Jeffry P. Tone


Jeff Tone has been practicing law since 1973. After a short period as a public defender, he became an expert in Mortgage and Deed of Trust practice in the 80's and has continued to work in the real estate and business fields representing real estate brokers, shopping center landlords, creditor representation and contract disputes. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and several federal district courts in Northern California. He has served on the Real Estate and Appellate Executive Committee Sections of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and has lectured and been a speaker at San Jose State University, West Valley College and has served on panels offering continuing education to the bar as well as a variety of real estate boards.

Francine R. Tone

Certified Appellate Law Specialist

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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.


Francine Tone is the host of Front Porch Lawyer: Practice Law Without Stress and With Life Integration. Merging her work from over 40 years advising businesses and over 16 years as a leadership trainer and elite athlete, she works with lawyers, entrepreneurs, and athletes to create businesses and lifestyles that result in profit and freedom. Francine guides lawyers to improving profits and realization rates while getting off the hamster wheel, ending the madness of constantly juggling life, reversing burnout, and reigniting the passion for their chosen career.  


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