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Charles R. Franklin - Northfield, IL

181 Waukegan RoadSuite 205 Northfield, IL 60093

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Updated: 07/05/2022

Northfield Commercial Litigation Lawyer

About Charles R. Franklin

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance


  • 85%


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Casualty Adjuster Association of Chicago (Past President)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Member)
  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program (Arbitrator)
  • North Suburban Bar Association
  • Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
  • National Association of Appraisers
  • Provisors
  • Professional Executives Networking Group (PENG)
  • Trusted Advisors Council (TAC)
  • Illinois Association of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
  • Claims Association of Greater Chicago


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    Juris Doctor
    Law Review: University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, Associate Editor and Research Editor, 1979 - 1980
  • University of Michigan, 1976
    Major: Asian Studies

Classes and Seminars

  • Frequent Speaker on Insurance Topics
  • The Three C’s – CANDOR, CONTRITION, COOPERATION – When Your License is at Stake! – ICAP, NAA Appraiser Focus (1st Quarter, 2016)


Other Sources of Feedback About Charles R. Franklin

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Charles R. Franklin on Super Lawyers


  • AV® Preeminent™ as rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top Rated Lawyer by Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters



Office Information


181 Waukegan RoadSuite 205 Northfield, IL 60093


  • 847-501-5390



  • Common Real Estate Jargon – Illinois Homes
  • The Value of a Good Appraiser – Illinois Times
  • FHA Discrimination Actions
  • Illinois Policyholder Counsel Group – April 2017

Representative Cases

  • City of Dixon v. Crundwell, et al.
  • Sagar Megh, et al. v United National
  • Jewelers Mutual v. Firstar Bank
  • Office Furnishings v. American Family
  • Stapleton v. Darata

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