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Francesca De la Grana

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Francesca de la Grana

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
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About Francesca

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Francesca de la Grana was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended Tampa Catholic High School and later went on to Florida State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a Minor in Spanish. After FSU, Francesca lived and studied in Spain where she worked with a marketing agency for several months. She then returned to Tampa where she worked for her father, Frank de la Grana, and realized she wanted to pursue a career in the area of criminal law.

She obtained her law degree at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. During her time there, Francesca excelled in the school’s nationally renowned trial advocacy program. She competed in dozens of national and regional mock trial competitions all over the country and was named Regional Champion of the American Association for Justice Trial Competition in 2011. Francesca was later inducted into the prestigious Order of Barristers, a national honorary society for those who demonstrate extraordinary advocacy skills.

After law school, Francesca began her career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases and tried dozens of cases to jury verdict. Through her hard work and dedication, she has gained the respects of judges she has appeared in front of, as well as her fellow colleagues and adversaries.

Francesca is licensed to practice in Florida and was admitted to practice law by the Florida Bar in the fall of 2012. She also holds memberships in the American Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Goldberg-Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court. Francesca is also licensed to practice in teh Middle District of Florida.


Languages spoken: English & Spanish

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de la Grana Boardman
1710 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL, 33605-3806

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Posted by John | February 20, 2024
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Amazing experience
Francesca is a TRUE professional at her craft. She made the process to fight my traffic ticket as easy as possible. She was quick, responsive to any calls/texts, an expert communicator and made payment very easy. I would easily trust her with your case. I wouldn't look anywhere else to get a traffic ticket in greater Tampa handled. She's the real deal!!
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Posted by Josh | January 9, 2024
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Grate attorney
she helped me with my vop she’s very good at communicating and very professional if it wasn’t for her I’d have probably been sent back to prison I highly recommend her
Posted by Courtney | February 9, 2023
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Great Attorney
She was just an amazing person and attorney, very professional and personal, overall good at her job.... I meant to write this review a long time ago. Thank you again.
Posted by Iqtidar | December 19, 2022
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I was looking for some aggressive criminal defense attorneys to join our team in a domestic violence case(2 Felonies). It was only 20 days before the trial, when we contacted Francesca. She jumped on to the board right away and during the trail she made us realize we made the right choice. Francesca was always in control and confident on her decision making which finally helped us to win the case with not guilty verdict. Hands down I would recommend her as an attorney for your case.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 22, 2020
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Highly recommend Francesca de la Grana
Francesca de la Grana is the best! She is professional, knowledgeable and caring. Always quick to respond to my questions, calm my fears and reassure me. She got the absolute best possible outcome for my case.
Posted by Lindsay | December 20, 2016
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Who says you can't have it ALL???
When looking for a defense attorney after being wrongly accused of harassing my neighbor, I was hoping at best to find someone with some experience. THE END. What I found was a compassionate, sharp, knowledgeable, and accessible (at any time whether via FB, text or email) female defense attorney whose mission was to follow in her father's successful footsteps and help people by defending them and their constitutional rights. After 14 months of dealing with the court system, Ms. Francesca De La Grana managed to write up a motion to dismiss in a week that included everything but the kitchen sink! What creativity! Not to mention it was all fact which is why it is always smart to hire an attorney when faced with any misdemeanor charge, especially when you are innocent. Needless to say "CASE DISMISSED" were the last kind words this beautiful lawyer, both inside and out, said to me today. What a wonderful Christmas present and a pleasure working with her and her firm De La Grana Boardman in Ybor City!
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Posted by Kyle | September 23, 2016
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One of the best!
Francesca was unbelievable through my entire case from the start all the way to the end. She went above and beyond collecting all of the information that she needed to be successful and in turn, had my case dismissed. I would recommend friends, family and others to trust and utilize Francesca for any of their legal needs, she is awesome!
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Posted by Walter | July 20, 2016
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My son got into a motorcycle accident and he called me to the scene , and I ended up arrested for obstructing the investigation and i called my friend Helene Daniels who is also a excellent lawyer on a different branch and she referred me to Francesca. So she took my case and went to court for me 2 times and the 3 time i had to go with her for non jury trial, she has a lot of respect from the judge as well as everyone in court so she was able to dismiss my case with no problems. I would higly recommend her, and thank her very much for dismissing my case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • de la Grana Boardman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit
  • 2012 - 2015


  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • 2007


  • Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Order of Barristers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Francesca
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Ms. De La Grana is professional, extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled. A+"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Francesca has earned the endorsement of myself and other lawyers within this community for her dedication to clients, her courtroom demeanor, her experience, and most importantly, her results. I refer cases to Francesca with confidence and I am happy to be able to offer her services as a part of my law practice to ensure all Tampa Bay community clients are taken care of by the right attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Anyone who says you can't have a professional and productive relationship with an opposing lawyer hasn't met Francesca. She handles things with integrity and class, and will always shoot you straight. I have, and will continue to recommend her to my clients for any criminal defense needs. Excellent lawyer, excellent person. HIGHLY recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Francesca at the State Attorney's Office. She is an outstanding advocate and knows criminal law as well, or better, than anyone out there."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege to work with Ms. De la Grana on numerous cases while we were Assistant State Attorneys. She is not only intelligent and motivated, but a highly skilled trial advocate. Now, as a private defense attorney, she has been doing great things and achieving fantastic results for her clients. I fully endorse Francesca."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Francesca and I worked together at the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office where she successfully prosecuted countless jury and non-jury trials. Francesca is a smart, passionate, and highly skilled advocate you can trust to represent you. I recommend Francesca without hesitation!"
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Tampa Criminal defense Lawyer Francesca De la Grana
Francesca De la Grana
Criminal defense Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation