Cheryl Dunn Soto and Joshua Franklin Standing Together

Franklin | Soto LLP
444 West C Street, Suite 300

San Diego, California 92101
(619) 872-2520

About Us

Franklin | Soto LLP focuses on business tort litigation and insurance recovery.  We typically represent businesses in bringing or defending business tort claims, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and conspiracy, among others.  In the area of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, we only represent policyholders. Our attorneys have represented both individual and commercial policyholders in the analysis and litigation of matters involving a variety of types of insurance, including Cyber, Commercial General Liability (“CGL”), Directors and Officers (“D&O”), Errors and Omissions (“E&O”), Professional Liability, Excess/Umbrella, and others.  We have extensive experience in these practice areas and, as a result, are frequently asked to assist other attorneys as co-counsel or in other capacities.

Our approach is simple. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to develop a strategy for success as early as possible. This may involve resolving a case before a lawsuit is ever filed or taking a case all the way to a verdict at trial. We execute whatever game plan works best for a particular client.

Our firm enjoys a level of independence and flexibility that allows us to serve a wide range of clients with varying goals and objectives.  Whether our client needs an expeditious resolution of a dispute or is engaged in bet-the-company litigation, we have the skills and experience to exceed  expectations.  When our client’s objectives require an expanded team, we select and partner with premier attorneys outside our firm to promote a successful outcome.  To build the strongest team possible, we hand pick attorneys who are best suited for a particular case in light of their experience and credentials.  And because our attorneys have worked hand-in-hand with other law firms in more than a dozen states, we know who to select for a particular matter to best serve our client’s needs.

Our founding partners, Josh Franklin and Cheryl Dunn Soto, have more than 40 years of combined legal experience. After law school, each completed one or more judicial clerkships before entering private practice. Josh’s prior experience includes litigating numerous complex civil cases with a large national law firm, serving as a deputy district attorney, and trying nearly fifty civil and criminal jury trials. Cheryl’s prior experience includes clerking for multiple federal judges, including a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge, and practicing with a premier San Diego insurance recovery law firm. For any questions about our attorneys, experience, or practice areas, please feel free to email us at [email protected].