Francine D. Ward

Francine D. Ward

Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, Trademark Law, Trusts & Estates Law, Business Law
Law Ofc. of Francine D. Ward

74998 Country Club Drive, Ste. 220-402
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760.636.0066


Francine Ward is Of Counsel at Monty White, LLP, and heads its Business and Intellectual Property Law Group, as well as managing its Palm Desert, CA office. She is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. Francine’s IP focus is on copyrights, trademarks, social media advertising, publishing, and entertainment law issues. In her business law practice, she reviews, drafts, and negotiates a variety of contracts, and advises clients on the proper selection of appropriate business entities.

Francine represents a number of clients from busiess owners, authors, television personalities and startups wanting to build a brand, protect an existing brand, develop content, start a business, write a book, or compose music. Her clients may be collaborating on the creation of content, being sued for copyright or trademark infringement, wanting to sue someone for copyright or trademark infringement, or just needing advice regarding social media advertising law issues.

Additionally, Francine is a visiting law professor at the California Desert Trial Academy of Law (, where she teaches intellectual property and contract drafting.


  • Francine is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC with a Juris Doctorate degree,
  • Graduated from Hunter College in New York City in 1986 with a BA,
  • Attended the Universiy of Nevada, Las Vegas from 1981-82.