About Us


Welcome to H. Lehman Franklin, P.C., a Statesboro law firm setting new standards combatting blue collar hardships. When you need the very best legal representation, H. Lehman Franklin, Jr., and Kim Ward will fight aggressively on your behalf to protect your rights.
Our practice areas are wide ranging, ensuring that no matter what kind of challenges you face, you have the expert defense you need.

• Personal Injury
• Bankruptcy
• Wrongful Death
• DUI Defense
• Nursing Home Neglect
• Vehicle Accident
• Insurance Disputes

What Kind of Injuries Are We Experienced In?

• Auto/Truck/Pedestrian Injuries
• Motorcycle/Bicycle Injuries
• Boat/Airplane/Train Injuries
• Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers
• Permanent Injuries
• Dog Bites
• Burn Injuries
• Premises Liability
• Nursing Home/Hospital Injuries
• Brain/Back/Neck Injuries
• Defective Product Injuries
• Slip & Falls


We all face financial challenges at some point in our lives. There’s no amount of careful planning that can predict life’s bigger surprises, such as medical emergencies or personal strife. In the fallout of such events, you may need assistance to pay mounting bills.
We are a debt relief agency, helping residents of Georgia and beyond overcome their financial hardships. Allow us to lend our decades of experience fighting bankruptcy cases when you need it most.
Short of filing for bankruptcy, maybe you need to pay off bills from accidents or injuries incurred at the fault of another. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney with the experience and competence to take every measure to protect your rights—both inside the courtroom and out.


H. Lehman Franklin, Jr., has over 30 years of experience under his belt, providing an intricate understanding of the legal procedures necessary to develop a winning strategy for your case. Kim Ward has been with the firm since 2003, bringing years of her own experience to the table.
Our attorneys work alongside a capable and dedicated support staff, ensuring that all client interactions run smoothly and to your satisfaction. As a team, our only aim is to provide you the best representation possible.


Our history of fighting for people like you dates back decades. H. Lehman Franklin, Jr., opened his law firm in the Bank of Statesboro building (East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia) in November 1968. In 1973, the firm moved to its present location at 127 North Main Street.

Over the years, the firm has served the citizens of Statesboro, Bulloch County, Brooklet, Sylvania, Savannah, and other areas of the state. Our concentrations are in bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death, DUI defense, nursing home neglect, and vehicle accidents.

An Expanding Firm

Kimberly S. Ward joined the firm in 2003 and has been a dedicated and effective participant in all areas of the firm’s practice. During recent years, the firm has reorganized and/or eliminated millions of dollars in consumer debt, providing relief and a new start for overly indebted and stressed-out consumers.

Our team also works for business owners in need of relief. The firm has reorganized and/or eliminated millions of dollars in debt for business debtors and farming operations, enabling these businesses to continue to operate and restructure their debt. Careful debt restructuring allows these businesses to perform as viable economic enterprises in their communities.

Settling Cases to Your Satisfaction

Let’s face it: Bad things can often happen to good people. Our firm takes a great deal of pride in representing individuals who have been injured or overburdened through no fault of their own. We settle the majority of our cases to the satisfaction of clients, while taking the remainder of our cases through litigation to final verdicts.

Many of the firm’s new cases are “repeat” clients or referrals from other satisfied clients. Defendants in these cases have included trucking companies, hospitals, nursing homes, as well as ordinary drivers of all ages and walks of life. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in other areas of civil litigation as well, such as contract disputes and litigation with credit card companies.

Maintaining a Gold Standard for Legal Practice

When it comes time to choose your attorney, you want representation that’s not just knowledgeable, but stands as an exemplary model in the legal field.

H. Lehman Franklin, P.C., has an incredibly favorable reputation throughout the legal community, having earned an AV Preeminent® rating. Such a rating is the highest standard one can achieve among their peers in this field, signifying professional excellence and unflappable ethical standards.


Our team isn’t content to do the bare minimum in fighting your case. We aim to go the extra mile–every time. It’s a commitment we take very seriously. So, when you have been injured, are thinking of filing bankruptcy, or if you have been sued, choose an attorney who not only knows your rights but will fight for them tooth and nail.

What kind of cases do we normally handle?

  • Personal Injury Attorneys: Such cases may be related to medical malpractice, slip and falls, vehicle accidents, and a multitude of other accidents. The common factor is that these accidents are always sustained at the fault of another.
  • Bankruptcy Attorneys: Perhaps the bills are piling up because of a divorce or an unexpected medical crisis. No matter the case, file bankruptcy with our team to get the relief that you deserve.
  • Wrongful Death Attorneys: No amount of money can replace the life of a loved one wrongfully killed by another’s negligence. However, this money can help you pay for medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of income.
  • DUI Defense Attorneys: A DUI can lead to up to 12 months of jail time in the state of Georgia. We want to help you avoid criminal charges in these cases, while continually fighting for your freedoms.
  • Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys: Neglect can mean physical or mental abuse towards your loved one. Speak out for them when they can’t speak out for themselves.
  • Auto Accident Attorneys: If a car accident was another driver’s fault, why should you be left with huge repair bills? Filing a case can help you find justice, paying for leftover bills in the process.
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
DUI Defense
Nursing Home Neglect
Vehicle Accident


Through the decades, the H. Lehman Franklin, P.C., team has fought cases like yours in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Brooklet, Sylvania, Savannah, and beyond. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you’re interested in learning more about our legal services and attorneys.
During your consultation, we’ll briefly review your case to see if we can help. If we can take on your case, we’ll start deliberating a course of action right away. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation!