FRANCES-ANN FINE, ESQ.
I make an effort to keep my clients as involved and engaged in the process as possible by keeping them current on documents received and prepared on their behalf. I am sensitive to the impact this process has on the children at issue. I make it a priority to keep my clients focused on their children's needs and not on their needs, how their decisions and actions throughout the course of their case will impact not only the outcome as it relates to their future, but the future of their children.
I am a firm believer that families in crisis should not be permitted to wane in limbo. I attempt to move my cases through the court system as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Throughout the years I have served on the Foundation Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) that raises money to support the program of training lay people to speak for the child during court proceedings in the Juvenile Justice System.
I am proud of my office family. We work together as a team to provide the very best representation possible. At our firm there is not one person handling your case but several, so that if I am unavailable, there are others who can address a client's concern and find a credible and reasoned response.
1985, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Golden Gate University, J.D., 1983
University of Arizona, B.S., 1973
American Bar Association; State Bar of Nevada (Member, Executive Council, Family Law Section, March 1988-March 1999); Clark County Bar Association.
Publication, "Who Speaks for the Child?" Nevada Family Law Reporter, 1996 Winter Edition. Instructor, Law 101 - Introduction to Law for Legal Assistants, Community College of Southern Nevada, Jan. 1999-2000. District Court Judge, Family Division, Eighth Judicial District Court, 1992-1998. Member, Board of Trustees, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Foundation, 1991-1992. Member, Nevada Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, March 1993-November 1998. Board Member: National Council for Community and Justice, 1994-2003; Nevada School of the Arts, 1994. Board Member, 1984 and Chair, April 2004 through April 2006, Women's Philanthropy Council, United Jewish Communities of Las Vegas.
Women's Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation, since 1984 (Chair May 2014 - May 2016)
Nevada School of the Arts Board since 1990
CASA Clark County Nevada