DEA C. FRANCK

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DEA C. FRANCK

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Construction & Remediation
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
  • Events & Speaking Engagements

    Oct
    18
    Wed
    Desert Dialogues: Golf Courses & Wells @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room
    Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Desert Dialogues: Golf Courses & Wells @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room

    A series of presentations on community association legal issues unique to our desert communities.

    Coachella Valley associations are confronted with challenges unlike those found elsewhere—lifestyle, demographics, infrastructure and facilities all evolve differently in our historical and physical environment. At Epsten Grinnell & Howell, our perspective and understanding of these issues has been shaped by years of local presence.

    Attend these FREE events with Epsten Grinnell & Howell’s attorneys, who will share their insights on legal challenges of particular concern to our Valley’s community associations.

    Speakers: Mary M. Howell, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq., and David E. Bruce, Esq.

    Oct
    27
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Oktoberfest @ Sunshine Landscape
    Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
    CAI Coachella Valley Oktoberfest @ Sunshine Landscape

    As a sponsor of this event, we hope you will join Tiffany Christian and Dea C. Franck, Esq.

    Nov
    3
    Fri
    2017 Endless Summer Coachella Valley Luau @ Sun City Palm Desert Ballroom
    Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 4 @ 10:00 pm

    Join Sue M. Hawks McClintic, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq., and Tiffany Christian and 11 other vendors at Sun City Shadow Hills for this fun event with a full Luau show with Hawaiian Hula, Tahitian and Polynesian dancers, plus Tahitian drummers, all followed by limbo, music and dancing! RSVP is required by October 25th.

    Nov
    9
    Thu
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
    Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Nov
    10
    Fri
    The Management Trust – Desert Division USO Fundraiser Event
    Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Management Trust - Desert Division USO Fundraiser Event

    Join us as we sponsor this event benefiting the Bob Hope USO of Palm Springs.
    EG&H Attendees: Mary M. Howell, Esq., David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq.,  Tiffany Christian

    Nov
    14
    Tue
    CACM Coachella Valley Forum Breakfast @ Classic Club
    Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
    Nov
    17
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Program Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ Sun City Palm Desert
    Nov 17 @ 11:15 am
    Jan
    26
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley 2017 Awards & Monte Carlo Night
    Jan 26 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley 2017 Awards & Monte Carlo Night

    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
    14
    Wed
    Desert Dialogues: Short Term Rentals & Non-Resident Owners @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room
    Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Desert Dialogues: Short Term Rentals & Non-Resident Owners @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room

    A series of presentations on community association legal issues unique to our desert communities.

    Coachella Valley associations are confronted with challenges unlike those found elsewhere—lifestyle, demographics, infrastructure and facilities all evolve differently in our historical and physical environment. At Epsten Grinnell & Howell, our perspective and understanding of these issues has been shaped by years of local presence.

    Attend these FREE events with Epsten Grinnell & Howell’s attorneys, who will share their insights on legal challenges of particular concern to our Valley’s community associations.

    Speakers: Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq.

    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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