July 19, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Jesse O Franklin IV Partner at Schlemlein Fick & Franklin has be...
Mr. Franklin has been recognized annually since 2007 by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in construction law, including construction litigation. Jesse assists private individuals and companies, and public entities with drafting, negotiating and enforcing design, engineering and construction agreements. Through the years Jesse has advised on issues involving private homes, vacation properties, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, data centers, an Aker H-3 propulsion assisted semi-submersible oil rig, office buildings and towers, public schools and facilities, and public facilities including bridges and art museums.
In addition to advising clients on design and construction related matters, Jesse assists with commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims.
Prior to joining Schlemlein Fick & Franklin PLLC, Jesse practiced law at K&L Gates (f/k/a Preston Gates & Ellis) for 29 years, and prior to K&L Gates, Jesse was a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Criminal Division for five years where he spent two years working with the Sexual Assault Unit.
Washington State and Federal Courts, 1983
Alaska State Courts, 2006
Colorado State Courts, 1983 [Inactive 2014]
Idaho State Courts, 2007
Oregon State Courts, 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1984
Seattle University (Class President), 1983, J.D.
University of Washington, 1978, B.A.
1999 University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame Member
1977 Varsity Rowing Team (1977 Henley Royal Regatta - Grand Challenge Cup)
2014 Mentor of the Year Young Lawyers Division - King County Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Archdiocesan Review Board
Washington Rowing Stewards
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Board President, 2017 - Present