Azrael Franz concentrates in personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, fraud litigation, business transactions, estates law and real estate law. The firm, established in 1949, has achieved a prominent reputation in the field of complex injury/wrongful death, including airline crash litigation, assuming a lead role in multi-district litigation. The firm also aggressively pursues corporate and healthcare fraud litigation, computer litigation and class actions throughout the United States in arbitration and court proceedings resulting in substantial recoveries for its clients. The firm counsels developers, banks, professionals and businesses on a wide range of legal issues, including mergers, acquisitions, estate planning, employment discrimination and family law.
Azrael Franz is respected for its professional, thorough, creative and timely approach to the cases it handles. Clients are afforded success-based fee structures as well as the traditional hourly rate model. The firm's size allows it to successfully handle complex litigation and business transactions and litigation on local and national levels, while maintaining control over the quality and effectiveness of its services. All cases are closely supervised with the direct involvement of partners. The controlled growth and low turnover of the attorneys enables the firm to maintain a strong team ethic that translates into the best possible service for its clients and referring attorneys.
The firm's principals are active in community service organizations and have provided pro bono services to a wide range of individuals and groups, including numerous victims' rights organizations.
The firm partners have successfully represented victims and their families in numerous airline disasters, mining disasters, serious and fatal automobile and truck crashes, fraud and other complex corporate litigation and transaction as well as class action.
Recently Keith, Jon and Jud successfully litigated cases against airlines and security companies on behalf of several families who lost loved-ones on September 11, 2001 in One World Trade Center (American Airlines Flight 11) and of several victims who were tragically killed in the Pentagon (American Airlines Flight 77) on that tragic day in American History.
Sadly, in the field of burn law, too many victims succumb to the overwhelming assault that their body endures as a result of their incident. With this in mind, Keith Franz has devoted himself to the establishment of the Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital named for a client of the firm whose life was tragically cut short as a result of severe burns that he sustained in an airline crash. Through his work with burn victims, Keith Franz has developed relationships with some of this country's leading medical authorities on burn injuries. Keith's hands-on approach allows him to provide an exemplary level of service to victims in need of a forceful yet sensitive advocate.