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About Me

Copyright Trademark Lawyer, Social Media Attorney, Book lawyer, Business Attorney, Contracts, Publishing Law


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Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 75%
    24 years
  2. Business: 21%
    24 years
  3. Trusts: 2%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 2%



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Contact Info

Mill Valley Office.

775 E Blithedale Ave,
Ste 325
Mill Valley, CA, 94941

Palm Desert Office.

44489 Town Center Way
Ste D-168
Palm Desert, CA, 92260



DCActive 201305/24/2015
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Ofc. of Francine D. Ward1991 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationCommission on Lawyer Assistance Programs2014 - 2015
American Bar AssociationIPL Section Trademark Ex Parte Committee Chair2011 - 2014
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionChair, Sub-Committee on Terms of Use2011 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Staying Legal Guide to Copyrights & TrademarksStaying Legal Guide to Copyrights & Trademarks2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown Univ Law CtrLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Hunter CollPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationCopyright for the Non-IP Lawyer2014
American Bar AssociationThe Ethics of Social Media & Cloud Computing2014