July 19, 2021
Jesse O Franklin IV Named to the Washington 2021 Super Lawyers List
We are pleased to announce that Jesse O Franklin IV Partner at Schlemlein Fick & Franklin has be...
Mr. Fick's practice focuses on commercial litigation and business transactions. Mr. Fick has litigated a large number of cases ranging from personal injury and product liability to title/escrow. His litigation work includes representing manufacturers, real estate developers, and companies in a wide variety of commercial disputes. Some of these matters include, but are not limited to: commercial carrier liability, title and escrow claims, product failure claims, roof/structural collapse, trade secret litigation, fire loss, defect claims, toxic torts and personal injury. Mr. Fick has also assisted clients with commercial and residential real estate transactions, including condominium and multi–family development.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Fick worked in the construction industry, real estate sale and development, and the timber industry. Mr. Fick grew up on his family's livestock ranch near Eugene, Oregon, where they raised pure bred cattle and champion cutting horses. While at the University of Oregon, Jim played football his freshman year. In his free time, Jim participates in a wide range of outdoor activities including mountaineering, hiking, and traditional archery. On any given weekend Jim can usually be found hiking in the Cascade mountains with his friends. In fact, Jim summited Mt. Rainier on July 1, 2017 with one of his sons and some of his closest friends. Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and three children on the family farm where they raise horses, goats, chickens, turkeys and Italian honeybees. They also have a few dogs and cats running about.
Alternative and Early Dispute Resolution
Construction Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Companies
Consumer Protection Litigation
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
Willamette University, College of Law, 1997, J.D.
University of Oregon, 1992, B.S.
Member, Family of Korean War Veterans Council of Rangers
King County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Speaker, "Is the Mold Rush the New Litigation Gold Rush?" (2001)
Author/Speaker, "Emerging Issues in Washington Indoor Air Quality and Toxic Mold Litigation," National Business Institute (2002)
Author "Attention Washington Property Owners and Developers: You may be a General Contractor Without Knowing It"
Author "Recent Washington Cases Make LLC Dissolution a Potential Trap"