Kate Franke is the Founder and a Partner at Broadwing Legal, an Indiana firm providing legal services for personal injury victims. Passionate about helping injured Hoosiers get the justice they deserve, Kate focuses her practice on truck and car accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. She studied at Valparaiso University School of Law and honed her litigation skills working with renowned personal injury attorneys, including Lee Christie.

An advocate of legal tech, Kate is a frequent speaker at industry events on technology. She was selected to Super Lawyers in 2022-2024 and was a board member at the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How growing up among attorneys influenced Kate Franke’s career path
  • Kate reflects on her early days of practicing law and her motivations in the industry
  • Case study: an injury case involving a garage door
  • What challenges did Kate face starting a solo law practice?
  • Top advice for young lawyers: network and build relationships with peers and mentors
  • Kate shares her experiences on trucking cases and why she took a trucking course
  • Tackling unsafe driving practices in the trucking industry
  • Jury consulting and trial strategy tips
  • Why should the legal industry embrace technology and AI?

In this episode…

A lawyer’s role is vital in upholding the rule of law, advocating for justice, and protecting individual rights. However, many young attorneys know the law but struggle to get their careers up and running. What if you had someone to help you reach your career goals as an aspiring lawyer?

According to personal injury attorney Kate Franke, new lawyers need a mentor to start on the right foot. Kate recalled how an attorney in her hometown mentored her from high school until she completed law school. Even after she started her legal practice, her mentor helped her realize what she needed to be successful in the field. She has since met other influential mentors who have helped shape her career. In addition to imparting valuable wisdom to help you excel in your legal career, mentors can introduce you to other attorneys and help you navigate the legal job market. Kate advises new lawyers to network and join groups and online legal communities. Putting oneself out there is vital to getting discovered.

In this episode of Circle City Conversations, Alex Limontes welcomes Kate Franke, Founder and Partner at Broadwing Legal, to discuss Kate’s experience as a personal injury trial lawyer and the value of mentorship in a successful legal practice. Kate highlights the importance of networking early in your career, the challenges she faced starting a solo law practice, her experiences on trucking cases, and why the legal industry should embrace technology and AI.

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Hurst Limontes LLC — a personal injury law firm based in Indiana.

Founded in 1981, Hurst Limontes LLC is one of the few firms whose practice focuses exclusively on victims of negligence and their families.

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No matter how complex the case or how significant the injury is, we aim to make the process as stress-free as possible for clients.

Our attorneys have represented thousands of injured clients and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

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