Humes J. Franklin, III
125 S. Augusta Street
Staunton, VA 24401
While he focuses on trial work and litigation, versatility and breadth of knowledge best describe the law practice of Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III. A native of the Shenandoah Valley and well-acquainted with the city, county and federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and West Virginia, Tripp also handles appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Serving a variety of clients from individuals to publicly traded companies, Tripp’s ability to accurately and efficiently zero in on case requirements across a wide-spectrum of topics make him a valuable asset to your legal team.
Tripp is active in the community, serving on the boards of several nonprofits. Born in Waynesboro and a 1994 graduate of Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville, Tripp appreciates the value of strong roots and civic engagement.
Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III has successfully resolved cases ranging from personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases, real estate title disputes, specific performance of construction contracts, defense of felony and misdemeanor charges in both state and federal court as well as divorce, equitable distribution, custody, visitation and support, just to name a few. Additionally, Tripp has also published the following articles:
“Examination Under Oath - The Insurer's Right, “The Claimsman, Virginia State Claims Association, Fall 2002.
“Rule 4:1 (b)(3) and the Meaning of Anticipation of Litigation,” Litigation News, Virginia State Bar, Vol. IX, No. 4, Fall 2002.
A few examples of Tripp’s experience include:
Davidson College (B.A., 1998)
William & Mary School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Admitted to Practice
West Virginia (2002)
Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine
Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers
Virginia State Bar
West Virginia State Bar
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Chair, Young Lawyer Division 2006)
Virginia Bar Association
Past President, Augusta Bar Association
Board of Directors – Valley Pastoral Counseling Center
Founding Director and President of the Waynesboro YMCA Foundation
Past Board Member - Waynesboro YMCA
Past Board Member - Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville
Past Board Member – Mental Health America of Augusta County
Member Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, President of Church Council
Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC was selected as an honoree in the 2018 Class of the “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
A jury in Augusta County recently handed down a $3.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice suit involving the family of a woman who suffered a fatal stroke that went misdiagnosed.