Franklin, Terrence M.
Address: 350 S. Grand Avenue Suite 3500, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Lawyer Firm: Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise
|Areas of Practice||Trust and Estate Litigation, Conservatorship Litigation|
Terrence M. Franklin is a seasoned attorney with nearly a quarter century of experience handling trust and estates and probate litigation, disputes and appeals. His breadth of experience underscores the firm’s long-standing reputation and the reason clients turn to the firm for complex cases involving significant dollar amounts.
Mr. Franklin has extensive trial and appellate experience, including successful published appeals and the landmark Moeller case, which was brought before the California Supreme Court. 16 Cal. 4th 1124.
An active member of the trusts and estates legal community, he serves on the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), where he is committed to improving the level of membership and engagement among diverse and minority lawyers. He is working with ACTEC to develop strategies to make the trust and estates practice area more attractive to minority law students and young attorneys, and was instrumental in developing a diversity and inclusivity mission statement for ACTEC, and a fellowship to support potential future fellows in the college. In addition, Mr. Franklin serves on the Board of Regents of ACTEC, the California Membership Committee, and the Fiduciary Litigation Committee.
Mr. Franklin is a member of the Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Section; former Council Member and Supervisory Council Member for the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group; Former Vice Chair of the Practice Group Management; and Former Chair of the Ethics and Malpractice Committee.
Mr. Franklin is frequently called upon as a speaker to national, state and local estate planning, trust, and probate groups, such as ACTEC, ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, and USC Probate and Trust Conference, where he is also a long-standing Planning Committee member.
Mr. Franklin was ranked by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide in the Private Wealth Disputes category for 2017 and 2018. He has been named to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2005, and has been included on the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2011. Mr. Franklin was also named Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in 2016 for Trusts & Estates Litigation -Los Angeles which is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.
Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Franklin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and obtained his Bachelors of Science from Northwestern University. Prior to Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise, he practiced with the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster and as a partner at Ross, Sacks & Glazier, LLP.
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