Partner – FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP
Eric P. Francisconi has been trying and winning cases in courts throughout California for nearly 25 years. Clients, judges, and jurors have praised Eric for his ability to engage with jurors, to make difficult issues and facts easy to understand and to zealously represent clients while maintaining his professionalism. He is proud that, because of those skills and his extensive trial experience, his peers admitted him to the American Board of Trial Advocates, the country’s premier organization of experienced civil trial lawyers and judges. He has also been rated as AV Preeminent, the highest possible ranking, by Martindale-Hubbell, as ranked by his peers for the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Eric is best known for his practice in complex business and commercial litigation as a first-chair trial attorney in jury and non-jury trials throughout California, as well as his practice in arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings. He has extensive experience in cases pertaining to contracts, trade secrets/unfair competition, hospitality/hotels, fraud, fiduciary duties, probate litigation, real estate, employment, commercial landlord rights, matters concerning the rights and responsibilities of participants in corporations/LLCs/partnerships, construction defects, insurance bad faith, and municipal disputes.
Eric proudly advises and represents clients and individuals such as hospitality companies, commercial landlords, construction companies, health care professionals, pharmaceutical companies, real estate brokers, homeowners, business owners, and investors.
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1994 J.D.
Articles Editor of Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 1991 B.A., cum laude, Honors Program
Professional Associations, Honors, and Memberships
American Board of Trial Advocates
Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court
Orange County Bar Association – Masters Division
Orange County Bar Association – Business Litigation Section
State Bar of California
AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
California Lodging Industry Association
The Federalist Society
Attorney Scorer – Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Mock Trial Competition (three years)
Presenter and Lecturer – Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Constitution Day (three years)
Board Member – Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Career Forum (two years)
Presenter – Whittier Christian Schools and Southlands Christian Schools Career Day
President – BNI Top Producers Chapter (Whittier, California)
Director of Contemporary Worship – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Irvine, California)