DEA C. FRANCK, Esq.

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DEA C. FRANCK

DEA C. FRANCK

Senior Attorney at Law

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

    Jan
    24
    Thu
    Desert Dialogues: Mini Board Boot Camp @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room
    Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Desert Dialogues: Mini Board Boot Camp @ 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.

    Speaker: Dea C. Franck, Esq.

    Jan
    25
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley 2018 Awards & Monte Carlo Night
    Jan 25 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley 2018 Awards & Monte Carlo Night

    Join attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s annual Monte Carlo Night.

    Private Associa Lifestyle Director Conference @ Indian Wells Resort
    Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Private Associa Lifestyle Director Conference @ Indian Wells Resort

    Attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. will be presenting on new and changing laws that pertain to community associations at this private event.

    Mar
    14
    Thu
    CACM Law Seminar & Expo @ Disneyland Hotel & Convention Center
    Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
    Mar
    29
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Corks for CLAC Wine Tasting @ TBD
    Mar 29 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Corks for CLAC Wine Tasting @ TBD

    Join attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s Corks for CLAC event.

    Apr
    25
    Thu
    Desert Dialogues: Social Media & Community Associations @ Rancho Mirage Public Library
    Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Desert Dialogues: Social Media & Community Associations @ Rancho Mirage Public Library

    If you are a community association board member or homeowner, you are invited to attend this FREE event at the City of Rancho Mirage Library with Tiffany Christian and Dea C. Franck, Esq. as  they speak on the topic of Social Media and Community Associations.

    Apr
    26
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Annual Spring Golf Tournament @ TBD
    Apr 26 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Annual Spring Golf Tournament @ TBD

    Join Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s annual spring golf tournament.

    May
    30
    Thu
    Legal Lessons: Contracting: Beyond the Basics @ Rancho Mirage Public Library
    May 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 am
    Legal Lessons: Contracting: Beyond the Basics @ Rancho Mirage Public Library

    Community managers looking to continue their professional growth and expertise in community association management while earning CE credits are invited to join us for a complimentary one hour lunch and learn program. Local Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC attorneys will share their insights on some of the most common legal topics and issues facing community associations.

    Join attorneys Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq. as they explore contracting.

    Sep
    26
    Thu
    Legal Lessons/Desert Dialogues Combo Event @ Rancho Mirage Public Library
    Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Legal Lessons/Desert Dialogues Combo Event @ Rancho Mirage Public Library

    Join Tiffany Christian, Dea C. Franck, Esq. and David E. Bruce, Esq. at this Legal Lessons and Desert Dialogues combo event.

    Topic TBD.

    Nov
    15
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Legislative Update Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ TBD
    Nov 15 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Legislative Update Lunch & Mini Trade Show @ TBD

    Join attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at this educational event.

    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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