The Law office of Austin E. Franklin, PLLC, is dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law. Mr. Franklin has acquired extensive experience practicing before federal, state and administrative courts. He began his legal career in private practice as an associate at a small personal injury law firm located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. As an associate attorney, Mr. Franklin practiced in the areas of class action litigation and employment law.
Mr. Franklin subsequently served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General. As an Assistant Illinois Attorney General, he represented the State of Illinois and its agencies before state, federal, and administrative courts in a variety of cases. He represented the state in a wide-range of legal matters, defending the State and its employees in actions that involved, but were not limited to civil rights violations, medical malpractice claims, wrongful death matters, and personal injury cases.
Further, Mr. Franklin served as a Magistrate for the 24th Judicial District of Virginia where he routinely conducted judicial hearings.
Mr. Franklin earned her bachelors degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, completing his degree with honors. He obtained his law degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota where he served as Vice President of the Black Law Students Association. As a law student, Austin served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Chief Judge, Michael J. Davis of the Federal District of Minnesota. He also served as a law clerk for the Hennepin County Public Defenders Office located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Attorney Austin E. Franklin is a member of the Illinois Bar. The practice of immigration law is a federal matter, which allows Mr. Franklin the ability to represent companies and individuals without regard to where they are located. Mr. Franklin is allowed to represent individuals before USCIS, the Department of Labor and other government agencies no matter where they are located. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the American Bar Association.