Jessica L. Franklin

Of Counsel

Jessica L. Franklin, Of Counsel based in Dickinson Wright’s Fort Lauderdale office, focuses her practice on general real estate law and contract disputes, including development and construction matters. Jessie provides dispute resolution/litigation, transactional, and project consultation services to Florida’s construction industry. Her clientele includes developers, general contractors, trade contractors, architects, engineers, and property owners in both private development and public construction projects. She also has experience with matters involving the construction of hotels, commercial buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, industrial facilities, transportation structures, condominiums, airports, luxury homes, and more.

Prior to entering the legal field Jessie spent nearly a decade in the real estate industry, working as a real estate agent, eventually obtaining her broker’s license in 2015. A Florida native, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Florida International University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Jessie worked at a prestigious boutique law firm where she co-led the construction practice alongside the firm’s managing partner, acting as outside general counsel for a prominent real estate developer and private clubs, as well as representing a national general contractor involved in various complex multi-party litigations.

Her dispute resolution practice includes mediation, arbitration and litigation in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Jessie’s transactional practice entails the drafting and negotiation of contracts and project management agreements. Her diverse background has had an impact on her deep understanding of commercial and residential real estate, construction, and business in the South Florida area. Jessie leverages her experience in commercial litigation to counsel clients regarding strategy and risk in transactional matters

Education & Credentials


Florida International University

J.D., 2014

Queen’s University

Political Science and Government, 2009
magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Florida

Prominent Assignments

  • Represented Seller of a residential parcel of real property
  • Represented Developer in an action against a General Contractor
  • Negotiated Master Service Agreements
  • Procured favorable resolutions
  • Prevailed in dispositive motions

Professional Involvement

  • Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida
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