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

    Oct
    26
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
    Oct 26 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
    CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

    Join attorneys Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s October Lunch and Mini Trade Show.

    Nov
    9
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Resort & Casino
    Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients, community association boards and community association managers. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and hear our attorneys provide updates and insight on case law and legislative changes and trends.

    We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues for a complimentary day of:

    • Exhibitor networking
    • Legislative and case law updates
    • Attorney Q&A
    • Best practices and hot topics specific to community associations 

    Refreshments will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

    This event is pending CACM-approval for 2 CEUs and is pending approval for
    5 CMCA credits by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). www.camicb.org

    Nov
    16
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Legislative Update and Mini Trade Show
    Nov 16 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Legislative Update and Mini Trade Show

    Join attorneys Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s annual Legislative Update and Mini Trade Show.

    Nov
    30
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
    Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients, community association boards and community association managers. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and hear our attorneys provide updates and insight on case law and legislative changes and trends.

    We invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues for a complimentary day of:

    • Exhibitor networking
    • Legislative and case law updates
    • Attorney Q&A and round tables
    • Best practices and hot topics specific to community associations 

    Refreshments will be provided with breakfast and lunch.

    This event is pending CACM-approval for 2 CEUs and is pending approval for
    5 CMCA credits by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). www.camicb.org

    Dec
    7
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Holiday Mixer
    Dec 7 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Holiday Mixer

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

    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
    29
    Tue
    CAI Coachella Valley 2018 Awards & Monte Carlo Night
    Jan 29 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley 2018 Awards & Monte Carlo Night

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

    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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