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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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

Contra Costa County virtual self-help for evictions

Eviction cases are called an “unlawful detainer” in court. An unlawful detainer lawsuit (eviction) is a court process that a landlord can use to try to make a tenant move out of his or her rental unit and/or pay rent that is owed. In general, landlords have a responsibility to provide a place to live that is in basically good condition, and tenants have a responsibility to take reasonable... Read More

High conflict divorce in California: keep it simple

There are a lot of very effective tactics at play in family law litigation in the great state of California.  Among the very best is the use of documentation to provide factual evidence of what is actually transpiring.  There are a great number of people who believe eyewitness testimony, cross-examination, and judicial determinations of credibility are the crucible by which justice emerges from the... Read More

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