Jonathan Franco

Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC
2336 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Jonathan Franco joined the firm as a partner in July 2017. He was raised in Montgomery, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama, where he received his undergraduate degree in political science, with a minor in English. Jonathan went on to earn his law degree at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.

_Before partnering with Haug & Farrar, Jonathan was a litigation associate at a well-respected Ocean Springs law firm, focusing primarily on personal injury, workers' compensation and family law cases. He has tried personal injury and insurance dispute cases to verdict in both state and federal courts in Mississippi and has also received favorable judgments in complex, high asset divorce trials. Jonathan has a passion for his work that is palpable and a skill for presenting cases to Mississippi juries that results in fair and reasonable verdicts.

Jonathan resides with his wife Ashley Franco in Ocean Springs, is an avid football fan and enjoys kayak fishing and boating when he's not preparing for his next jury trial. He is currently the president of the Ocean Springs Rotary Club, which keeps him very active in the community. He is heavily involved in Mississippi's preeminent trial lawyer and personal injury lawyer association, the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ). Within MAJ, he serves on the Board of Governors representing the Jackson County Circuit Court division. Jonathan is the 2018 recipient of MAJ's "Rising Star" award given to a trial lawyer under 40 years of age who has excelled in personal injury litigation.

Jonathan was also selected in 2019 to The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff attorney in the State of Mississippi. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury & Auto Accident
3rd Party Liability Claims within Workers' Compensation Cases
Divorce & Family Litigation
Tractor Trailer and Commercial Vehicle Injury Litigation
Workers' Compensation
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, 2013
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2013
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2013


Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
Alabama University
B.A. - 2007
Major: Political Science
Minor: English

Published Works

Prepping your Life Care Planner for Cross Examination, Voir Dire Magazine, Summer, 2016
Medical Malpractice in Conscience Sedation, Voir Dire Magazine, 2017

Representative Cases

Mahli, LLC v. Admiral Insurance Company, 1:14-cv-00175-KS-MTP (Federal District Court for the Southern District of MS, Southern Division 2015)
Petterson v. Petterson, 2018 WL 5262603 (Miss Ct. App. 2018)

Honors and Awards

Top 40 Under 40, Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
Rising Star, Mississippi Association for Justice , 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ocean Springs Rotary Club, President
Mississippi's Trial Lawyer Association
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2014 - Present
American Association for Justice, 2013 - Present
Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), Board of Governors, 2013 - Present