Mr. Charles Franklin has been working as an attorney in an Illinois private practice since 1980. For the last nine years, he has operated the Franklin Law Group, a general business law and litigation firm in Northfield, Illinois. Mr. Franklin attended the University of Miami for law school. He also attended the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from the University of Michigan. Mr. Franklin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but grew up overseas—living with his family in Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.