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Karl Jeff Francois received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Economics from Florida International University. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and was admitted the following year.


Mr. Francois began his career as a legal assistant/paralegal where he specialized in probate, family, and foreclosure defense cases. During law school, Mr. Francois worked as a legal intern with the Miami Dade Public Defender’s Office and gained experience assisting the lead attorney during trial. He then worked as an intern at the University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic furthering his experience with administrative law at the federal level including significant legal research and law and motion drafting.

Since law school, Mr. Francois has worked exclusively in defending Federal workers’ compensation cases under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act. He is continuing this practice at the firm’s Long Beach office handling every aspect of cases.