March 1, 2019 -- KWAA Member Joni Franklin was awarded the Louise Mattox Award, which honors one individual each year who has shown support for women in the profession, makes significant contributions to the legal community, and exhibits outstanding professionalism. The award is named after Louise Mattox, who was the first woman known to have held an active law practice in Wichita, Kansas. Congratulaions to long-time KWAA member Joni Franklin on this much deserved recognition.
Franklin has a long list of accolades, including serving as a Kansas Lottery Commissioner, as a trustee and officer on the Kansas Bar Foundation, as a board member for the Wichita Bar Association, and being awarded the Kansas Bar Association's Pro Bono Award. She has provided significant amounts of pro ono services through her work representing economically underprivileged clients for Wichita Lawyers Who Care and for individuals needing representation for the Protection from Abuse docket.
Franklin has owned and managed Franklin Law Office since 2006, practicing workers compensation, personal injury, and labor relations law.