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Franklin Law Office, P.A.
JONI FRANKLIN

727 N. Waco, Suite 150
Wichita KS 67203
(316) 264-5664

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Franklin Law Office, P.A.

Call : 316-264-5664


PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

In 1997, attorney Joni J. Franklin suffered a severe injury to both arms, which required multiple surgeries. Although she had already begun a career as a workers' compensation attorney, this experience gave her deeper insight into the challenges facing her clients. We understand your fears and concerns, because we have been in your shoes. At the Franklin Law Office, we will listen to your needs and keep you up to date on your situation every step along the way.

WICHITA, KANSAS LABOR LAW ATTORNEY

WICHITA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY

Have you suffered a serious injury at work? Are you no longer able to perform the duties of your job? There are many deadlines and legal requirements regarding workplace injuries. The sooner you call a lawyer, the sooner you can get the help you deserve. At the Franklin Law Office in Wichita, we represent people injured in car and truck accidents throughout the state of Kansas.

If you think you are not being offered a fair settlement, we can help. At the Franklin Law Office, we offer free initial consultations and free settlement evaluations. Don’t get short-changed on your medical and financial benefits. We will help you get the coverage you deserve. Contact us today.

Call : 316-264-5664

WICHITA ATTORNEY JONI J FRANKLIN

Owner/President since 2006
Independent Practitioner since 2003

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Phone: 316-264-5664
Fax: 316-267-6300

While Joni Franklin is an avid world traveler, she is originally from Council Grove, Kansas and has always been a Kansas girl at heart. She attended high school in Kansas City, Kansas and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas State University, and later her law degree from Kansas University.

During law school, Joni studied abroad one semester in Nairobi, Africa where she did relief work for the U.N. in Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zaire. She worked in refugee camps, and helped give nutritional assistance to under-nourished children. As an avid traveler, Joni has continued to travel the world

Joni is very devoted to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and dedicates much of her time and energy to that mission including providing assistance in Washington D.C. during mission day.

Joni is a mother of an active toddler and has a wonderful husband who is also a public servant.

Joni is a married mother of two children. Her oldest is son, Gabe, is eight, and his sister, Lulu, who is six, joined our family at age 6 months when she was adopted from Vietnam.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Labor Law
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • State, Local & Municipal Law

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

  • Due Process Hearings Officer, Kansas State Board of Education, 2013

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Kansas, 1996

EDUCATION

    • Kansas State Board of Education
      • Certified by the Kansas State Board of Education as a Due Process Hearings Officer – 2013
    • Mediation Training
      • Completed 48 hours of mediation training, including core mediation, and domestic law mediation/case management – 2012
    • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts – 2009
      • Major: Completed Program on Negotiation Interest Based Bargaining Course
    • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
      • J.D. – 1996
    • Nairobi Law Institute, Nairobi, Kenya – 1994
      • Honors: Certificate of Course Completion
    • Kansas State University
      • B.A. cum laude – 1993
      • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
      • Major: Psychology with an emphasis in Anthropology

PUBLISHED WORKS

      • Columnist and Reporter for the Bar-o-Meter, Wichita Bar Association’s Publication

CLASSES/SEMINARS

      • Law Day Speaker, giving presentations to local school classes regarding various areas of the law.

HONORS AND AWARDS

      • Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, 2013
      • Completed 48 Hours of Mediation Training, including Core Mediation, and Domestic Law Mediation/Case Management, 2012
      • Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 2005
      • Wichita 40 Under 40, 2003
      • Wichita Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Wichita Bar Association, 2002

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

      • Appointed by the Governor of the State of Kansas as a Kansas Lottery Commissioner , 2004 – 2011
      • Appointed by the Governor as Chairperson of the Kansas Lottery Commission, 2010 – 2011
      • Kansas Bar Association, Trustee at Large, 2005 – 2010
      • Kansas Bar Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer, 2010 – 2011
      • Kansas Bar Foundation, President Elect, 2011 – 2012
      • Kansas Bar Foundation, President, 2012 – 2013
      • Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Association, President Elect, 2002 – 2003
      • Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Association, President, 2003 – 2004
      • Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Young Lawyers Section, ABA Delegate, 2004 – 2005
      • Kansas Bar Association, Delegate to the American Bar Association Multiple Conventions, 2003
      • Kansas Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2000 – 2002
      • Kansas Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2004 – 2007
      • Wichita Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2002 – 2004
      • Wichita Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2001 – 2002
      • Wichita Bar Association, Chairperson, Membership Committee, 2004 – 2013
      • Wichita Bar Association, Chairperson, Membership Committee, 2009 – Present
      • Wichita Young Lawyers, President, 2000 – 2001
      • Wichita Young Lawyers, Social Chairperson, 1998 – 1999
      • Kansas Trial Lawyers Board of Governors, 1998 – 2002
      • Wichita Women Attorneys Association, Membership Chair, 2001 – 2002
      • Wichita Women Attorneys Association KBA (Kansas Bar Association), Liaison, 2002 – Present
      • Wichita Women Attorneys Association, Executive Committee, 2001 – 2006
      • Pro-bono attorney for Wichita Lawyers Who Care (representing economically underprivileged clients), volunteer attorney for the PFA (Protection from Abuse) docket (representing abused spouses and significant others free of charge)
      • Wichita Bar Association’s Publication, Bar-O-Meter, Columnist & Reporter
      • Appointed by Kathleen Babcock as Kansas Disciplinary Hearing Panel member on two panels in 2002, 2004, and 2010. Serve as a judge on a panel of three to determine recommendations to be made to the Supreme Court of Kansas regarding disciplinary matters pending against an attorney in Kansas.
      • Wichita Bar Association, Member
      • Kansas Bar Association, Member
      • American Bar Association, Member
      • Wichita Women’s Attorney’s Association, Member
      • Wichita Bar Association, Women’s Attorney Division, Member
      • Kansas Bar Association, Women’s Attorney Division, Member
      • Wichita Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer
      • Wichita Bar Association, Executive Board Member, 2008 – 2009
      • Wichita Bar Association, Membership Chair, 2009 – Present

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

      • Franklin Law Office, P.A. (owner) 2006 – Present
      • Protection from Abuse Docket/Kansas Legal Services, Wichita, KS Office, 1997 – 2014
      • Alexander, Casey, Dwyer, McPherson & Franklin, Independent Practitioner, 2003 – 2006
      • Kansas Lottery Commissioner, Governor of the State of Kansas, 2005 – Present
      • Alexander, Floodman & Casey, Chtd., Attorney, Partner, 2002 – 2003
      • Render Kamas, L.C., Senior Associate Attorney, 1997 – 2002
      • Prochaska & Scott, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1997
      • Wyandotte & Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Internship, 1995 – 1996

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

      • National Board of Representatives for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2005 – 2006
      • President of the Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2005 – 2006
      • Presidential Citation from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita) in 2000 and 2002
      • Member Board of Trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita), 2001 – 2002
      • Vice President of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita), 2003
      • President of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita), 2004
      • Chairperson of the Wichita Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign 2001 & 2003
      • 1999 Leukemia Society Woman of the Year
      • 2000 Leukemia & Lymphoma committee chairperson for the Man/Woman of the Year
      • Junior League of Wichita, Member, 2002 – 2003
      • Chairperson for 2010, 2011, 2102, and 2013 Arthritis Art Gala, including planning event.
      • Host for the 2003 Annual Arthritis Foundation Gala
      • 1999 Big Heart Award from MDA lock-up event
      • Cystic Fibrosis (Wichita Chapter) volunteer
      • Katelyn’s Hope volunteer and Board of Trustee member 1997-2002 (charity for deaf/blind children)
      • Habitat for Humanity volunteer, 1998
      • Habitat for Humanity volunteer, 2003
      • Member, Humane Society
      • I have been an avid traveler and do yearly presentations about my travels and profession to a few local elementary schools.
      • In 2001 I completed the Chicago Marathon as part of the Team -N- Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
      • Volunteer, St. Thomas Aquinas School lunchroom.
      • Coordinate donations to orphanages in the Phu To province of Vietnam with baby clothes, toys, and formula.
      • Kansas Bar Association Certificate for Pro Bono Commitment, 2002

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

      • Appointed by the Governor of the State of Kansas as a Kansas Lottery Commissioner – 2004-2011
      • Appointed by the Governor as Chairperson of the Kansas Lottery Commission – 2010-2011
      • Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year – 2005
      • Kansas Bar Foundation Trustee at Large – 2005-2010
      • Kansas Bar Foundation Secretary/Treasurer – 2010-2011
      • Kansas Bar Foundation President Elect – 2011-2012
      • Kansas Bar Foundation President – 2012- 2013 (now immediate past president)
      • Elected President Elect of the Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Association in 2002-2003 term, and President in the 2003-2004
        term
      • Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award 2013
      • ABA delegate for the Kansas Young Lawyers Section of the Kansas Bar Association 2004-2005
      • Wichita 40 Under 40 – 2003
      • Kansas Bar Association Delegate to the American Bar Association multiple conventions
      • Trustee for the Kansas Bar Foundation 2000-2002, 2004-2007
      • Elected by the Wichita Bar Association to the Board of Governors 2002-2004
      • 2001-2002, 2004-2013 Chairperson of the Wichita Bar Association Membership Committee, which included heading a charity event to benefit the Orpheum, as well as increase overall membership and attendance of the membership at large
      • 2009-present Chairperson of the Wichita Bar Association Membership Committee, which included organizing the first annual family event, a picnic and event at the Sedgwick County Zoo
      • President of Wichita Young Lawyers 2000-2001
      • Social Chairperson of the Wichita Young Lawyers 1998-1999
      • Kansas Trial Lawyers Board of Governors 1998-2002
      • Wichita Women Attorneys Association membership chair 2001-2002
      • Wichita Women Attorneys Association KBA (Kansas Bar Association) liaison 2002 – present
      • Wichita Women Attorneys Association executive committee 2001- 2006, again responsible for new membership growth.
      • Pro-bono attorney for Wichita Lawyers Who Care (representing economically underprivileged clients), volunteer attorney for the PFA (Protection from Abuse) docket (representing abused spouses and significant others free of charge)
      • Kansas Bar Association Certificate for Pro Bono Commitment 2002
      • Wichita Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Wichita Bar Association 2002
      • Columnist and reporter for the Bar-o-meter (Wichita Bar Association’s Publication)
      • Law Day Speaker, giving presentations to local school classes regarding various areas of the law
      • Appointed by Kathleen Babcock as Kansas Disciplinary Hearing Panel member on two panels in 2002, 2004, and 2010.  Serve as a judge on a panel of three to determine recommendations to be made to the Supreme Court of Kansas regarding disciplinary matters pending against an attorney in Kansas
      • Also member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations, Wichita Women’s Attorney’s Association, Wichita, Kansas, and Kansas Bar Association Women’s Attorney Division
      • Wichita Bar Association Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board Member – 2008-2009, and membership chair from 2009-present

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

      • National Board of Representatives for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  2005-2006
      • President of the Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2005-2006
      • Presidential Citation from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita) in 2000 and 2002
      • Member Board of Trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita) 2001-2012
      • Vice President of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita) 2003
      • President of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Wichita) 2004
      • Chairperson of the Wichita Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign 2001 & 2003
      • 1999 Leukemia Society Woman of the Year
      • 2000 Leukemia & Lymphoma committee chairperson for the Man/Woman of the Year
      • Junior League of Wichita,  member 2002-2003
      • Chairperson for 2010, 2011, 2102, and 2013 Arthritis Art Gala, including planning event.
      • Host for the 2003 Annual Arthritis Foundation Gala
      • 1999 Big Heart Award from MDA lock-up event
      • Cystic Fibrosis (Wichita Chapter) volunteer
      • Katelyn’s Hope volunteer and Board of Trustee member 1997-2002 (charity for deaf/blind children)
      • Habitat for Humanity volunteer 1998 and 2003
      • Member of Humane Society
      • I have been an avid traveler and do yearly presentations about my travels and profession to a few local elementary schools
      • In 2001 I completed the Chicago Marathon as part of the Team -N- Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      • Volunteer at St. Thomas Aquinas School lunchroom
      • Coordinate donations to orphanages in the Phu To province of Vietnam with baby clothes, toys, and formula

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

    • Phi Beta Kappa

Call : 316-264-5664

FIRM OVERVIEW

Kansas Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

Suffering an injury at work can have severe short and long term consequences. Companies, both large and small, have attorneys to protect their financial interests. Who is protecting your rights? At the Franklin Law Office, we can help you get the financial and medical coverage you deserve.

Protect your rights. Call 316-264-5664 today for a free initial consultation.

Attorney Joni J. Franklin has been protecting the rights of injured workers for the past 18 years. Over that time she has served as President of the Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Association as well as the President of Wichita Young Lawyers. In 2005 she was named the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year.

In 1997 Joni experienced the doubts, fears, and concerns of an injured worker herself, as she suffered a severe arm injury. Not only does she understand the law, but she understands first-hand the needs of her clients.

Contingency Payment Plans

We run all of our workers’ compensation and personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you won’t pay attorney’s fees until we collect for you. If you have been injured, you have too many financial and medical concerns to worry about the cost of an attorney. We won’t charge you a penny until you get compensation.

Personalized Workers’ Compensation Representation

If you are no longer able to work due to a major injury, you probably have many questions and concerns. It is only fair that your questions are answered promptly and honestly. At the Franklin Law Office, we treat our clients with the personal respect and care they deserve, handling their legal concerns so they can focus on getting better.

Union and Labor Relations

We understand the financial concerns of our clients, which is why we offer free initial consultations, as well as discounts for all union workers. We also offer free settlement consultations. If you have been offered a settlement, we will go over it with you to make sure that you are getting a fair deal.

Contact Us

No matter what your injury, we can help you make sure you are getting the compensation you are entitled to. At the Franklin Law Office, we will help you understand your options. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Call : 316-264-5664


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