficient Law Office, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Unique Product Liability Issues in Aviation Cases, Product Liability Newsletter, American Association Of Justice, 2011
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Tire Issues in Auto Tort Cases, Co-author With Jed Manton, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Using Evidence of Other Incidents to Prove Your Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Preparing Your Expert for a Product Liability Trial, American Association Of Justice, 2011
  • Lawyers Gone Wild: Obstructive & Abusive Deposition Tactics, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Motions in Limine, ICLE, General Practice Annual Seminar, State Bar Of Georgia, 2013
  • "Gotcha" Games: Defense Trends of Claiming Spoliation and Other Tricks in Product Liability Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • From the Pinto to the Tesla: How the Past will Shape the Future of Automotive Products, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • The Litigation Playground:  Standing Up to Lawyer Bullies, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, LEAD Program, 2017
  • War Stories Seminar, State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting, Speaker, ICLE, 2019
  • "Talking Heads: Depositions and Discovery Obstruction" , Speaker, Lunch and Learn Series - Harris Lowry Manton, 2020

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Bernecker v. Stalwart Films - $8.6 Million verdict involving the death of a stuntman on the set of The Walking Dead television production., 2019
  • Jones v. CSX - $11.2 million jury verdict in favor of the parents of Sarah Jones, a 27-year old camera assistant who was fatally struck by a train while working on the film Midnight Rider based on the life of iconic musician Greg Allman, 2017
  • Chhetri v. Michelin North America et al - $16.5 million verdict against Michelin North America based on defective tire design, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2004
  • University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 2001
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Office Location for Rebecca Franklin Harris

2250 E Victory Dr
Suite 102
Savannah, GA 31404

Phone: 912-335-3305

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