Rebecca Franklin Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Savannah, GA

Franklin Law, LLC
 | 340 Eisenhower Dr, Suite 230
Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: 912-335-3305
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of Franklin Law, LLC, Rebecca Franklin Harris works with clients in Atlanta, Savannah and throughout the state of Georgia regarding consumer rights and product safety. In addition to dangerous consumer products, her personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice has included cases arising out of motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, and premises liability incidents such as inadequate security. During her career, she has obtained several sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of her clients. In one highly publicized case involving a fatal accident during the filming of a motion picture, along with her husband, Jeffrey Harris of Harris Lowry Manton LLP, obtained 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.

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. In 2014, she was one of the attorneys presented with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award for her 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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (60%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Civil Litigation (10%)

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, Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 10 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 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, 2012
  • Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • On the Rise: Georgia's Top 40 Under 40, Fulton County Daily Report, 2014
  • Pupil, Lumpkin Inn of Court, 2003
  • Georgia “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame, Fulton County Daily Report, 2014
  • Barrister, Lumpkin Inn of Court, 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • 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
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Chhetri v. Michelin North America et al - $16.5 million verdict against Michelin North America based on defective tire design, 2013
  • 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
  • Desmond v. Narconon of Georgia - Settlement of a wrongful death case involving the death of a 28 year old man whiile in the care of a drug and alcohol facility run by the Church of Scientology, 2013
  • Mundy v. Ford Motor Company et al - $40 Million verdict involving defective transmission in Ford Explorer causing it to shift out of park and paralyzing Jessica Mundy, largest verdict in Georgia in 2009

Educational Background:

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

340 Eisenhower Dr
Suite 230
Savannah, GA 31406

Phone: 912-335-3305

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Last Updated: 12/18/2018

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