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

    Jun
    6
    Wed
    Desert Dialogues: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room
    Jun 6 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
    Desert Dialogues: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ 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: David E. Bruce, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq

    Desert Dialogues: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Conference Room
    Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Desert Dialogues: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ 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: David E. Bruce, Esq. & Dea C. Franck, Esq.

    Jun
    8
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program and Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
    Jun 8 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
    CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program and Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

    Join attorneys David E. Bruce, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq. with Tiffany Christian at this event.

    Jun
    29
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Bowling Tournament @ Palm Springs Lanes
    Jun 29 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Bowling Tournament @ Palm Springs Lanes

    Join attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian for a night of fun at Palm Springs Lanes.

    Aug
    30
    Thu
    Legal Lessons: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ TBD
    Aug 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Legal Lessons: Developer Transitions & Indian Land Leases @ TBD

    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. David E. Bruce, Esq. and Dea C. Franck, Esq. will share their insights on some of the most common legal topics and issues facing community associations.

    Sep
    21
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club
    Sep 21 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
    CAI Coachella Valley Lunch Program & Mini Trade Show @ Palm Valley Country Club

    Join attorneys David E. Bruce, Esq., Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at this event.

    Oct
    12
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Oktoberfest
    Oct 12 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Oktoberfest

    Join Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian at CAI Coachella Valley’s annual Oktoberfest!

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

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

    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.

    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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