David Franklin joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2021. As a member of the Health Law practice group, David’s civil trial practice focuses on the defense of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physicians, hospitals, correctional facilities and other healthcare and long-term care professionals and organizations.
David has extensive and diverse experience defending clients in both state and federal courts. Throughout his career, David has litigated a variety of matters including insurance defense, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, products liability, trucking and automobile accidents, construction defects, family law matters, workers compensation and contract disputes.
David also has thorough appellate knowledge and understanding, having formerly served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Roy L. Richter and the Honorable Lisa P. Page on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
David is very active and engaged in the St. Louis area. In 2018, David was elected to the Webster Groves City Council. In 2020, David was elected as the Democratic Committeeman to the Jefferson Township. For almost a decade, David has served on the Board of Payback, Inc., a local non-profit that promotes and fosters restorative justice for youth charged with non-violent crimes.
Outside of the office, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Annie, and his large extended family. David loves to bike, cook and play any board game.
J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies, Marquette University
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Member, Missouri Bar Leadership Academy (2021-2022)
Councilmember, Webster Groves City Council (Elected 2018)
Jefferson Township Democratic Committeeman (Elected 2020)
President, Payback, Inc., Board of Directors (2018–2021)
David was a clerk with the Honorable Roy L. Richter and the Honorable Lisa P. Page, both of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.