JACK S. FISCHER, Esq.

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JACK S. FISCHER

JACK S. FISCHER

Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Civil Litigation






Education

University of Maryland, College Park, 1988
California Western School of Law, 1993

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Overview

Jack Fischer is a 1993 graduate of the California Western School of Law and brings with him nearly thirty years of complex litigation and risk management/mitigation experience. He has extensive trial experience and maintains an active law and motion practice.

Prior to joining Epsten, APC, Jack was a Partner in the insurance coverage/bad faith department at one of California’s leading law firms and served as a civilian contractor for the DoD where he managed all phases of acquisition contracts valued at more than $150 million.

Since becoming a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, Jack’s practice has been focused civil litigation with an emphasis on common interest developments, governing document enforcement, directors and officers liability, general liability, and construction defect actions. Additionally, Jack has leveraged his extensive insurance coverage background to assist the firm’s clients in a variety of insurance coverage matters including defense tenders, contract evaluation, and coverage analysis.

Jack is admitted to practice in all California State Courts as well as the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

Dec
10
Fri
Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Two-Part Webinar Series

Part II – December 10th
Attorney Q&A

Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).




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Prior Speaking Engagements

Jan
10
Tue
CAI Greater Inland Empire Joint Luncheon w/ CAI Orange County @ Disneyland Hotel
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
CAI Greater Inland Empire Joint Luncheon w/ CAI Orange County @ Disneyland Hotel

An an exhibitor at this event, we hope you will join us.
EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, Pejman D. Kharrazian, Esq.

Jan
13
Fri
CAI San Diego Annual Awards & Gala @ Coronado Marriot
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CAI San Diego Annual Awards & Gala @ Coronado Marriot

As a sponsor of this event, we hope you will join us.

EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, Pejman D. Kharrazian, Esq., Kieran J. Purcell, Esq.

Jan
20
Fri
CAI Coachella Valley Program Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
Jan 20 all-day
CAI Coachella Valley Program Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

An an exhibitor at this event, we hope you will join us.

EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, Dea C. Franck, Esq.

Jan
27
Fri
CAI Coachella Valley 2016 Annual Awards Dinner @ Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CAI Coachella Valley 2016 Annual Awards Dinner @ Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

As a sponsor of this event, we hope you will join us.

EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq.

Feb
3
Fri
CAI Greater Inland Empire Day at the Races @ Santa Anita Racetrack
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CAI Greater Inland Empire Day at the Races @ Santa Anita Racetrack

EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian

Feb
7
Tue
Desert Resort Management (DRM) HOA Education Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Feb 7 all-day
Desert Resort Management (DRM) HOA Education Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

An an exhibitor at this event, we hope you will join us.
EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, Dea C. Franck, Esq., David E. Bruce, Esq.

Feb
10
Fri
CAI Coachella Valley Program Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
Feb 10 all-day
CAI Coachella Valley Program Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

Join speakers Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. & Dea C. Franck, Esq. for an educational program on Short-term Rentals
EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq., Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq.

Feb
16
Thu
CAI Greater Inland Empire Mini Trade Luncheon @ DoubleTree Hotel
Feb 16 all-day
CAI Greater Inland Empire Mini Trade Luncheon @ DoubleTree Hotel

EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian, Nancy I. Sidoruk, Esq.

Feb
24
Fri
CAI San Diego Morning Education Program @ QLN Conference Center
Feb 24 all-day
CAI San Diego Morning Education Program @ QLN Conference Center

“As a sponsor of this event, we hope you will join us.
EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian”

Mar
1
Wed
CAI Greater Inland Empire New Member Mixer @ CAI-GRIE Chapter Office
Mar 1 all-day
CAI Greater Inland Empire New Member Mixer @ CAI-GRIE Chapter Office

EG&H Attendees: Tiffany Christian

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When not practicing law Jack enjoys playing guitar and imparting life lessons through coaching little league baseball.

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    EMILY A. LONG, Esq.

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    EMILY A. LONG

    EMILY A. LONG

    Attorney at Law

    Practice Areas

    Community Association Counsel
    Civil Litigation






    Education

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
    University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008

    Affiliations and Memberships

    State Bar of California
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    Community Associations Institute (CAI)
    California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

    Overview

    Emily Long recently joined Epsten, APC, in the summer of 2019. Prior to her work at Epsten, she worked at a law firm specializing in estate planning, as well as trust and estate litigation and administration in Palm Desert, CA. Emily began her legal career as an attorney in Milwaukee, WI, where she worked for a small law firm that built the capacity of nonprofit community development corporations dedicated to economic revitalization work, including building affordable housing. She moved to the Coachella Valley in 2012.

    Emily is a proud graduate of public schools and universities from which she has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with high honors in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. While attending law school, Emily was a Senior Articles Editor of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society and specialized in transactional and community economic development law. She also won honors including the State of Wisconsin’s Public Interest Law Student of the Year, the Dane County Pro-Bono Law Student of the Year, and clerked for the Honorable Patrick J. Fiedler, Judge, Dane County Circuit Court.

    Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

    Nov
    12
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley 40th Anniversary Wine Tasting & Auction @ Shields Date Garden
    Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Dec
    6
    Mon
    DRM-Associa Cares Golf Tournament @ Palm Valley Country Club
    Dec 6 @ 7:00 am
    Dec
    10
    Fri
    Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
    Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    A Two-Part Webinar Series

    Part II – December 10th
    Attorney Q&A

    Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
    Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).




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    Prior Speaking Engagements

    Sep
    26
    Thu
    Legal Lessons/Desert Dialogues Combo Event @ Rancho Mirage Public Library
    Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Legal Lessons/Desert Dialogues Combo Event @ Rancho Mirage Public Library

    Join Tiffany Christian, Elisa M. Perez, Esq., and Emily A. Long, Esq. at this Legal Lessons and Desert Dialogues combo event focusing on Assessment Collections.

    Register Now!

    Jul
    10
    Fri
    CAI-Coachella Valley Assistant Manager on the Run (AMOTR) “Dealing with Difficult People” Webinar
    Jul 10 @ 8:30 am
    CAI-Coachella Valley Assistant Manager on the Run (AMOTR) "Dealing with Difficult People" Webinar

    This topic never gets old! In our industry there is always someone that seems to be difficult… Join this webinar for some practical reminders from our own Emily A. Long, Esq. from our Indian Wells office along with co-speaker, name here. Register here.

    Feb
    9
    Tue
    CAI Coachella Valley Board Member Workshop @ Virtual
    Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    CAI Coachella Valley Board Member Workshop @ Virtual

    Coachella Valley board members are invited to join Epsten, APC attorneys Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Emily A. Long, Esq. for an informative presentation covering governing documents. Register here.

    Mar
    5
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley MOTR Program
    Mar 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
    CAI Coachella Valley MOTR Program

    Coachella Valley managers are invited to join Epsten, APC attorneys Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Emily A. Long, Esq. for an informative presentation covering governing documents.

    Sep
    2
    Thu
    Epsten, APC Board Basics: Coachella Valley Communities @ Virtual via Zoom
    Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Epsten, APC Board Basics: Coachella Valley Communities @ Virtual via Zoom
    Board members are invited to join Epsten, APC attorneys for a virtual “Board Basics” presentation covering Coachella Valley Communities.
    This month’s program will be focused on rules and enforcement.  Register Now
    Emily enjoys spending time with her family when she is not working, which include her husband and three children. Emily also loves to cook, listen to music and travel. As to be expected, she is a serious Packer, Badger and Brewers fan.

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      JACQUELYN E. QUINN, Esq.

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      JACQUELYN E. QUINN

      JACQUELYN E. QUINN

      Attorney at Law

      Practice Areas

      Community Association Counsel
      Commercial CID





      Legal Assistant: Joy Carpio


      Education

      University of California, Davis, 2008
      Boston Univeristy School of Law, 2016

      Affiliations and Memberships

      State Bar of California
      Community Associations Institute (CAI)
      California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
      San Diego County Bar Association
      Lawyers Club of San Diego

      Overview

      Jacquelyn earned her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. While attending law school she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joan M. Lewis, California Superior Court. Jackie also served as an Appellate Advocacy Director for Boston University, and competed as a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court team. Prior to law school, Jackie attended University of California, Davis, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Human Development.

      Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

      Dec
      10
      Fri
      Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
      Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      A Two-Part Webinar Series

      Part II – December 10th
      Attorney Q&A

      Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
      Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

      In her free time, Jacquelyn enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and working out.

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        CAROLYN D. DECKER

        CAROLYN D. DECKER

        CAROLYN D. DECKER

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        Education

        San Diego Miramar College, 1995

        Affiliations and Memberships

        Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
        San Diego Miramar College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee Member
        The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

        Overview

        Carolyn Decker joined Epsten, APC in 2016 and is an integral part of the Executive Management Team. She is responsible for overseeing all business operations including finance, information technology, human resources, records, facilities, daily office operations and for leading a broad range of change initiatives.

        With more than 15 years of professional experience in senior law firm management, Carolyn’s skills and experience compliment the firm’s objective to provide excellent professional legal services to our clients while maintaining the continued stability of the firm.

        Carolyn strongly believes in giving back to the community and is a supporter of many worthwhile organizations including Children’s Heritage Foundation, California PTA, American Cancer Society and local area youth sports organizations.

        An active member of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, Carolyn has held various leadership positions within the organization over the years. She is also a member of The Society for Human Resources Management and an Advisory Committee Member of the San Diego Miramar College Paralegal Program.

        Carolyn was raised in San Diego, has two adult children and enjoys learning to golf and spending quality time with friends and family.







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          TIFFANY L. CHRISTIAN

          TIFFANY L. CHRISTIAN

          TIFFANY L. CHRISTIAN

          Director of Marketing and Client Relations










          Education

          Grossmont College, 2000
          University of Phoenix, 2006

          Affiliations and Memberships

          American Marketing Association (AMA)
          Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)
          Legal Marketing Association (LMA)
          Community Associations Institute (CAI)
          California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

          Overview

          Tiffany Christian joined Epsten, APC in January of 2015. She began her marketing career in 2001 and obtained her degree in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix in 2006.

          Tiffany is responsible for the firm’s Annual Legal Symposia, an educational event attended by nearly a thousand Southern California community association managers and board members. Tiffany coordinates the publication of the firm’s annual Community Association Law Resource Book, is responsible for the firm’s website and handles all aspects of the firms social media, marketing, graphic design, advertising, event coordination, corporate branding, team building and client relations.

          As a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), Legal Marketing Association (LMA), Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Tiffany remains active in the legal, marketing and community association industry as a member or chair of countless committees. Tiffany obtained the CAI Educated Business Partner distinction in 2013 and has received numerous awards, including CAI San Diego’s 2015 Committee Volunteer of the Year Award, CAI Greater Inland Empire’s 2016 Committee of the Year Award, CAI Coachella Valley’s 2017 & 2018 Above and Beyond Award and CAI-Greater Inland Empire’s 2018 Committee Chair of the Year Award.

          A San Diego native, Tiffany is married with two children, enjoys walking and traveling and is an active participant in the local community as a former Executive Board Member for her local Little League and as a current Girl Scout Troop leader.

          Events & Speaking Engagements

          Nov
          12
          Fri
          CAI Coachella Valley 40th Anniversary Wine Tasting & Auction @ Shields Date Garden
          Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
          Nov
          19
          Fri
          CAI Coachella Valley Educational Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show
          Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
          CAI Coachella Valley Educational Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show

          Join Tiffany Christian and CAI Coachella Valley for an educational program and mini trade show! Register here.

          Dec
          3
          Fri
          Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
          Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
          Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

          A Two-Part Webinar Series

          Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
          10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

          Part I – December 3rd
          New legal updates affecting common interest developments
          Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

          Part II – December 10th
          Attorney Q&A

          Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
          Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

          8th Annual 2021 USO Gala @ Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
          Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
          Dec
          6
          Mon
          DRM-Associa Cares Golf Tournament @ Palm Valley Country Club
          Dec 6 @ 7:00 am
          Dec
          10
          Fri
          Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
          Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

          A Two-Part Webinar Series

          Part II – December 10th
          Attorney Q&A

          Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
          Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

          Dec
          17
          Fri
          CAI Coachella Valley Educational Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show
          Dec 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
          CAI Coachella Valley Educational Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show

          Join Tiffany Christian and CAI Coachella Valley for an educational program and mini trade show! Register here.

          Mar
          16
          Wed
          CACM – So. Cal. Law Seminar & Expo @ Disneyland Hotel & Convention Center
          Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day







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            RHONDA R. ADATO, Esq.

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            RHONDA R. ADATO

            RHONDA R. ADATO

            Attorney at Law

            Practice Areas

            Community Association Counsel




            Legal Assistant: Joy Carpio

            Legal Assistant: Suzi Estilow


            Education

            University of California, Berkeley, 2010
            The George Washington University School of Law, 2013

            Affiliations and Memberships

            State Bar of California
            Community Associations Institute (CAI)
            California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
            Enright Inn of Court, Former Member

            Overview

            Rhonda Adato graduated from the George Washington University School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Rhonda served as Articles Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal, a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Chair of the Student Bar Association Diversity Committee, a member of the Domestic Violence Law Clinic and Vice President of the Law Association for Women. She received her B.A. in both Art History and English from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, Rhonda was awarded High Honors in the History of Art, and graduated as Valedictorian of the History of Art Department. She also graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and with Highest Honors in English. Rhonda additionally received the Maybelle Toombs Award for Scholarship.

            Rhonda is a member of the State Bar of California and a former member of the Enright Inn of Court.

            Events & Speaking Engagements

            Dec
            3
            Fri
            Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
            Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
            Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

            A Two-Part Webinar Series

            Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
            10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

            Part I – December 3rd
            New legal updates affecting common interest developments
            Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

            Part II – December 10th
            Attorney Q&A

            Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
            Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

            Dec
            10
            Fri
            Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
            Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

            A Two-Part Webinar Series

            Part II – December 10th
            Attorney Q&A

            Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
            Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

            In her free time, Rhonda enjoys traveling, and has visited Mexico, Canada, the French West Indies, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Israel, Italy, Spain, France, and England. Her bucket list includes Bali, Australia, Switzerland, Iceland and many more! Rhonda is a former water polo player and current yoga enthusiast, and loves to try new San Diego restaurants with her family and friends.

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              TRINETTE S. SACHRISON, Esq.

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              TRINETTE S. SACHRISON

              TRINETTE S. SACHRISON

              Senior Attorney at Law

              Practice Areas

              Construction Defect Litigation
              Appellate Litigation
              Community Association Counsel





              Legal Assistant: Allison Miller


              Education

              University of California, at Berkeley, 1992
              California Western School of Law, 1994

              Affiliations and Memberships

              State Bar of California
              American Bar Association
              San Diego County Bar Association
              Community Associations Institute (CAI), Member
              California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Member

              Overview

              Trinette Sachrison graduated magna cum laude from University of California, at Berkeley in 1992, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1995, having graduated from California Western School of Law, cum laude, in 1994. During law school, Trinette served as a Judicial Extern to Justice Don R. Work in the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One. She was also a staff editor of the California Western Law Review, and served on the Executive Council of the Advocacy Honors Board.

              Over the course of 18 years, Trinette’s practice has focused primarily on civil litigation, specializing in construction defect litigation, insurance bad faith and personal injury. For the past several years, Trinette has placed an emphasis on handling state and federal court appeals. Trinette’s appellate work has resulted in several successful published and unpublished opinions. The most recent includes Hensel Phelps Construction v. Superior Court (2020) 44 Cal.App.5th 595, here in the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One.

              Prior to joining Epsten, APC in December of 2015, Trinette was a senior attorney with Kaye, Rose & Partners, where she defended major international and domestic cruise line clients in matters arising on the high seas and in international and state territorial waters. She was also responsible for instituting a nationwide transformation of the consumer arbitration procedures in cruise line passage contracts for United States citizens.

              Trinette is also licensed to practice in Arizona, having passed the bar in 2007, and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Trinette, a San Diego native, is a member of the American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association.

              Events & Speaking Engagements

              Dec
              3
              Fri
              Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
              Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
              Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

              A Two-Part Webinar Series

              Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
              10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

              Part I – December 3rd
              New legal updates affecting common interest developments
              Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

              Part II – December 10th
              Attorney Q&A

              Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
              Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

              Dec
              10
              Fri
              Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
              Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

              A Two-Part Webinar Series

              Part II – December 10th
              Attorney Q&A

              Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
              Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

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                DAVID A. KLINE, Esq.

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                DAVID A. KLINE

                DAVID A. KLINE

                Senior Attorney at Law

                Practice Areas

                Community Association Counsel
                Fair Housing
                Contract Counsel





                Legal Assistant: Joy Carpio


                Education

                San Diego State University, 1997
                University of Houston Law School, 2000

                Affiliations and Memberships

                State Bar of California
                San Diego County Bar Association
                Community Associations Institute (CAI)
                California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

                Overview

                David Kline has been a member of the California State Bar since February 2006 and joined the firm’s transactional practice group in 2014.

                David received his undergraduate education at San Diego State University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in political science and a minor in English. In 2000 he graduated from the University of Houston Law School with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. While at law school, he was a member of the Mock Trial team and received many awards for his contributions. Upon graduation, he worked as an enforcement specialist and staff attorney for the Fair Housing Council of San Diego, a private nonprofit organization. In that capacity, he investigated complaints of housing discrimination and trained attorneys, association managers, and other industry professionals to prevent liability from a risk management perspective.

                Before joining Epsten, APC David spent 7 years representing community associations in litigation, assessment collection, and transactional matters. His extensive experience includes defending homeowners associations against claims of housing discrimination filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH); litigating matters involving violations of architectural restrictions, pet restrictions and senior occupancy violations; preparing amendments and restatements of governing documents; and advising boards of directors regarding their responsibilities under the Davis-Stirling Act and the governing documents.

                Events & Speaking Engagements

                Dec
                3
                Fri
                Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
                Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

                A Two-Part Webinar Series

                Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
                10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

                Part I – December 3rd
                New legal updates affecting common interest developments
                Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

                Part II – December 10th
                Attorney Q&A

                Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
                Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

                Dec
                10
                Fri
                Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
                Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

                A Two-Part Webinar Series

                Part II – December 10th
                Attorney Q&A

                Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
                Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

                When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. On most weekends, you can find me and my family at the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, the Fleet Science Center, Legoland, Sea World, or at a library or bookstore. Other times, you can find me shuttling my son to or from soccer games, swim class, piano practice, or hip hop classes.

                When I was in high school, my career ambition was to become a rock star. When I'm not with friends or family, I enjoy playing guitar and envisioning myself on stage with long hair and thousands of adoring fans screaming my name. In reality, though, we are all better off with me as a lawyer, than as a “musician.”

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                  DEA C. FRANCK, Esq.

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                  DEA C. FRANCK

                  DEA C. FRANCK

                  Indian Wells Office Managing Shareholder

                  Practice Areas

                  Community Association Counsel
                  Contract Counsel






                  Education

                  University of California Irvine, 2003
                  Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2011

                  Affiliations and Memberships

                  State Bar of California
                  Community Associations Institute (CAI)
                  California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

                  Overview

                  Dea C. Franck attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor summa cum laude and was class valedictorian in 2011. While attending law school, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and was a recipient of numerous Jefferson Medals and CALI and Witkin Awards of Excellence. In addition to her academics, Dea clerked for the National Labor Relations Board- Division of Judges in San Francisco, California as a Peggy Browning Fellow. She was also a judicial extern for Federal District Judge Jeffery T. Miller and Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo in the United States District Court, Southern District of California. Prior to joining the firm, Dea worked as a post-bar judicial law clerk in Honolulu, Hawaii for Associate Judge Alexa D. M. Fujise in the Intermediate Court of Appeals for the State of Hawaii. During her clerkship, she reviewed appellate briefs and records on appeal and assisted in preparing disposition orders and published opinions.

                  Dea is originally from Martinez, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended the University of California Irvine, where she earned her bachelor of arts in drama in 2003.

                  Honors & Awards

                • Graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law Summa Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian
                • Editor-in-Chief of The Thomas Jefferson Law Review
                • Peggy Browning Fellow
                • 2016 - Above & Beyond Service Award - Coachella Valley Golf Committee
                • 2015 - Outstanding Service to CAI - Coachella Valley Quorum Committee

                • Designations

                • 2017 – CAI Educated Business Partner

                • Additional Articles

                  Events & Speaking Engagements

                  Nov
                  12
                  Fri
                  CAI Coachella Valley 40th Anniversary Wine Tasting & Auction @ Shields Date Garden
                  Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                  Dec
                  3
                  Fri
                  Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
                  Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                  Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

                  A Two-Part Webinar Series

                  Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
                  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

                  Part I – December 3rd
                  New legal updates affecting common interest developments
                  Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

                  Part II – December 10th
                  Attorney Q&A

                  Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
                  Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

                  8th Annual 2021 USO Gala @ Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
                  Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                  Dec
                  6
                  Mon
                  DRM-Associa Cares Golf Tournament @ Palm Valley Country Club
                  Dec 6 @ 7:00 am
                  Dec
                  10
                  Fri
                  Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
                  Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

                  A Two-Part Webinar Series

                  Part II – December 10th
                  Attorney Q&A

                  Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
                  Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

                  Mar
                  16
                  Wed
                  CACM – So. Cal. Law Seminar & Expo @ Disneyland Hotel & Convention Center
                  Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
                  I proudly sit on the Board of Animal Samaritans, a non-profit animal welfare organization in the Coachella Valley; my husband and I donate many hours of our free time socializing the cats and dogs up for adoption at Animal Samaritans’ Adoption Center. We are the doting owners of two rescue cats from the organization and I would take home more if my husband wasn’t always the rational one in this regard.

                  I also enjoy frequenting thrift shops, antique stores, and tiki bars to grow my collection of tiki mugs and general tiki ephemera. I have over 100+ mugs and am always on the hunt for more.

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                    JILLIAN M. WRIGHT, Esq.

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                    JILLIAN M. WRIGHT

                    JILLIAN M. WRIGHT

                    Senior Attorney at Law

                    Practice Areas

                    Assessment Recovery
                    Community Association Counsel
                    Contract Counsel





                    Legal Assistant: Joy Carpio


                    Education

                    University of Southern California, 2009
                    University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2012

                    Affiliations and Memberships

                    State Bar of California
                    San Diego County Bar Association
                    California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
                    Community Associations Institute (CAI)
                    Consumer Attorneys of California 2012-2016

                    Overview

                    Jillian Wright graduated, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2012. She received her B.A. in both psychology and political science from University of Southern California, magna cum laude. While in law school, Jillian worked as a certified law student for Hastings Civil Justice Clinic where she successfully represented plaintiffs in a wage and hour bench trial. While at Hastings, Jillian served as the Executive Submissions and Acquisitions Editor for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal and competed in the ABA’s Law Student Division Client Counseling Competitions. In 2011, Jillian was awarded the California Bar Association’s Wiley Manuel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono.

                    Jillian is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Consumer Attorneys of California 2012-2016, and a former member of the Louis Welsh Inn of Court (2013-2014).

                    Events & Speaking Engagements

                    Dec
                    3
                    Fri
                    Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom
                    Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                    Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part I of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom

                    A Two-Part Webinar Series

                    Friday, December 3, 2021 & Friday, December 10, 2021
                    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

                    Part I – December 3rd
                    New legal updates affecting common interest developments
                    Opportunity to submit questions for discussion on 12/10

                    Part II – December 10th
                    Attorney Q&A

                    Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
                    Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

                    Dec
                    10
                    Fri
                    Epsten, APC Legal Symposium: Part 2 of a Two-Part Webinar Series @ Virtual via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
                    Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

                    A Two-Part Webinar Series

                    Part II – December 10th
                    Attorney Q&A

                    Our Annual Legal Symposium provides community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB).
                    Our 2021 program (for managers attending Part I and Part II) is pending approval via CACM (1 CEU) and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB – 4 CEUs) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. (www.camicb.org).

                    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young kids. Most weekends you can find us at the beach, the San Diego Zoo, or New Children’s Museum. If I’m off mom-duty you can find me at a yoga or Orange Theory class or holding a pint of a local IPA. Sometimes the IPA sneaks its way into mom-duty too…did you know the Zoo has a great beer selection?

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