Franz Borghardt practices criminal defense and civil rights law in Louisiana federal, state and municipal courts. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and the Trial Lawyers College. He is a member of the NACDL, the LACDL, and the National College of DUI Defense. He is a CJA Panel Member for the Federal Middle District of Louisiana. He has previously been employed as a felony assistant in the East Baton Rouge Office of Public Defender and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. He additionally consults on jury selection. He has presented CLE’s in the areas of jury selection, domestic violence, criminal law topics, and a seminar for law enforcement officers. He has written published articles on criminal law topics, cell phone search and seizure, jury selection, and social media.
Franz is an adjunct professor at the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School and teaches Criminal Litigation. He was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and is AV rated through Martindale Hubbell. He formerly served as a member of the Louisiana Public Defender Board and presently is on the East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He is on the Louisiana Legislature Law Enforcement Body Camera committee and serves as chair of the taskforce. He is an adjunct professor at the Paul M. Hebert and co-teaches a criminal litigation practice course. He is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School. He received his undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University and graduated from Catholic High School. He is married to his best friend, Shannon Fay Borghardt, and has a son named Fisher.
Franz Borghardt is lastly the owner of the Geaux Rouge, an event planning and promotions business that showcases everything Baton Rouge. He also manages and operates the Baton Rouge Brunches blog and group that reviews Baton Rouge restaurants and holds events in the Baton Rouge area, including charity fundraising events for various Baton Rouge area organizations.
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