Norma Nava Franklin (Vice President & Board Member)

Norma Nava

Norma Nava Franklin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP. Her practice specializes in complex litigation and representing the firm’s education and municipal clients. Norma has vast experience handling a variety of litigation matters, including unfair business practices, commercial real estate, and contract litigation. She successfully defended a public utility against a $3 million breach of contract action by subcontractor; she served as an integral part of trial team representing two Plaintiffs and Cross-Defendants in a sexual assault jury trial against a wealthy foreign business man; She obtained a $2.1 million jury verdict for her real estate franchisee client against a national real estate company and its CEO.

Apart from her litigation work, Ms. Nava is passionate about civil rights. She worked as a legal fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Drug Law Reform Project and is Vice President of For People of Color, Inc., an organization that provides free law school admissions consulting services to thousands of potential law school students. Ms. Nava worked as a legal clerk in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California and is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Specialties: Litigation, Public Law, Environmental Law

Law School:  University of California at Los Angeles School of Law

Practice Regions:  State of California, United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, United States District Court for the Central District of California


2015 Justice Cruz Reynoso Community Service Award, Mexican American Bar Association

2014 Alumna of the Year, UCLA School of Law La Raza Law Students Association

2005 Hewlett Foundation I American Bar Association Section of Environment Energy and Resources Minority Fellowship Program-Environmental Justice Fellow

Community Involvement:

Vice President and Board Member, For People of Color, Inc.

Member, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles Pro Bono Advisory Counsel

Member, Mexican American Bar Association


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