Terry Franklin Featured in Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Member Spotlight in Honor of Black History Month
Partner Terry Franklin was recognized in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Member Spotlight, celebrating Bar leaders in honor of Black History Month. LACBA acknowledged Terry for his more than 25 years of successfully handling complex trust and estates and probate litigation, disputes and appeals, as well as his impact on the community.
Notably, Terry serves on numerous American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) committees where he is dedicated to improving the level of membership and engagement among diverse and minority lawyers. He also serves as Co-President of the Board of Directors of Outfest, the leading LGBTQ arts organization. Terry has been awarded top industry rankings, including “Most Influential Minority Lawyers” by Los Angeles Business Journal; Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth guide in Private Wealth Disputes; Southern California Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America; and Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 for Trusts & Estates Litigation – Los Angeles.
Additionally, last year, Terry was invited to participate in “HistoryMakers,” the nation’s largest African-American oral history project, where his interview about his life achievements and experience will be archived at the Library of Congress. Terry has made it his mission to help “Bend the Arc Of History Towards Justice” through projects related to a 2014 discovery of his fourth great-grandfather’s will that emancipated his fourth great-grandmother, a “mulatto slave,” and their eight children and six grandchildren. Terry has given more than two dozen presentations across the country to lawyer’s associations and history/genealogy groups, as well as working on several writing projects in his spare time, including a novel and a miniseries script, both titled, “The Last Will of Lucy Sutton.”