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Todd Franks

Franks Law Office PC

Todd Franks is the managing shareholder of the Phoenix, Arizona law firm FRANKS, LAW OFFICE, P.C.  His area of emphasis is Family Law, including, but not limited to traditional divorce and post-Decree litigation services, related appellate practice, preparation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, and resolution of torts arising out of marital and cohabitation relationships.Mr. Franks also provides services as an arbitrator and mediator.

He previously served as a Judge Pro Tem of Maricopa County Superior Court and maintains an AV rating from Martindale & Hubbell.  Mr. Franks is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Superlawyers and Arizona Superlawyers.  The November 1985 Arizona Living Magazine poll of attorneys listed Mr. Franks as one of Arizona's seven leading domestic relations practitioners.

He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975, and obtained his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.  He also attended the Wharton School and Fels School of Public and Urban Policy at University of Pennsylvania as a Samuel S. Fels Fellow.  

Mr. Franks is twice a past Chair of the Family Law Council of Community Property States (1996 - 1997 and 2005 - 2006).  He also served two terms as Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Family Law Section.Mr. Franks has been a frequent guest lecturer and author for the Family Law Council of Community Property States, the Arizona Judicial College, the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Domestic Relations Section and privately sponsored legal education seminar companies.  He was a member of the original Arizona Governor's Child Support Guideline Committee and previously served as an appointee by the Arizona Governor to the Domestic Relations Committee (a bipartisan committee of citizens, legislators and judges to revise domestic relations laws), where he served as the Chair of the Creditors Issues Work sub-committee through the Arizona Administrative Office of Court.  Through the Creditor Issues Work group, Mr. Franks (and the other workgroup members) secured passage of legislation excluding certain support obligations from homestead and other exempt property exemptions allowed to debtors.