Holland & Knight LLP
Joe Franco is a trial attorney who specializes in complex commercial litigation and has substantial experience in cases involving breach of contract, unlawful trade practices, securities fraud, protection of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, legal malpractice and insurance coverage. Joe strives to favorably resolve cases for his clients in an efficient and economical manner, which will often result in settlement prior to trial. But if a case must go to trial in order to achieve justice – Joe embraces the opportunity. Joe has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases, and has successfully tried jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations to verdict.
Among his trial accomplishments, Joe has:
Joe is also dedicated to giving back to our community and improving the legal profession. Joe served on the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism, which was founded by the Oregon State Bar to promote the professionalism, equality and efficiency of Oregon's judicial branch of government. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Multnomah Bar Foundation, which strives to increase the public's understanding of the legal system, promote civic education and improve the quality and administration of the legal system. In 2018, Joe was selected to receive the Multnomah Bar Association’s Award of Merit, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the MBA's mission of promoting justice through service, education and leadership to the MBA, legal profession and community.