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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Courts Have Seen (and heard) It All. Be Careful With Those Lies

  By JOSIE BROWN       To some people, divorce is a declaration of war. To that end, any and all tactics are fair game. But a look at divorce rulings across the nation in recent years — from California, to Illinois, to Florida — indicates that judges are growing increasingly impatient with spouses who intentionally mislead the court, particularly when it concerns hiding their... Read More

Divorcing a narcissist

“Author of the bestseller Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic MothersDr. Karyl McBride draws on her expertise in treating children and partners damaged by narcissists in this practical new guide to divorce and its aftermath. With more than three decades of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. McBride guides you through the emotional fallout... Read More


This particular phrase, uttered by legions of law enforcement officers across California (and the rest of the US) whenever they don’t want to do their job, is one of the most irksome, irritating, and completely abused phrases in the law enforcement lexicon.  This stock phrase is used because most people don’t know what the law is, and law enforcement know it-so they use it. For example,... Read More

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