Alternative Dispute Resolution;
General Tort Litigation
Bankruptcy and Banking
Insurance and Bad Faith Litigation
Environment and Toxic Tort
University of New Mexico School of Law, J. D., cum laude, 1985
University of New Mexico, B.A., 1977, M.B.A., 1981
United States District Court, New Mexico
United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
United States Supreme Court
State Bar of New Mexico
Albuquerque Bar Association
N.M. Medical Review Commission
N.M. Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University Law School)
"Introductory and Advanced Training"
N.M. Law Review, 1984-1985. Author: "Increased Risks of Forfeiture and Malpractice Resulting From the Use of Real Estate Contracts, Albuquerque National Bank v. Albuquerque Ranch Estates, Inc.", 15 N.M. Law Review 99 (1985).
Ms. Franke practices primarily in the areas of appeals. She was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds degrees in anthropology, business and law. She was a member of the Order of the Coif while in law school and was a recipient of the Moise Prize for Academic Excellence in 1985. Ms. Franke served two terms on the New Mexico Supreme Court's Appellate Rules Committee and is a panel member of the New Mexico Medical Review Commission. She received formal mediation training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine University Law School). Emily lives in the middle of an apple orchard with her husband and their three dachshunds. She has a life-long interest in Southwest archaeology, and enjoys skiing, backpacking and bicycling.