Ms. Franks has comprehensive experience in estate planning and business planning as well as litigation involving senior placement and caring, and estate and trust disputes. Her motto is "proper planning is always less costly than litigation". It is Miranda's philosophy that planning for the future, and continually being aware of the status of your estate and business assets are the best way to avoid litigation and unintended distributions of wealth.
Miranda received her Batchelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her law degree from Thomas Jefferson Law School. She has received credentials as a certified mediator, and when applicable seeks to provide solutions to contested matters through alternate dispute resolution methods. Miranda is actively involved in educational programs within the San Diego legal community, and is regularly invited to speak at seminars on the subject of estate planning and probate.
Ms. Franks was born and raised in Southern California, and has lived here most of her life. She resides in Rancho San Diego with her son Dylan and three cats, Cecily, Mango and Nacho.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award||State Bar of California||1997|
|Distinguished Service Award||San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program||1997|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award||State Bar of California||1996|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award||State Bar of California||1995|
|Outstanding Match Award||Volunteers in Parole||1995|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award||State Bar of California||1994|
|Owner||Law Office of Miranda C. Franks||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Probate Attorneys of San Diego||Member||2012 - Present|
|Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce||President||2007 - 2008|
|Foothills Bar Association||President||2007 - 2007|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Board Member||2005 - 2007|
|Foothills Bar Association||Board Member||2005 - 2008|
|Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2004 - 2009|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||2000 - 2009|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego (East County chapter)||President||1997 - 1999|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Board Member||1997 - 1999|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Probate and Estate Planning Section Member||1993 - 2009|
|Thomas Jefferson SOL||N/A||law||1993|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Law Week||Understanding Conservatorships||2014|
|Foothills Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section||Death of a Sole Practitioner||2009|