Jamie Franklin joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law clinical faculty in August 2020 as Supervising Attorney of the Civil Litigation Clinic. Her practice areas include employment discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour law, qui tam (False Claims Act) litigation, consumer law, class actions, and other complex litigation.
Jamie works with an amazing group of law students who bring to the clinic a high level of enthusiasm, energy, and commitment to our clients. The clinic's paralegal, Suzanne Blaz, is unparalleled in her level of experience and skill.
From 2011 to 2020, Jamie owned and operated the Franklin Law Firm in Chicago, where she litigated extensively in federal and state courts nationwide on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of employment discrimination, class actions, wage and hour law, employee benefits, consumer law, whistleblower litigation, oil and gas royalties, and historic preservation law. Her goal was to provide the highest level of legal representation to those who were historically outmaneuvered in the legal arena. She also successfully resolved many employment disputes in mediation and arbitration and handled numerous appeals.
Before starting her own firm, Jamie was a partner and an associate at Meites, Mulder, Mollica & Glink, a boutique plaintiff-side firm in Chicago that specialized in employment matters, class actions, and consumer law. Prior to that, she practiced consumer law at Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin.
Jamie is a member of the Illinois State Bar and the federal Trial Bar, and she is admitted to numerous federal circuit and district courts. She is rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer each year since 2017.