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DEA C. FRANCKSenior Attorney at Law
Practice AreasCommunity Association Counsel
EducationUniversity of California Irvine, 2003
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2011
Affiliations and MembershipsState Bar of California
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
OverviewDea 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
- 03/2017 – CAI Coachella Valley Quorum Magazine, What Every Business Partner Needs to Know About Working With CAI-Coachella Valley Management Company Members
- 01/2017 – CAI Coachella Valley Quorum Magazine, From Homeowner to Board Director: The Added Fiduciary Duties and Responsibilities of Directors
- 09/2016 – CAI Coachella Valley Quorum Magazine, Questions and Answers from “Ask the Attorney” Luncheon
- 08/2016 – CAI Coachella Valley Quorum Magazine, People, Pets and Parking + Fair Housing Laws = A Pandora’s Box of Potential Legal Pitfalls
- 08/2016 – CAI Coachella Valley Quorum Magazine, Tips for Protecting Your Pets (and Yourself) from Coyotes
Events & Speaking Engagements
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.
Attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. will be presenting on new and changing laws that pertain to community associations at this private event.
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.
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.
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
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