Elizabeth Franklin-Best

I am the owner of Elizabeth Franklin-Best, P.C., a boutique law firm that focuses almost exclusively on criminal federal defense, state and federal direct appeals, federal post-conviction, and habeas proceedings. I started my firm in July 2019 because I wanted to create a new kind of firm—one that embodies the highest level of professionalism and aggressive advocacy for my clients. I purposefully keep my office’s caseload small so that we can give every case the attention it needs and deserves, and I select clients who I know we can help. My office is committed to discretely handling your private affairs with care, and we value and appreciate the opportunity to work with those who have been targeted by the government.

Elizabeth Franklin-Best specializes in appellate and criminal defense

Admissions and Memberships

  • New York State
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina District Court
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association
2017 – Present

New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2017- Present

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2016 – Present

Co-Vice Chair of the Amicus Committee for the Fourth Circuit

Federal Bar Association

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers