Franklin R. Kirk

Franklin R. Kirk has been an attorney since 1982.  In 2019 Kirk was appointed Sauk County Court Commissioner.

Attorney Kirk practices in the areas of personal injury, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration, civil litigation, collaborative divorce and family litigation, criminal and traffic defense and representation of small businesses.  His practice includes both litigation and transactional matters.

Franklin served as City Attorney for Lodi, WI for twelve years; and also served as Village Attorney for Arena, WI and Assistant Village Attorney for Mazomanie, WI.

To schedule a Wedding Ceremony Officiated by Commissioner Kirk contact the office receptionist.

Attorney Kirk is accepting new clients.


BA, Magna Cum Laude from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.
Juris Doctor, Creighton Law School, Omaha, Nebraska.

Out of the Office

Franklin is involved in many community civic, sports and charitable organizations.  He is Past President of the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club, the Sauk Praire Pool Sharks, the Sauk Prairie Area Community Center Board, Tri-County Swim League, and the Sauk County Bar Association.  Franklin has coached youth soccer teams for the Sauk Prairie Community League, and Madison Area Youth Soccer.  He was the Sauk Prairie High School Varsity Forensic  coach for nine seasons.   For nearly twenty years he officiated swimming, as a WIAA Swim Official and USA Official.

He is currently a member of the Sauk County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Franklin is a long time resident of the Sauk Prairie Area.  He is married, has three adult children, and a step-child. Franklin  avoids work on winter snowy days to take time for down-hill skiing.  In his free time he enjoys travel, photography, and growing wildflowers.

Interesting Fact:   Franklin attended Badger Boys State in 1974.