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

    Mar
    29
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Corks for CLAC Wine Tasting @ Shields Date Garden
    Mar 29 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Corks for CLAC Wine Tasting @ Shields Date Garden

    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 @ Desert Princess Palm Springs Championship Golf Course
    Apr 26 @ 6:30 am
    CAI Coachella Valley Annual Spring Golf Tournament @ Desert Princess Palm Springs Championship Golf Course

    Join Dea C. Franck, Esq., William S. Budd, 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
    8
    Fri
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - The Show
    Nov 8 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 am
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Coachella Valley Legal Symposium @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - The Show

    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
    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.

    Dec
    6
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley Holiday Mixer @ TBD
    Dec 6 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley Holiday Mixer @ TBD

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

    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel
    Dec 6 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 am
    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel

    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

    Jan
    24
    Fri
    CAI Coachella Valley 2019 Awards and Monte Carlo Night @ TBD
    Jan 24 all-day
    CAI Coachella Valley 2019 Awards and Monte Carlo Night @ TBD

    Join attorney Dea C. Franck, Esq. and Tiffany Christian

    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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