E. Philip Franke, III

Franke, E. Philip III E. Philip Franke, III

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
SunTrust Bank Building
Suite 2100
120 E. Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 230-3815
Fax: (410) 230-3801
E-mail: epf@bbsclaw.com


E. Philip Franke III, an owner and partner in the firm, specializes in defending physicians and other health care providers against malpractice claims. His experience in this area spans more than twenty-five years defending healthcare professionals before juries in Maryland Circuit and Federal Courts. Mr. Franke also regularly represents healthcare providers before state licensing agencies and peer review boards.

A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Franke has an AV rating by Martindale Hubble. He has been selected to appear in the 2007-present volumes of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of medical malpractice law, and he is listed in the 2008-present issues of Maryland Super Lawyers ® magazine. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  A member of the Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., he has served on its Executive Committee as chairman of both the Negligence and Insurance Committee and the Professional Liability Committee.

Mr. Franke has been invited to testify on numerous occasions before the Maryland legislature on proposed legislation affecting civil litigation generally and medical malpractice claims specifically. He also has appeared before numerous groups of healthcare professionals to discuss liability issues and risk management.


Areas of Practice:
Defense of Professional Malpractice Claims
Representation of physicians and other professionals
 before licensing agencies and peer review boards
Product liability defense
Appellate Practice
Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions:
Maryland, 1983
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1984

University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 1983)
University of Virginia (B.A., 1977)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
Fellow, Baltimore City Bar Foundation
American Board of Trial Advocates

Past Employment Positions:
Anderson, Coe & King, LLP, Associate and Partner, 1984-2008

Birth Information:
Baltimore, Maryland