Renée E. Franchi



Renée Franchi is an attorney in the Litigation Department of CGA Law Firm with extensive litigation experience. Renee is also a member of the Business and Commercial Transactions and the Labor and Employment practice groups. Before joining CGA Law Firm, she served the community as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor at the York County District Attorney’s office. Most recently, Renée was a litigator and supervisor of a trial team in front of the Honorable Judge Craig T. Trebilcock.

Renée completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at Boston University in 2008. She then worked with in-house counsel for a construction company, which spawned an interest in construction, oil and gas, and environmental litigation.

Renée attended law school at The University of Pittsburgh where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2012. When she graduated, Renée worked in private practice in Western Pennsylvania and began litigating oil and gas, environmental and land use matters, as well as family and criminal cases.

In 2014, Renée joined the York County District Attorney’s Office and began her service prosecuting juvenile defendants. Soon thereafter she began serving as an Appellate Attorney, briefing and arguing cases before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts, as well as the federal Middle District of Pennsylvania. Renée is a skilled writer and advocate, and has had many appeals published. At the District Attorney’s office, she also served as a member of the Adult Mental Health Court and Juvenile Drug Court treatment court teams.

Through the years, Renée has tried many cases before a jury as lead chair and co-chair, including homicides, violent felonies, and drug delivery resulting in death cases. She was also a member of the reviewing team for incoming cases involving financial crimes against elders and complex white collar crimes.

Renée grew up on a family farm that includes horses, beef cattle, and multi-state hay and shavings sales.

Direct Phone Number

(717) 718-7112

Community Involvement
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (“NAMI”) York/Adams Counties, Board of Directors
  • The Grotto, Board of Directors
  • York Legal Record, Publishing Board
  • Cultural Alliance, Special Committee work
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Biology, Boston University, 2008
  • York County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
  • Herbert B. Cohen Inns of Court
  • York Legal Record, Publishing Board