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Franklin R. Cragle, III

(804) 771-9515 phone
(804) 644-0957 fax

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Franklin R. Cragle, III is a partner in the firm's litigation section. Frank focuses his practice on corporate and commercial litigation, including business torts, employment matters and insurance coverage claims. Frank represents a wide variety of clients from start-ups and local industry to Fortune 500 companies. He is regularly called upon by business clients for counseling in all facets of corporate issues.

Relevant Experience:

  • Routinely represents companies and individuals relating to business torts, contract claims, and injunction matters.
  • Counsel clients and litigate cases involving partnerships, membership and shareholder disputes.
  • Representation of companies and employees in connection with non-compete agreements and other employment matters.
  • Prosecution and defense of businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation matters.
  • Representation of debtors, creditors, creditor committees and trustees in bankruptcy matters, including workouts, creditors' rights and adversary proceedings across the nation.


  • University of Richmond, School of Law, summa cum laude
  • York College of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

Published Works:

  • Author, "The Importance of Comprehensive Cyber Insurance," Virginia Business, August 3, 2015
  • Author, "How HR Leaders Can Prevent and Mitigate Cyber Loss," Society for Human Resource Management, July 22, 2015

Community Service:

  • Committee on Federal Judgeships – Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia Bar Association, Moot Court Committee
  • Board Member of Junior Board of Historic Richmond Foundation
  • York College of Pennsylvania Alumni Board of Directors


  • Selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star,” Business Litigation, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2017


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association

Bar Admission:

  • Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia
  • Bankruptcy Eastern District of Virginia
  • Bankruptcy Western District of Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals