“Frances has been helping the firm’s clients succeed for many years,” said Ruben Smith, Managing Shareholder. “She exemplifies the excellent legal service, thoughtful advocacy, and skillful communication that AlvaradoSmith was built on, and we’re proud to welcome her as a shareholder to the firm.”
An integral part of the firm’s business litigation practice, Frances’ work adeptly communicates the key positions and primary considerations of her clients across a wide range of issues and disputes. She serves as litigation counsel for both private companies and public entities, including cities and school districts, and has particular strengths resolving employment disputes and matters concerning construction delay and contract disputes
In addition, Frances is a skilled negotiator, helping a national health insurance provider resolve medical provider claims disputes efficiently and effectively. She is also building a strong telecommunications regulatory practice, writing compelling and convincing language for a large telecoms company facing California Public Utilities Commission regulation of their activities.
One of the nation’s largest minority-owned and operated law firms, AlvaradoSmith was founded more than 25 years ago to leverage the growing diversity of the legal profession to bring clients better service, more creative and practical solutions, and a greater focus on the business and strategic success of the people they serve.
Today, AlvaradoSmith is a full-service law firm with approximately 30 attorneys located in three offices across California where quality professionals thrive in an environment that values excellence, inclusion, and client service and dedication. It is a stronger, smarter, and more skillful 21st-century law firm, dedicated to helping clients succeed today and long into the future.