Francine Ward is Of Counsel at Monty White, LLP, a San Rafael, California full-service law firm. She heads the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Law Group and manages its Palm Desert, California office. Her IP focus is on copyrights, trademarks, social media legal issues, and publishing law. In addition, Francine’s secondary practice is in the area of estate planning.
Ward is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
Francine’s clients include authors, musicians, designers, reality television personalities and business owners interested in building a brand, protecting an existing brand, developing content, starting a business, writing a book, or composing music. Her clients may be collaborating on the creation of content, being sued for copyright or trademark infringement, wanting to sue someone for copyright or trademark infringement, or just needing advice regarding social media related issues.
Ward is an active member of the American Bar Association and is a leader in the organization’s 19,000+ Intellectual Property Law Section (IPL). She is a member of the IPL Council, the section’s governing body and chairs the Attorney Wellness Committee.
Finally, like she doesn’t have enough to do, Francine teaches intellectual property law and contract drafting at the California Desert Trial Academy College of Law in Indio, California.