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Eric P. Francisconi
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Mr. Francisconi is a partner of the firm and a resident of the firm's Irvine office. He is licensed to practice in all California state courts, the U.S. District Courts of the Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also licensed as a real estate broker with the California Department of Real Estate.

Mr. Francisconi focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and probate litigation. In his over 27 years of practice, most of his cases pertain to contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition, fraud, fiduciary duties, real property estates, employment, commercial landlord rights, the rights and responsibilities of participants in corporations/LLCs/partnerships, construction law, insurance bad faith, and bankruptcy. Mr. Francisconi proudly advises and represents clients and individuals such as hospitality companies, commercial landlords, construction companies, health care professionals, pharmaceutical companies, real estate brokers, homeowners, business owners, and investors.

Mr. Francisconi has extensive experience as a successful first-chair trial attorney in jury and non-jury trials throughout California. Because of his abilities and trial experience, his peers have admitted him to the American Board of Trial Advocates, the country's premier organization of experienced civil trial lawyers and judges. He is proud to be rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, the highest possible ranking, as ranked by his peers for the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Mr. Francisconi graduated cum laude from the Honors Program at Loyola Marymount University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in history. While at Loyola Marymount, he served as the Student Body Vice President of Student Affairs, sung for four years in the renowned Loyola Marymount University Chorus, and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society. In 1994, he graduated from Loyola Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and externed for the Honorable Lisa Hill Fenning, Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

In the community, in addition to serving as a worship leader and church musician for over 30 years, Mr. Francisconi has served as a volunteer for the Constitutional Rights Foundation-Orange County since 2017 as a scorer for the Mock Trial Competition and a presenter/lecturer for Constitution Day.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 1994
  • Articles Editor of Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. – 1991
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Honors Program

Professional Associations, Honors, and Memberships

  • California Real Estate Broker (DRE License No. 01298088)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court
  • Orange County Bar Association – Masters Division
  • Orange County Bar Association – Business Litigation Section
  • State Bar of California
  • AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Community Involvement

  • Attorney Scorer – Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Mock Trial Competition (2017 to present)
  • Presenter and Lecturer – Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Constitution Day (2017 to present)
  • Board Member – Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Career Forum (2018-2019)
  • Presenter – Whittier Christian Schools and Southlands Christian Schools Career Day
  • Vice President and Past President – BNI Top Producers Chapter (2019 to present)