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Herbert Hoover Franks

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Herb Franks grew up on a dairy farm in Marengo, Illinois. And as a young man working early and long hours milking cows, he knew he wanted more out of life.

So he became a lawyer—but he didn’t forget his roots. Franks Gerkin McKenna, the law firm he started, is actually located on that same farmland where Herbert used to milk cows.

Herb began his law career in 1961, and was a partner in a law firm in Rockford, Illinois. He won the first million dollar jury verdict in McHenry County. After winning this case and others, he opened his first office in Marengo. His legacy in McHenry County is distinguished and undeniable. He was the only president of the Illinois State Bar Association to come out of McHenry County.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Just had a case where the insurance carrier told the client that Wisconsin Law applied and made an offer based on Wisconsin Law. I studied the facts and determined Wisconsin Law did not apply and was able to get the client more than five time their offer.

How did you build a successful practice?
Listen to the client and if they are right, fight hard for them. If client is wrong be direct ( don't mince words) and then reach a favorable result.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Someone who is competent, hears what the client wants and then tells them honestly what a reasonable outcome should be.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Having been in practice over 50 years, and having a group of experienced lawyers, we can often predict the outcome of a case based on our experience and knowledge of the local judge. See my list of Bar work. Ow ofhce has the respect of Judges.

Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerFranks, Gerkin & McKennaMarengo, ILPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Washington College of Law, American UniversityJ.D. Law School1961  
Roosevelt UniversityBachelors1954
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Illinois1961
  • Member | Illinois State Bar Association
    Member | McHenry County Bar Association
    Member | Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Member | Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Honoree | Illinois Leading Lawyer Network | 2010
    Honoree | Illinois State Bar Association | 2002
    Honoree | Illinois Bar Foundation | 2002
    Honorary Doctor of Human Letters | Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
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    Mary Doe vs. Trucking Company | Recovered $1,200,000

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    John Doe Vs. Employer | $960,000

  • Florida Law & Practice | Law Partition | 1960
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(1961) Licensed as Attorney in Illinois. Verified with Illinois State Bar Association.September 20, 2019

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Marengo, IL 60152
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