Fran focuses his practice on the defense of casualty, premises, and trucking and transportation lawsuits.

Francis joined German, Gallagher & Murtagh as an associate in 2021, focusing his practice on casualty litigation and trucking litigation. Francis participates in the defense of insured and self-insured entities in a variety of litigation matters, including premises liability, dram shop/liquor liability cases, motor vehicle accidents, and professional liability matters.

Prior to joining German, Gallagher & Murtagh, Francis was an associate at a Philadelphia-area civil litigation defense firm where he defended parties in a wide range of matters, including premises liability, nursing home liability, and asbestos litigation matters.

Francis earned his Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. During his time in law school, Francis was the Managing Editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and a Law and Public Policy Scholar. He also served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases at preliminary hearings. Additionally, Francis interned with a federal district court judge and the United States Department of Justice.


Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., 2019

Temple University
B.A., Political Science, cum laude, with Minor in Business Studies

Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

September 15, 2022

Matthew McColgan and Francis Bovio Successfully Obtained the Dismissal of a National Transportation Client Following a Motion to Dismiss in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

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February 8, 2022

Admissions of Agency: Pennsylvania Trucking Defense Gains Instructive Momentum

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December 21, 2021

GGM is proud to welcome Fran Bovio to our Litigation Team!

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