Attorney Michael Franco is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University, where he was named to the Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key and Scarlet Key honor societies. Attorney Franco received a juris doctor degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law. He was case and note editor for the School’s Probate Law Journal. While attending law school, Attorney Franco worked as a legislative aide at the Massachusetts State House. Attorney Franco joined Beauregard & Burke in 1994 and became a partner in 2001.
Attorney Franco actively practices in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts. He has handled numerous cases in the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals and defended an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney Franco has handled complex cases of serious bodily injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, and insurance coverage, including a bad faith settlement case that resulted in a judgment of more than $4 million.
In 2017, Attorney Franco was appointed to a three year term as Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers. The BBO is an administrative agency established to investigate and evaluate disciplinary complaints against attorneys practicing in Massachusetts. In 2020, he was re-appointed to a second three year term as Hearing Officer.
Attorney Franco is coauthor of chapters in the MCLE books Massachusetts Motor Vehicles Torts and Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts. He is a past president of the Board of Trustees for the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford.