Larry Franck, a retired partner of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, is a recent inductee into the University of Mississippi Law Alumni Hall of Fame. Franck is a member of the third Hall of Fame class, sponsored by the Law Alumni Chapter of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association.
“Larry’s contributions to our firm, including the mentoring of tens of other attorneys, and the impact he had on the legal profession overall are countless. He was a tremendous leader in our firm and his influence is still felt across the firm today,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “Our firm congratulates him on this honor.”
In addition, Franck served on the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Practice and Procedure for 21 years, including seven as chairman, and was instrumental in the adoption of the model rules of evidence by the state’s highest court. For this service, he received The Mississippi Bar Association’s Award of Merit and the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Civil Justice Award. An article written by Franck in 1972 in the Mississippi Law Journal on the importance of courtmandated rules of procedure was a driving force in Mississippi’s adoption of modern rules of civil procedure, which replaced archaic statutory procedures.
The award honors alumni “who have made an outstanding contribution to their country, state, the University of Mississippi School of Law, and/or the legal profession through their good deeds, services or contributions, all of which perpetuated the good name of the University of Mississippi and the Law School and/or the legal profession.” The inductees are pulled each year from a pool of nominations and voted on by a private award selection committee.