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Francine R Adkins Tone

Francine R Adkins Tone

Appellate Lawyer
Tone & Tone
Truckee, CA
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About Francine R Adkins Tone

Attorney Biography

Francine Tone began practicing law in 1989, after ten years doing every job that existed in a law firm. She began her practice as a trial lawyer but shifted to appeals and is a Certified Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice focuses on appeals in real estate, business, family law, probate/estate, and criminal law. She offers valuable insight to trial attorneys by anticipating potential appellate issues and resolving as much as possible during the trial process, ultimately reducing a client’s fees and time involved in litigation. She has provided multiple continuing education training as well as taught law school courses.  She is an ethics and trust-building expert and the 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  and a CLE presenter.

Practice Areas

Appellate Law (100%)

Résumé - Francine R Adkins Tone

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Tone & Tone, Attorneys at Law
Managing Partner


Cornell University
Cornell University
Psychology of Leadership Certificate

Lincoln Univ

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Appellate Law
State Bar of California


State Bar of California

Awards & Honors

Appellate Advocacy College
Judicial Council of California

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Francine R Adkins Tone
Tone & Tone
PO Box 34045
Truckee, CA 96161
Office: 530-582-9877
Fax: 530-582-9856

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Bar License Information

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Specialty Certification Information

Appellate Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Appellate Law - Lawyers certified in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this specific area of the law.

The CBLS defines appellate law as the "practice of law dealing with procedural and substantive aspects of matters before state and federal appellate courts."

The appellate courts include the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the federal Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeal, and comparable appellate court.