Experience

A principal with the firm, Imoh Akpan concentrates his civil litigation practice in transportation and retail and hospitality with a focus on negligent security and civil rights defense.  Imoh has taken over fifteen jury trials to verdict.  His representative cases include dismissal of wrongful death suit, involving eight decedents and a successful appeal on an issue of first impression, overturning a half-million-dollar jury verdict. Perry v. Asphalt & Concrete Services, Inc., 447 Md. 31, 133 A.3d 1143 (2016).

During law school, Imoh worked for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, the Law Offices of Emmanuel D. Akpan, J.D., Ph.D. and the District of Columbia Public Defender’s Services.  He also worked as a student attorney for the Baltimore City Office of the Public Defender and was the managing editor of the University of Baltimore’s Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Following law school, Imoh served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Althea M. Handy of the Baltimore City Circuit Court.  He also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Inez S. Reid of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  Thereafter, Imoh worked as an associate with Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2014 – 2020
  • Daily Record’s Leadership in Law Award Recipient, 2019
  • Vice-Chair of Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s (FDCC) Premises and Security Liability Section, 2019-2020A

Activities

Imoh is a member of the planning committee for the DRI Diversity for Success Expo.  He co-chairs Franklin & Prokopik’s annual Maryland Liability Webinar Series and serves as a mentor to associate attorneys.  Imoh also co-chairs the Annual Gala for the University of Baltimore’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence. The program is designed to identify talented minority students, help them gain admittance to law school, support them through law school and help them find jobs upon graduation.  The Fannie Angelos Program won the American Bar Association’s 2017 Diversity Leadership Award.