Glenna M. Francis Esq.

Glenna M. Francis Esq.

Attorney
Location:
Calabasas, California
Phone:
(818) 876-9600
(800) 871-6998 (Toll Free)
Fax:
(818) 876-7392
Email:

Glenna M. Francis began her legal career at a large commercial law firm, representing the interests of Fortune 500 corporations. Something was missing. In Glenna's own words:

"I wanted my professional career to be about more than making wealthy people wealthier. Here at Gebler & Weiss, PC, I found my true calling. Every day, I am given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our clients, one person at a time. We are in the trenches every day, fighting a legal battle to improve the quality of healthcare available to everyone who enters a long-term care facility in California. I love my job."

Glenna recently argued Birl v. Heritage Care LLC, 172 Cal.App.4th 1313 (2009) before the Second District Court of Appeal, regarding the applicability of CCP §1281.2(c) within the context of an elder abuse/neglect action. In its opinion, the Court upheld the trial court's denial of a petition to compel arbitration on grounds of joiner, finding: (1) an abuse/ neglect action filed against doctor defendants may arise out of the same transaction as that which involves a care facility, (2) services provided at one facility and separated in time from the services provided at another facility may still be "related transactions," and (3) plaintiffs may themselves qualify as third parties as to their individual causes of action.

Glenna attended law school at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall, and simultaneously plunged into the world of plaintiff-side litigation. She also volunteered as a mediator in a victim-offender reconciliation program, specializing in youth offenders referred by the Oakland Probation Department. Glenna believes that this experience taught her many valuable skills that she applies daily, including her ability to empathize and connect with people on a personal level, and to reach resolution even under extremely difficult and emotional circumstances.

When not in the office. Glenna tries to keep pace with her mom (a vibrant and active 82-year- old) and her son (a vibrant and active teenager).

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Mediator in a Victim-offender Reconciliation Program, Specializing in Youth Offenders Referred by the Oakland Probation Department