Michael A. Francis

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Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP
 | 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-320-1618
Fax: 213-624-0174
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2015, 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (80%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Demetriou Del Guercio Springer & Francis LLP, Michael A. Francis has more than two decades of experience in handling a variety of environmental law matters. Working out of the firm's offices in Los Angeles, he represents business and individual clients in the greater metropolitan area and throughout Southern California. Admitted to practice in California since 1987, Mr. Francis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    The leader of the firm's environmental practice, Mr. Francis frequently deals with Superfund and other contaminated commercial real property matters. His experience in this regard has encompassed remediation, redevelopment and cost recovery litigation. Mr. Francis has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal lawsuits brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act as well as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and his state courtroom experience includes claims of nuisance, negligence and trespassing.

    Mr. Francis provides clients with advice and counsel on regulatory compliance, including the California Environmental Quality Act and other environmental laws. He has appeared before numerous state and federal agencies, including the California Environmental Protection Agency, and he has also provided defense representation for companies that are facing criminal charges for environmental law violations. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned Mr. Francis the respect of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Francis holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Southern Illinois University, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 1986.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Environmental
    • 20%Real Estate


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2015, 2019

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    About Michael Francis

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.ddsffirm.com/attorneys/michael-a-francis/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California Bar, 1987
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2008
    • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1990

    Educational Background:

    • B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1978
    • M.S., Southern Illinois University, 1980
    • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1986
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    Office Location for Michael A. Francis

    915 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Phone: 213-320-1618

    Fax: 213-624-0174

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    Last Updated: 10/8/2019

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