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 Franz Borghardt (12/5/2014) 

 Franz N. Borghardt

 Steven J. Moore LLC


Areas of practice:

Criminal Defense and Personal Injury.

Favorite BRBA project or event:

Bench Bar Conference.

Mentor / hero:

My heroes are those who fight for those who can't fight for themselves.

The part of my job I do best is:

I have been told that I am good at jury selection and fighting uphill battles. 

What most people don't know about me:

I am a huge fan of comic book mythos. I love the dynamic of "super heroes" who are both crime fighters looking for justice and vigilantes.


Wife:  Shannon Fay Borghardt
Daughter-Pet:  Molly (Mini-schnauzer).

Pet peeve:

I am OCD so I hate clutter and messes.

Favorite muci/musicians:

Jazz and Funk.

Favorite attorney portrayed in a movie:

Alan Shore, Boston Legal.

Favorite food:

Boiled Crawfish.

Memorable vacation:

Two week Honeymoon in Alaska.

Community involvement:

Volunteer with Teen Court.

Currently reading:

Sway:  Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Brafman and Brafman.

Person I would like to have lunch with:

Clarence Darrow.

Advice for law students:

Try to find that area of law that you love doing. If you can find something you love doing, everything else will fall into place.

Favorite or most interesting courses in law school:

I was a huge fan of Torts and Evidence with Professor Frank Maraist.

Favorite saying:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."  -- President Theodore Roosevelt 

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?

I would love to be Superman for a day. Faster than a speeding bullet and only stoppable with kryptonite.

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