Ross Jonathan Franco

Ross Jonathan Franco

Ross Jonathan Franco

Partner since 2017
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Jonathan Franco joined the firm as a partner in July 2017.  He was raised in Montgomery, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama, where he received his undergraduate degree in political science, with a minor in English. Jonathan went on to earn his law degree at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.

​Before partnering with Haug & Farrar, Jonathan was a litigation associate at a well-respected Ocean Springs law firm, focusing primarily on personal injury, workers’ compensation and family law cases.  He has tried personal injury and insurance dispute cases to verdict in both state and federal courts in Mississippi and has also received favorable judgments in complex, high asset divorce trials. Jonathan has a passion for his work that is palpable and a skill for presenting cases to Mississippi juries that results in fair and reasonable verdicts.

Jonathan resides with his wife Ashley Franco in Ocean Springs, is an avid football fan and enjoys kayak fishing and boating when he's not preparing for his next jury trial.  He is currently the president of the Ocean Springs Rotary Club, which keeps him very active in the community.  He is heavily involved in Mississippi’s preeminent trial lawyer  and personal injury lawyer association, the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ).  Within MAJ, he serves on the Board of Governors representing the Jackson County Circuit Court division.  Jonathan is the 2018 recipient of MAJ's "Rising Star" award given to a trial lawyer under 40 years of age who has excelled in personal injury litigation. 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury & Auto Accident
  • 3rd Party Liability Claims within Workers' Compensation Cases
  • Divorce & Family Litigation
  • Tractor Trailer and Commercial Vehicle Injury Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2013


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D.
  • Alabama University
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: English

Published Works

  • Prepping your Life Care Planner for Cross Examination, Voir Dire Magazine, Summer, 2016
  • Medical Malpractice in Conscience Sedation, Voir Dire Magazine, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Mississippi Association for Justice , 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ocean Springs Rotary Club, President
  • Mississippi’s Trial Lawyer Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2013 - Present
  • Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), Board of Governors, 2013 - Present


  • English