Franklin R. Harrison is a Founding Partner with the Firm. His primary areas of practice are real estate, business and education law. Mr. Harrison heads the Firm’s real estate department and is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an Education Law attorney.
Mr. Harrison earned both his J.D. and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida, where he was elected President of Florida Blue Key and the University of Florida Hall of Fame.
Mr. Harrison has served as Chairman of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, Chairman of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Florida School Board Attorney’s Association, President of the Bay County Bar Association, and as a member of the 14th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission.
Mr. Harrison is a member of the Council of School Attorneys of the National School Boards Association; the Education Law Section of the Florida Bar; and the Education Law Association. He is admitted to practice in Florida and the federal courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. In addition to his real estate work Mr. Harrison serves as the Board Attorney for the School Board of Bay County, a position he has held since 1979. Mr. Harrison received the Florida School Boards Association’s Richard “Spike” Fitzpatrick Award in 2010, was voted one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend in 2010, was awarded the Lauren Merriam Memorial Award by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce in 2011, and received the C. Graham Carothers Award of Excellence from the Florida School Board Attorneys Association in 2013.