Full Name
Mr. Franz N. Borghardt
Borghardt Law Firm
Speaker Bio
Franz Borghardt practices criminal defense law in Louisiana federal, state and municipal courts. He is the owner of the Borghardt Law Firm. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and the Trial Lawyers College. He is a member of the NACDL and LACDL. He is a CJA Panel Member for the Federal Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana. He has previously been employed as a felony assistant in the East Baton Rouge Office of Public Defender and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. He additionally consults on jury selection. He has presented CLE’s in the areas of jury selection, domestic violence, criminal law topics, and a seminar for law enforcement officers and law enforcement forensic scientists. He has written published articles on criminal law topics, cell phone search and seizure, jury selection, and social media. Franz cohosts the Legally Unfiltered podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud and provides regular legal commentary on Talk 107.3 radio. Franz has also provided legal commentary on WAFB and WBRZ news channels and is a guest legal analyst on Court TV.

Franz has served as an adjunct professor at the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School and teaches Criminal Law (ACJ II). He formerly served as a member of the Louisiana Public Defender Board and presently is on the East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He has previously served on the Louisiana Legislature Law Enforcement Body Camera committee and previously chaired the taskforce. He is immediate Past-President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was selected to the 2017 Class of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Forty Under 40 and is a 2018 Honoree of Club Blue’s Great Futures Gala. He has been selected multiple times to Super Lawyers Rising Stars and is Martindale Hubbell AV rated. He is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School. He received his undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University and graduated from Catholic High School.
Speaking At
Criminal Law
Franz Borghardt