Of counsel Attorney Ricardo Franco has been practicing law since 1996 with admissions to the bars of Spain and Brazil. He is a member of the List of Counsel for the International Criminal Court. His academic background includes advanced degrees from several prestigious international universities, specifically from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Brazil) and from the University of León (Spain). He is currently seeking a PhD in International Law with a focus on State Terrorism and International Political Discourses. In the course of pursuing his PhD, he has conducted research at Harvard, Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich, Germany), and University of Trento (Italy), while conducting his thesis with renowned linguist Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT in Cambridge. Attorney Franco possesses broad teaching experience in International Law and International Political Analysis, having delivered many conferences on the subjects in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, and Spain.
Being an attorney licensed in the European Union, Attorney Franco may practice in every EU member country. He is experienced with European wills and estates, as well as civil and criminal matters. Additionally, he has represented clients in international custody matters, which are frequently governed by the Hague Convention while testifying as an expert witness in the United States regarding the same.
He has also represented citizens seeking his counsel on immigration matters in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Brazil, and Portugal. Finally, his practice also includes participation in numerous Brazilian military criminal proceedings.
Feel free to contact our office should you need international law assistance.