Practice Areas

Azrael Franz concentrates in personal injury, wrongful death cases, business, estate, real estate and trust transactions and matters and commercial litigation

Established in 1949, Azrael Franz has achieved a prominent reputation in the field of complex injury and wrongful death claims, including airline crash litigation, assuming a lead role in multi-district litigation. We aggressively pursue these claims, along with computer and healthcare fraud recoveries throughout the United States in court and arbitration proceedings. Our vigorous representation results in substantial recoveries for our clients. We also vigorously represent clients in pursuing and defending business, real estate and estate other actions.  Azrael Franz counsels banks, businesses, developers, professionals and business owners and their families on business and real estate acquisitions, sales, loans and other transactions, estate and trust planning and administration and other matters.

Azrael Franz is respected for its professional, thorough, creative and timely approach to the cases and matters we handle. Many clients are afforded success-based or flat price fee structures as well as the traditional hourly rate model. Our size and experience allows us to successfully handle complex litigation and business transactions on a local and national level, while maintaining the quality and effectiveness of our services. All cases are closely supervised with the direct involvement of partners. The controlled growth and low turnover of our attorneys and staff enables us to maintain a strong team ethic that translates into the best possible service for our clients and referring attorneys.

Azrael Franz's attorneys are active in community service organizations and have provided services on a pro bono basis to a wide range of individuals and groups, including numerous victims’ rights organizations and other charities.

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In The Media

The Latest Media Updates from Azrael Franz

Keith Franz Discusses Concerns Over Boeing Max Aircraft

Keith Franz Discusses Effect of Shutdown and Possible Aviation Risks

Baltimore GTTF Members Sentenced to Prison

Azrael Franz Stands With Davis Family as Jenkins is Sentenced

Recent Firm News

Keith Franz Interviewed by CBS Concerning Growing Calls to Ground Boeing Max Aircrafts

March 18, 2019

After two fatal plane crashes occurred within a five-month span, there was a growing call for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ground Boeing 737 Max-series aircrafts for public safety reasons but the FAA remained hesitant. On Sunday, March 10th, 157 people were killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, which comes on the heels of the Indonesian Lion Air jet crash into the ocean five months earlier, killing 189…

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Lipowitz, Solter and Azrael Represent Davis Family in Wrongful Death Case Involving Police Corruption

May 17, 2018

Judson Lipowitz, John Solter and Jonathan Azrael, partners at Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, represent the Davis family in a wrongful death case involving 86-year-old Elbert Lee Davis Sr., the victim in a fatal car crash. The driver who struck Davis, Umar Burley, recently had his sentence vacated after an investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department (“BPD”) uncovered evidence of widespread corruption within the Gun Trace Task Force, a…

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Tacoma Amtrak Train Crash

December 22, 2017

On Monday, December 17th, in its inaugural ride on a new higher-speed route between Seattle and Portland, an Amtrak train derailed sending 14 train off the tracks, and some off an overpass, crushing the steel train cars and trapping traffic underneath. CBS News reports that the crash left at least three people dead and roughly 100 injured. Federal investigators have also confirmed that the train was speeding at 80-mph in…

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The Gallery of Art at Azrael Franz

In conjunction with the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts, our firm is pleased to recognize and showcase the outstanding creative talent of high school students throughout Baltimore County by providing this gallery to display their skills. Azrael Franz also provides cash awards to these worthy young artists to encourage their continued efforts.


In the Community

Azrael Franz is a proud supporter of the communities we have served for more than 70 years.  We take great pride in our commitment and support to organizations through community partnerships, sponsorships and direct participation.

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