Santa Rosa Lawyer-Wallace Francis, Attorney At Law-Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation

    Whether it is a simple breach of contract, a more complex business dispute, a property rights issue or something more personal like defamation, you need proper counsel to be able to protect your rights. The courts are simply not set up for lay people to handle such matters themselves, any more than a hospital is set up to allow you to do surgery on yourself. Read More About Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

    I understand the emotional and financial issues that surface during a child custody matter or divorce. Many times an angry spouse will use the legal system to bully the other spouse. In situations like this, it is morally wrong not to defend yourself.
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  • Criminal Law

    If you are arrested and charged with a crime in California you will need an attorney to help navigate the criminal court process. I am here to help with your misdemeanor case.
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The use of the “false narrative” in family law cases

One of the striking aspects of the practice of family law is the manner in which some cases never end.  Most lawsuits (other than asbestos litigation or other odd areas of law) are over within a year or two.  Some drag on for more than that.  But family law cases can literally go on for year after year after year.  Why?  Because the families have CHILDREN who are still living with one, or both... Read More

The Boogeyman of California Family Law by Dan Cripe

The Boogeyman of California Family Law by Don Cripe June 2013 Don Cripe For most of my 25 years as a trial lawyer (a substantial portion of which included family law matters), whenever the word “mediation” was used in the context of family law, parties (and even sometimes, lawyers) cringed. The problems with the process related to the term “mediation” in family law cases are many. This short... Read More

Landlord ordered to compensate Santa Rosa tenants displaced by mold

The Press Democrat reported earlier last week that Judge Gary Nadler ordered the landlords to compensate tenants displaced by mold in Santa Rosa.  Mold litigation is both an issue for landlord/tenant attorneys and personal injury attorneys.  Alongside legitimate claims of injury from mold are also claims made by people which who are simply looking to shake-down a landlord for some extra cash.  Like... Read More

Santa Rosa Lawyer-Wallace Francis, Attorney At Law-Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense