Franklin Koontz’s practice focuses on litigation, primarily complex civil and
criminal cases involving the representation of business enterprises, corporate
board members, senior corporate officers and government officials. Mr. Koontz
also maintains extensive experience in federal and state regulatory/administrative
proceedings. Prior to joining Martin & Seibert, L.C. in 2004, Mr. Koontz maintained
a national legal practice, with offices in Sacramento, California and Washington,
Mr. Koontz has written and spoken on constitutional and regulatory
issues. He currently serves as General Counsel for The City Tavern Association in Washington, D.C. Mr. Koontz previously served as General Counsel for the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, and as Litigation Counsel for the National Association of Home Builders, where he founded a national pro-active litigation program designed to advance business and individual interests affected by governmental laws and regulations in the areas of land use and zoning, and environmental regulation, including the federal Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Mr. Koontz has also served as an Assistant City Attorney for Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Koontz is admitted to practice before the state and federal
trial courts in California, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West
Virginia. Mr. Koontz is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme
Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
Ninth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, the Court of Federal Claims, and the United
States District Court for the District of Nebraska.