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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.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
    23 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    23 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    23 years
  4. Business: 10%
    23 years



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Law Office Of Miranda C. Franks

655 West Broadway
Suite 1400
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California1997
Distinguished Service AwardSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program1997
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California1996
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California1995
Outstanding Match AwardVolunteers in Parole1995
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Miranda C. Franks1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Probate Attorneys of San DiegoMember2012 - Present
Spring Valley Chamber of CommercePresident2007 - 2008
Foothills Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2007
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBoard Member2005 - 2007
Foothills Bar AssociationBoard Member2005 - 2008
Spring Valley Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2004 - 2009
Better Business BureauMember2000 - 2009
Lawyers Club of San Diego (East County chapter)President1997 - 1999
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBoard Member1997 - 1999
San Diego County Bar AssociationProbate and Estate Planning Section Member1993 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - Santa BarbaraEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law WeekUnderstanding Conservatorships2014
Foothills Bar Association, Trust and Estates SectionDeath of a Sole Practitioner2009