Joshua "Josh" Franklin

Franklin Soto Leeds LLP

Recognized since 2023

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Josh Franklin is a business trial lawyer who has tried nearly fifty jury trials in his career. His practice focuses on insurance coverage/bad faith litigation and business litigation. In the area of insurance coverage, Josh regularly represents policyholders in matters arising out of an array of insurance policies, including directors and officers liability (D&O), errors and omissions (E&O), employment practices liability (EPL), commercial general liability (CGL), and cyber. Josh has litigated insurance coverage disputes involving the duty to defend, the right to independent counsel, bad faith claims handling, and other coverage issues. Josh also represents businesses in disputes alleging breach of contract and business torts, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition.

Josh’s prior experience includes litigating complex civil cases with Arnold & Porter LLP and serving as a Deputy District Attorney in the Economic Crime Unit of the Denver District Attorney’s Office. He has tried a wide variety of cases, ranging from insurance bad faith to securities fraud to first-degree murder, among others.

He is admitted to practice in California, Colorado, and New York.

  • 444 West C Street, Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D., graduated 2000
  • Fordham University, B.A., graduated 1996
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2009
  • Colorado, 2000
  • New York, 2015
State Clerkships
  • Colorado - Supreme Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance


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