I'm President of Franklin & Prokopik, a Mid-Atlantic law firm with approximately 70 attorneys, based out of Baltimore. I head the firm's Labor & Employment Practice, and my personal practice consists largely of the defense of workers' compensation matters. In terms of honors, I am a past Chair of the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, past Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group for USLAW Network (another national organization of law firms), Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, incoming Chair-Elect of the ABA TIPS WC Subcommittee, member of the Larson's Editorial Advisory Board and recently named "Lawyer of the Year" in Workers' Compensation for Maryland by Best Lawyers. I have a diverse practice where I represent employers and insurers in all Maryland state and federal courts. I have testified before the Maryland legislature on WC and employment matters, serve as general counsel to some of Maryland's largest trade associations and am active as a speaker throughout the country.