A 1989 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Francine D. Ward has been practicing law since January 14, 1991. She is an intellectual property, estate planning, will and trust attorney admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. In addition, she is Of Counsel at Monty White LLP in Ran Rafael, CA.  Ward is a respected professional known for helping clients resolve problems.

Francine’s Intellectual Property practice focuses on helping clients protect their a) valuable creative content through copyright protection; b) distinctive designs, logos, words, phrases, and other source identifiers through trademark protection, and c) books and other licensed work through carefully negotiated publishing and licensing agreements.

Francine’s estate planning / wills and trust practice focuses on helping clients protect all of their assets.  She does this by making sure their estate plans are comprehensive and address all important questions regarding their trustees, executors, beneficiaries, trust funding, probate, trust administration, and so much more.

Francine Ward views her life through a holistic lens. She’s not just a lawyer, she is an active participant in the world she lives in. Involved in her church community, her support community, and her legal community. She is a leader in the American Bar Association’s 19,000+ Intellectual Property Law Section and currently chairs both the IPL Attorney Wellness Committee and the Copyright and Social Media Committee. In addition, she currently serves on the International Trademark Association’s Internet Committee. Finally, not having enough to do, she is an adjunct professor at the California Desert Trial Academy of Law in Indio, California where she teaches intellectual property and contract drafting.


Francine D. Ward
Attorney-At-Law, Author, Speaker

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