Attorney | Speaker | Corporate Trainer | Business Strategist | 4-Time #1 Bestselling
Author | High-Performance Athlete
Francine Tone has been involved in the legal business for over 40 years and has been a California lawyer since 1989. She is the managing partner of Tone & Tone, Attorneys at Law. She is an Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, with a focus on real estate, business, family law, and criminal defense. She has also sat as a judge pro tem for over 20 years. She is a litigation and trial strategist helping trial attorneys shore up cases to reduce the likelihood of appeal or
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Francine is a trust-building expert and author of the award-winning #1 bestselling book What Every Good Lawyer Wants You To Know: An Insider’s Guide on How to Reduce Stress, Reduce Costs, and Get the Most From Your Lawyer.
Today, in addition to practicing law, Francine Tone is the principal consultant, strategic advisor and corporate trainer of Francine Tone & Associates LLC. Professional firms and service-based organizations hire her to leverage lucrative leadership because most are not employing the most effective efforts to attract, retain and engage top talent and customers. So Francine helps ignite innovative team engagement, maximize human capital and increase revenues. She also delivers continuing legal education programs based on ethics to lawyers to help them build iron-clad trust with their clients through
effective leadership training centered on developing emotional intelligence.
Francine has a mission to grow businesses and lifestyles structured around relationships built on iron-clad trust using strategies supported by modern brain science. Her escaping an exceptionally challenging childhood and helping her son to recover from a severe traumatic brain injury that almost left him a vegetable fuels her drive.

Francine is also a top certified ski instructor and trainer, a scuba divemaster, a podium-finishing standup paddleboard racer and surfs her standup paddleboard in Hawaii for several weeks each year. Francine is married to her law partner and lives in the mountains near Lake Tahoe, California.
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