Attorney Francis J. Podvin

Francis J. Podvin earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School and has been practicing in Wisconsin Rapids since 1965. He does a variety of work that serves the community, such as Business Planning, Estate Planning and Probate, among other things. He has been very active in businesses across the community, serving as director, officer, and adviser. He has helped to propel these local businesses into growth opportunities and success. In addition to his legal practice, he has served as a director on publicly traded companies, formerly serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. from 2006 to 2014. Fran currently serves as a director on several privately held companies and charitable foundations. Over his career, he has organized companies and handled mergers and acquisitions locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to his work in law, Fran serves as a general partner in City Point Cranberries, LLP. This experience gives him unique insight into the issues and challenges facing the cranberry industry, a knowledge which benefits the clients Fran serves in the cranberry industry. His years of experience in such a variety of opportunities that have come his way have led him to become an asset to the community and the clients he serves.

Fran lives with his wife, Jean, and their dog, Reggie.  In his free time, Fran enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.