Franklin Paisley began practicing law in Lexington after graduating from the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. Franklin started his legal career in Lexington as a Staff Attorney for Fayette Circuit Court Judge Ernesto Scorsone. In this capacity Franklin was able to master the inner workings of the courts and gained invaluable insight into the best ways to help clients navigate that complicated system. After two great years working for Judge Scorsone, Franklin opened his own private practice that focuses primarily on criminal defense. Since opening his own firm, Franklin has represented clients accused of a wide variety of criminal charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), assault, drug possession, drug trafficking, theft, robbery, and many other offenses.
Franklin understands that being charged with a criminal offense can be a frightening and traumatic experience and that you need someone representing you who appreciates your concerns and works tirelessly to get the best possible result. This includes listening to and answering any questions you may have, exhaustive examination of the evidence in your case, interviewing any and all potential witnesses, and even retaining expert witnesses. This is the level of service that Franklin proudly provides for all of his clients.
In addition to his substantial experience representing those accused of criminal charges, Franklin also assists clients with matters ranging from personal injury and civil litigation to child custody and other family law issues.
Franklin also has deep roots in the Lexington Community. He grew up in Lexington, graduated from Henry Clay High School, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church. Franklin attended college at Appalachian State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in economics and business management. After college, Franklin studied law in beautiful Charleston South Carolina, but always with an eye to return to Lexington to practice law.
When not practicing law Franklin enjoys going to Keeneland, fly-fishing, and watching the Wildcats win national championships.