Borghardt Law Firm
Making a distinct difference

THE Borghardt Law Firm

Making a distinct difference


Attorney Franz N. Borghardt has been serving the community and his clients for over a decade. The first part of Franz’s legal career was founded in public service. He spent his first year of practice clerking for Judge Anthony Marabella in the 19th Judicial District Court. He was then employed as a felony assistant defender in the East Baton Rouge Office of Public Defender, representing the indigent and gaining valuable litigation experience. He has also worked as a felony assistant prosecutor East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. While working for the Public Defender and District Attorney Offices, he maintained a private practice, serving the legal needs of citizens in areas of law such as personal injury, representation of small businesses, family law, and criminal defense. 

The Law of Steven J. Moore hired Franz in 2012 as an associate, where he practiced criminal defense and civil rights law. After four years of successful practice, he formed the Borghardt Law Firm with the goal of continuing to serve the community through public service and clients through skilled and dedicated representation. 

Legal Community: 

Franz has served as an adjunct professor at the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School and teaches Criminal Litigation. Franz is a CJA Panel Member for the Federal Middle District of Louisiana, representing indigent individuals in federal criminal proceedings. He has presented legal seminars in the areas of jury selection, domestic violence, criminal law topics, and a seminar for law enforcement officers and forensic crime lab employees. He has written published articles on criminal law topics, cell phone search and seizure, jury selection, and social media. He formerly served as a member of the Louisiana Public Defender Board and presently is on the East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He has previously served on the Louisiana Legislature Law Enforcement Body Camera committee as chair of the task force.


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Franz N. Borghardt

From working at the prestigious Steven J. Moore, Attorneys at Law to opening his own practice in 2017, Franz has represented the Baton Rouge community large and small for ten years. On one side, he is a lawyer but he is also the founder of Geaux Rouge, an organization that celebrates the social, the cultural, artistic and culinary scenes of Baton Rouge.



Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Juris Doctor, 2006

Baton Rouge, LA
B.A., English Literature and Classical Latin magna cum laude, 2002

Macon, GA
June 13-26

Dubois, WY
Three week trail advocacy college

Activities & Affiliations

Louisiana Bar Association: October 2006- Present
 National Association of Criminal Defense:
August 2011- Present
National College for DUI Defense: August 2011- 2016
 Federal Middle, Eastern and Western District:
December 2006- Present
U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal: December 2006- Present
 The Oaks Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge:  
January 2007- 2010
Louisiana Association Criminal Defense Lawyers: 
2009- Present
 Super Lawyers Louisiana Rising Star:  2014-2017
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
 Louisiana Public Defender Board: Member 2015-2016
Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board:  
Member 2015- Present
 Louisiana Legislative Taskforce for the Implementation of Body Cameras: 2015-2017
Baton Rouge Body Worn Camera Committee
Member 2016- Present
 A.C. Lewis YMCA Board:  Member 2016- Present
Baton Rouge Area Foundation Member
Member 2017- Present
 Baton Area Art Gallery, Board Member  
Member 2017- Present

Bar Admissions

• Louisiana

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