Ferdie F. Franklin is a named partner of WFBM, and  saw  the firm grow from 9 lawyers to 80 in 20+ years.  He has been representing and counseling clients on a variety of legal matters since 1975.  Ferdie is an experienced trial attorney and has tried both jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in a number of venues in the state.

Ferdie's jury trial experience includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants and trying different types of cases, encompassing products liability, environmental claims, toxic exposure, employment matters, and a variety of business cases.   He served as part of the litigation team and National Coordinating Counsel (NCC) for a national distributor of dietary supplements. 

He has represented a number of manufacturers and suppliers in product liability cases alleging various medical issues and bodily injuries.  He has represented clients at arbitrations and administrative proceedings, as well as in front of various government agencies. His broad experience underlies a rare ability to analyze legal problems and execute or direct the best approaches to solving these problems.  Ferdie is Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated.
Contact Information
Email: ffranklin@wfbm.com
T: 714.634.2522
F: 714.634.0686
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles
(B.A. 1969)

California State University,
Long Beach (M.A. 1971)

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
(J.D. 1974)

Law Review and Dean's List
State Bar of California

Orange County Bar Association
California (1974)

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

United States District Court,
Central, Southern, Eastern and
Northern Districts of California
Areas of Practice
Business, Commercial and
Real Estate Litigation