Marna Swanda Franklin

Marna Swanda Franklin: Attorney with Franklin Law Firm, P.C.
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Ms. Marna Franklin’s practice focuses on criminal defense, where a person’s liberty is at stake. Nothing is more important than one’s freedom. With over 20 years of experience in criminal defense, Franklin has persistently fought for the rights of defendants that face prosecution.

In 2008, Ms. Franklin was recognized with the Opio Toure’ Courageous Advocate Award by the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. This award was for her participation in the fight for justice for a man whom had spent 22 years incarcerated, 19 which were on Oklahoma’s Death Row. In May of 2007, the client walked out of the Oklahoma County Jail a free man after the court dismissed his Capital Murder charge from 1985.

In September of 2008, a client of Ms. Franklin was charged with Captial Murder, Rape by Instrumentation and Kidnapping. After a two week jury trial, in which two eyewitnesses testified as to Client’s participation, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges.

Award winning attorney that will get you results

Ms. Franklin has successfully represented clients in a range of charges including:

-Federal charges

- Weapon offenses

- Drug distribution / trafficking

-Child pornography

- Fraud

-White collar

State Charges:




- Assaults

- Lewd molestation

-Drug possession and distribution

See what our clients have to say about us!

“She was not paid enough for her knowledge and experience, I was stunned with how thorough and precised in how she immediately knew what was what and how to proceed. I was also was impressed with her willingness to listen. Thank you!”


“Miss Franklin always accepted my calls and letters promptly, she was always available and ready to work for me. Miss Franklin really understood me and as a person and honestly felt like she never looked at me as a criminal. I am happy with my sentence, it could have been a lot worse however I am content. I have already been letting everybody know coming in to this facility know about Miss Franklin.”


“She was not paid enough for her knowledge and experience, I could not have asked for more than what she gave to me. She was everything I needed in a lawyer and counselor in law. She asked all the questions needed to be asked and more. She seem interested in getting to know me as an individual so she could best serve my legal needs.”


“I want to tell her thank you for all the hard work. Thank you for the extra time you put in for my OKC Stuff. Great Job! Way to go!


“She was extremely caring and as understanding of the situation I was in and treated me as though I was her best friend, so I felt. She is the best attorney around I feel. She is very respected as well as liked and trusted say myself and my family. She was interested in everything I said, I would highly recommend her and no others and tell others that she is the best you would ever find. She is a spectacular and friendly person. Thank you so very much for making my life so much easier and stressless you have no idea how much happier you have made me.”


“I would recommend her to all people who need a great person and attorney.”

– Tyrell C.

“Ms. Franklin explained everything clearly and did not stop until everything was mutually understood. She was very honest, supportive and helpful.”

– Taylor

“I was worried about my case. I would call and e-mail her on the weekends and all times of the night. She always got right back to me in a very timely manner and never got annoyed, even though I must have been very annoying at times. She took the time to explain all my options and laws pertaining to my case. She sincerely really cares about her clients, which in my knowledge is a rarity in the law business. She was very professional, hardworking, and in turn seems very respected among other lawyers, prosecutors and judges.”

– Shawn

“You went above and beyond what you had to do for me. I felt honored to have you as my attorney.”

– Johnny

“She covered every angle of my case. She answered most of my questions before I even had a chance to ask them.”

– Morgan

Recipient: Best Briefs Award, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, 1995; Kelly Beardslee Criminal Defense Award, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1996; Opio Touré Courageous Advocate Award, Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 2008.

Areas of Practice (34)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Professional Discipline
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Death Penalty
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
405-652-0264  Phone
405-239-2726  Phone
405-313-0610  Cell Phone
405-605-2284  Fax
University Attended:
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Oklahoma, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996, Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
Oklahoma (Women in Law Committee, 2007—; Oklahoma County Fee Ethics Committee, 2007—) and Federal Bar Associations; Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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