Andrea M. Franklin

707 SE 3rd Avenue, 5th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Phone:  954.763.3200 ext. 1125

E-mail: andrea.franklin@petersonbernard.com 

Andrea M. Franklin is a 2009 graduate of Florida International University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in political science. Andrea received her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law in 2013.
 
Andrea has practiced law specializing in personal injury protection, general liability and property insurance litigation. Prior to entering the field of insurance litigation, Andrea interned as a judicial clerk in the Felony Division of Miami-Dade County. She worked as a legal intern representing indigent minors in family court and immigration proceedings. She was assistant to the Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at FIU’s College of Law. Andrea was also a member and editor for FIU Law Review. She was a staff member of a U.S. senatorial campaign in 2010. She was a speaker at the 2010 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference where she presented her theory and method of teaching writing organization to second-language college students. She was first published during her second year of law school in a two-part series on the intricacies of discovery in complex international litigation. She was subsequently published in FIU’s Law Review for her extensive research on the legality of red-light-camera programs.
 
She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2013 and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 2014.

State/Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar, Member in Good Standing, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2014

Education/Background

  • Florida International University, Bachelor of Science, 2009
  • Florida International University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Florida International University Law Review
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

Publications

  • “Police Powers for Sale: Red Light Enforcement Sold to the Foreign Bidder,” Author, 8 FIU L. Rev. 137.
  • “From the Most Powerful Discovery Weapon to the Most Flippant Warfare: 28 U.S.C. Section 1782 Revisited,” Co-Author, Akerman Senterfitt Publication, 2012 (re-published two-part series for Law360, a LexisNexis publication)
  • “The Colorful Side of Writing: Helping Students Visualize Writing Organization,” Author & Presenter, Southeastern Writing Center Association Florida Conference (March 5-6, 2010)