About Legally Unfiltered

About Legally Unfiltered

Attorneys Franz N. Borghardt and Richard Sprinkle bring you unfiltered discussion of national and local news and events, and how they affect you from a legal standpoint. Check back often because you never know what will be up for discussion.

Attorneys Franz N. Borghardt and Richard Sprinkle bring you unfiltered discussion of national and local news and events, and how they affect you from a legal standpoint. Check back often because you never know what will be up for discussion.

About Franz Borghardt

Attorney Franz N. Borghardt has been serving the community and his clients for over a decade. The first part of Franz’s legal career was founded in public service. He spent his first year of practice clerking for Judge Anthony Marabella in the 19th Judicial District Court. He was then employed as a felony assistant defender in the East Baton Rouge Office of Public Defender, representing the indigent and gaining valuable litigation experience. He has also worked as a felony assistant prosecutor East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. While working for the Public Defender and District Attorney Offices, he maintained a private practice, serving the legal needs of citizens in areas of law such as personal injury, representation of small businesses, family law, and criminal defense. 

About Richard Sprinkle

Legal problems can be scary but talking to a lawyer shouldn’t be. 


Richard Sprinkle started the Sprinkle Law Firm with the goal of helping those who feel like their backs are against the wall. Having experienced first-hand what it is like to deal with the aftermath of a devastating auto accident, Richard now helps those who have been injured by the actions of others. He also steps in to defend the liberties of clients with criminal charges, and helps those clients with family law matters. 

Richard Sprinkle attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was a winner of the Robert L. Tullis Moot Court

Competition and served as the Vice President of Judicial Relations for the school’s moot court board. 


While in law school, Richard served as a judicial extern with the Honorable Judge Marabella of the 19th Judicial District, clerked for the East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s office, and served as a Special Assistant District Attorney with the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office. The courtroom experience Richard received prior to graduation ultimately led him to his work in criminal and civil litigation. 


Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of New Orleans, where he graduated magna cum laude. 


Before college, Richard served in the United States Marine Corps. During his enlistment, he participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. He was the recipient of various awards including the Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Naval Unit Citation and a Commanding General’s Certificate of Commendation. 


Bar Admissions 


Louisiana State Bar 

United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana 

United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana 

United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana 

United States Court of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit

The Law Office of Steven J. Moore hired Franz in 2012 as an associate, where he practiced criminal defense and civil rights law. After four years of successful practice, he formed the Borghardt Law Firm with the goal of continuing to serve the community through public service and clients through skilled and dedicated representation. 

Legal Community: 

Franz has served as an adjunct professor at the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law School, teaching Criminal Litigation. Franz is a CJA Panel Member for the Federal Middle District of Louisiana, representing indigent individuals in federal criminal proceedings. He has presented legal seminars in the areas of jury selection, domestic violence, criminal law topics, and a seminar for law enforcement officers and forensic crime lab employees. He has written published articles on criminal law topics, cell phone search and seizure, jury selection, and social media. He formerly served as a member of the Louisiana Public Defender Board and presently is on the East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control Board. He has previously served on the Louisiana Legislature Law Enforcement Body Camera committee as chair of the task force. He is current President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was selected to the 2017 Class of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Forty Under 40 and is a 2018 Honoree of Club Blue’s Great Futures Gala.

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