Mr. Franse is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a director in the Rodey Law Firm, and the Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, practicing with a particular interest in professional malpractice defense, medical malpractice defense, product liability, personal injury defense, entertainment and sports law.
During law school, he was the University of New Mexico representative to the American Bar Association – Law Student Division 1985-1987, and an honor student.
Mr. Franse has jury trial experience in both the state and federal courts. He has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating.
Mr. Franse is listed in Chambers & Partners- America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of Litigation: General and Commercial and Litigation: Medical Malpractice and Insurance Defense. Chambers says its sources noted his charisma, plain-spoken style, hard work and trial skills.
Mr. Franse is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in commercial litigation, legal malpractice law (defendants), product liability litigation (defendants) and professional malpractice law (defendants). He is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for his expertise and experience in professional liability defense. In addition, the 2011-2019 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers list Mr. Franse as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico. Mr. Franse is also listed in Benchmark Litigation-The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys for his experience and expertise in healthcare law, professional liability law, product liability and personal injury law.
Mr. Franse was named Albuquerque Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year for 2016 and 2020 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Franse was named Albuquerque Product Liability Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2019 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Franse was named Albuquerque Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2015 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Franse was named Albuquerque Product Liability Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Franse was named Albuquerque Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year-2011 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Franse was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico’s “Best of the Bar” for 2010.
Mr. Franse was recently admitted as a member of the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts.
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
- Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
- State Bar of New Mexico
- American Bar Association
- Albuquerque Bar Association
- University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1987)
- University of New Mexico (B.U.S., 1984)