Joe Franco is an experienced trial lawyer who represents his clients with passion and tenacity. With his tireless work ethic and commitment to excellence, Joe has obtained outstanding results in some of the firm’s most complex and challenging cases. Joe has successfully tried multi-million dollar cases, and adeptly handled all aspects of discovery, motion and appellate practice. Although his practice currently focuses on complex civil litigation, Joe has significant experience in the areas of legal malpractice and insurance coverage disputes.
Joe has been recognized as a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers for the past three years.
Prior to joining Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, Joe practiced complex civil litigation at a boutique trial litigation firm in Portland, Oregon. Joe graduated magna cum laude from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where he was an editor for the law review and published articles on the subjects of interstate commerce and arbitration law. The law school faculty and staff selected Joe as a member of the Cornelius Honor Society on the basis of superior scholarship, leadership and contribution to the law school community.
Prior to attending law school, Joe worked for the State of Oregon, inspecting long-term care facilities and investigating cases of abuse and neglect of disabled citizens.