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Miranda Cecily Franks

Probate Attorney at Spring Valley, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About Miranda

Learn Miranda’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Estate and trust administration. When a loved one dies and the estate needs to be settled, please call our office to walk you through this complex and often confusing process.

    30 years

  2. Estate planning
    Our office drafts personalized, comprehensive, integrated estate plans-- from the basic, simple will and trust to complex charitable, life insurance, and special needs trusts.

    30 years

  3. Litigation
    We handled contested trust administrations, will contests, guardianship and conservatorship litigation. When possible we strive to handle your legal estate issues through alternate dispute resolution to preserve families and minimize costs.

    30 years

  4. Business
    We work with small business owners in the formation of the proper entity. Each client has unique needs, and we tailor by-laws and operating agreements to fit your specific business requirements.

    30 years

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.

Contact Miranda

Law Office Of Miranda C. Franks
3322 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Suite 203
Spring Valley, CA, 91977


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Posted by Sarah | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney who makes you feel like family
ful at making you feel well taken care of. She has prepared documents for me, as well as my friends. Very helpful throughout the years to myself and loved ones. The entire office staff is very compassionate during hard times and difficult decisions. If you have a problem that isn't in her scope of the work she does, she will do everything she can to help point you in the right direction. She genuinely cares about her clients. I will continue to rely on Miranda for all my Probate and Estate Planning needs in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Nice, Very Easy to Talk With, Sincere
Ms. Franks was very kind from day one. Our situation was emotional and difficult and we had no idea what the "Probate" process was .... Mariam Ms. Franks paralegal works extremely hard to keep up with Ms. Franks as its a busy office. But the most beautiful office I have ever seen! Breathtaking Views...
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2015
A conscientious, excellent attorney!
We had Miranda so our revocable living trust, and were impressed with her knowledge and her skills. Our situation was a little complex, and Miranda was competent and paid attention to every little detail. She is wonderful and I would not hesitate to have her take care of all our attorney needs!
Posted by Rick | October 4, 2014
Honest, sincere and friendly
Miranda is wonderful. My wife and I set up a trust to protect our family and our assets. Miranda explained all of the ins and outs and we are now fully informed and we also enjoy peace of mind knowing that our children will be taken care of if something happens to us. Miranda is also knowledgeable about estate taxes and explained how we can maximize the amount of money we will leave behind. I will continue to refer my friends to Miranda and her professional staff.
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Posted by Patricia | October 2, 2014
Wish all attorneys were like her
I have never met an attorney that is so willing to sit down one on one go over everything in detail and treats you with respect and not another name and number passing through. My father died and it was a very hard time and so many questions on what to do. She was there.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Miranda C. Franks
  • 1993 - Present


  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • law
  • 1993
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Foothills Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • 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
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego (East County chapter)
  • President
  • 1997 - 1999
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section Member
  • 1993 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Week
  • Understanding Conservatorships
  • 2014
  • Foothills Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section
  • Death of a Sole Practitioner
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Miranda Franks is a great attorney. Not only is she extremely qualified as an estate planner and a litigator, but she regularly participates in pro bono work which benefits our community."
Estate planning