Baumeister and Samuels P.C.

140 Broadway, 46th Floor
New York, New York 10005


Areas of Practice

International and Domestic Airline Accidents

General Aviation and Helicopter Accidents

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Litigation, Medical and Hospital Negligence

Toxic Tort Injuries

Railroad Crashes

Other Complex Litigation

Recent Crashes

Mid-air collision between an F-16 military aircraft and a Cessna 150 in Moncks Corner, SC on July 7, 2015


DeHavilland DHC-3T Otter floatplane crash carrying cruise passengers in Alaska on June 25, 2015


Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia on

May 13, 2015


Germanwings Flight 9525 crash on March 24, 2015


Metro-North Crash in Valhalla, NY on

Feb. 3, 2015




Robert S. Franklin


Robert Franklin, formerly Counsel to the firm before relocating to Palm Beach County, Florida, has joined forces with Baumeister & Samuels. Rob and Mitch first met while both were prosecuting major felony cases as Assistant District Attorneys in Manhattan.

Rob then spent several years at Baumeister & Samuels representing clients in aviation, medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases. His firm and Baumeister & Samuels will now collaborate in handling similar matters in New York and Florida.

A former New York City prosecutor with over 35 years of trial experience, Rob has a thorough understanding of the prosecution's side in cases, and what actions the prosecutors are likely to take. This understanding and experience is important and enables him to successfully guide clients through the many challenging aspects of the criminal justice system.

Rob's many years of experience handling complex State and Federal Court matters is an invaluable asset. He has defended clients in all kinds of cases in State and Federal Court. In some cases, with early strategic actions taken by the criminal defense lawyer, the charges are dismissed or reduced. Rob has the ability to negotiate on behalf of the accused, as well as the experience and judgment necessary to effectively represent them.

Rob Franklin takes a "hands on" and aggressive approach to each case. He believes that every case is unique to the individual. A defense strategy is created for the particular issues and needs of each client. He fully understands that your life may be at a crossroads, and how important your case is. He is prepared to fight relentlessly on behalf of his client, and each case he's involved with will be given the time and personal attention that is needed and deserved.

For more information about Robert S. Franklin's law practice, please visit his website:


New York
Southern District of Florida

Middle District of Florida
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


New York State Bar Association

Florida State Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Palm Beach County Bar Association



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New York, New York 10005

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