Firm Overview

Mission Statement

Effective advocacy is the culmination of hard work, dedication, passion, and commitment. At Franks & Richardson our clients are our passion. We will advocate, we will fight, and we will not relent until we have achieved goals that work for the benefit and betterment of our clients.  Our mission at The Law Firm of Franks & Richardson is to create and foster civility in the judicial system such that clients, rather than billable hours, are the center of our practice. Through our legal work and philanthropic endeavors, we seek to change our community by promoting equal access and fair representation to anyone whom may ever need it.

Franks & Richardson believes that you should not ever have to miss work, lose pay, and become overwhelmed with the legal process. That is why The Firm will come to you! We will meet with you on your lunch break, before work, after work, and on weekends. Coming from middle class families Franks & Richardson firmly believes that everyone should have equal access to the court system and should not have to rearrange your schedule and your life to meet with an attorney or counselor at law.

Our Firm clings close to the ideology of ‘Beyond Reproach’. All of our activities, engagements, pleadings, appearances in court are all subject to this rigid moral code. This code embodies the morality of our firm and reinforces the zealous advocacy that our Firm promises to each client. Our clients often become extended family. Birthday invitations, well wishes, baked good, and frequent calls remind everyone at our Firm that our Clients are the reason we chose the profession of the Law.

The Law is the last great equalizer of society. With a zealous advocate, counselor, and attorney Franks & Richardson every citizen of the State of Tennessee can and will have equal access to justice rather than merely the vested interest of the wealthy few.

All Attorneys in our Firm hold a Doctorate in Jurisprudence and frequently counsel clients about matters that are pressing and important to their families, investments, and estate planning decisions.

Franks & Richardson has proven success in zealously advocating for and counseling our clients.

1389061258Brittany D. Franks

Brittany Franks is lifelong resident of Tennessee and grew up in Franklin, Tennessee on a small horse farm. Brittany attended Middle Tennessee State University where she studied Criminal Justice and earned her degree. Since her graduation from college, Brittany has worked as an equine professional for the past six years and shows reining horses both professionally and for pleasure. During that time, she earned her law degree from the Nashville School of Law and graduated with honors. Brittany has a strong work ethic that shows in all of her endeavors. Brittany works in the middle Tennessee area.


Middle Tennessee State University, 2007
B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration
Magna Cum Laude, honors

Nashville School of Law, 2013
Coopers Inn, honors


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers (Board Member)
  • Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association

Jimmy Leo Richardson - Attorney MurfreesboroJimmy Leo Richardson

Jimmy L. Richardson, III is a Nashville native and comes from a middle class Irish-Catholic family. Richardson has worked in healthcare for nearly a decade while earning his degree in Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law. Richardson is a 32d Degree Scottish Rite Freemason, a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, and currently serves on the Smyrna Charity Assistance Board, the Historical Zoning Board and the Beer Board. Richardson emphasizes his practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Nashville Tennessee.

Richardson is also an Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice at Motlow State Community College.

Richardson is a fearless litigator who zealously represents his clients in both civil and criminal litigation. Richardson notes Pleasant Miller and F. Lee Bailey as inspiration for orations in court.

Richardson is a Member of Tennessee State Bar and Nashville Bar. He is licensed in every state court under the Sovereign Purview of the State of Tennessee as well as it’s Supreme Court.


Middle Tennessee State University
Political Science Bachelor of Science

Nashville School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • Murfreesboro Barrister’s Lion’s Club 2nd Vice President, 2015-Current
  • Murfreesboro Barrister’s Lion’s Club Membership Chair, 2013-2015
  • Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federal of Independent Business
  • Smyrna Charity Assistance Board
  • Historical Zoning Commissioner
  • Alternate, Rutherford County Beer Board
  • Blue Raider Athletic Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • NBA Historical Committee
  • Member, Free and Accepted Masons, Mt Moriah Lodge No. 18
  • Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite 32˚
  • Order of the nKnights of St. Andrews
  • Knight of Columbus
  • Parishioner St. Rose of Lima
  • Extraordinary Minister of Eucharist
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association-Current
  • Member, Nashville School of Law Dinner Recognition Committee
  • Member, National Rifle Association-Current
  • Member, Sierra Club
  • World Wildlife Federation, member

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