Our Practice

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Work
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Matrimonial Law 
  • Civil Litigation – Plaintiff & Defendant
  • Criminal Defense 
  • Mental Health Issues 
  • Parentage/Paternity 
  • Real Estate 

Our Approach

At Franklin Law Offices, we are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you to make sure that you understand the choices that are available to you and that you are comfortable and empowered to make them. 

A Team in Your Corner

Randy's years of experience allows him to assemble the expertise necessary for your case.

Legacy of Success

For over 45 years, Franklin Law Offices has a proven track record of success.  

Our Team

Randy W. Franklin



  • Bradley University – Peoria, Illinois, 1967, BS degree Massey 
  • University – Atlanta, Georgia, 1972, Juris Doctor 


  • 1973 – 1979 Cook County Public Defender, Chicago IL 
  • 1979 – 1981 McLennon Nelson Gabriele & Nudo, Park Ridge, IL 
  • 1979 – 2014 Of Counsel Nye & Associates, Chicago, IL 
  • 1981 – 1989 Gabriele & Franklin. Park Ridge, IL 
  • 1991 – 1991 Sklodowski & Franklin, Rosemont, IL 
  • 1991 – 1997 Sklodowski Franklin Puchalski & Reimer, Chicago, IL 
  • 1997 – Present Franklin Law Offices 
  • 2014 – Present Of Counsel Blair Caravelli Irmen Law, Chicago, IL 


  • 1972 Georgia State Bar 
  • 1972 USDC North District-GA 
  • 1973 Illinois State Bar 
  • 1973 USDC North District-IL 
  • 1987 Wisconsin State Bar 


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar  
    • Former Chairman of the Mental Health Law Committee 
  • Wisconsin Bar Association 
  • Georgia Bar Association 
  • Chicago Bar Association  
    • Former Chairman of the Mental Health Law Committee 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 


  •  1981 – 1985 Lecturer at Northeastern Illinois University Center for Exercise Science and Cardiovascular Research
  • 1984-1985 Panelist for Psychiatric and Law Forum at the Institute for Psychoanalysis 
  • 1999 Lecturer at University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, Dept. of Psychology Forensic Forum (Chicago, IL) Continuing Education, President 2000 
  • 2004 – 2007 Lecturer, Waukegan Public Schools, “Political Science and Constitutional Law Issues” 
  • 2005 Lecturer for Life Care Innovations on competency issues, “Competency and Decisional Capacity in Dementia Care”
  • 2006 – 2008 Panelist – Think Tank Seminar, Chicago, IL 
  • 2006 “Couple’s Time Out – Using Controlled Separation”, Allen & Ladden 
  • 2006 “The Effects of Domestic Violence”, Ritz Carlton Hotel 
  • 2007 “The Phenomenon of the Intimate Terrorist”, Ritz Carlton Hotel 
  • 2008 “Assembling Experts as 604(b) and 604.5 Evaluators and Therapists”, Ritz Carlton Hotel 
  • 2008 “What’s Right and What’s Wrong With Prenuptial Agreements?” 
  • 2007 Lecturer at University of Nevada Las Vegas, Business Law class 
  • 2007 Lecturer – Veterans’ Law Conference, “Representation of Veterans’ in Criminal Matters”. At Mayer Brown and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floam, Chicago
  • 2009 Supreme Court of Illinois Training Conference, “Joining Forces: Tackling the Challenges Attorneys face in Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Cases”. 
  • 2012 – 2014 Member of Committee that established the Elder Justice Center in  Cook County 
  • 2017 Trial Advocacy Judge at The John Marshall Law School’s “2017 ABA/JMLS National Criminal Justice Trial Competition” 


  •  Board Member of Council for Youth Services (f/k/a Young Mens’ Jewish Council) 
  • Board Member of Little Mexico-Covenant of the Holy Spirit Board Member of Northeastern Illinois University President’s Advisory Board 
  • Board Member of Northeastern Illinois University School of Business Advisory Board 
  • Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation from Illinois State Bar Association Committee on the Mentally Disabled (Chair 1992-1993) in recognition and appreciation of outstanding leadership and service. 


  •  American Journal of Family Law, “Reflections on the Experience of Representing Children as Appointed Counsel in Divorce Cases”, Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2000