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Joseph J. Franke is a member of the Real Estate Practice at Reinhart, where he is dedicated to providing the best possible service to clients, advising and collaborating with them on matters related to their real estate and business goals.  Joe takes great pride in delivering tangible, impactful results for his clients, helping them realize their full potential on every project.

Before joining Reinhart, Joe served as a law clerk for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office; as a law clerk in the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office in Cleveland, Ohio; and as an intern for the Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21.

Joe is a proud resident of his hometown of Milwaukee and is committed to improving the city and region through his work. Before attending law school, he helped start a group titled Activate Co., an organization that focuses on developing local public parks.

In his free time, Joe advocates for local issues and enjoys running and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School (Member, Marquette Law Review)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, John Carroll University

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Honors & Affiliations


  • CALI Award, Highest Grade, Torts Law (2020)
  • CALI Award, Highest Grade, Civil Procedure (2021)
  • CALI Award, Highest Grade, Advanced Civil Procedure (2023)


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association

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