A Proven Trial Lawyer.
Francesca is an award-winning trial lawyer who has spent her entire legal career in a Courtroom and believes that all who enter the Courtroom deserve to be treated with fairness, integrity and respect.
While attending Villanova Law School, Francesca worked as an intern for both the Attorney General of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. After graduating from law school, she began her career as a Public Defender where she tried major felony cases to verdict. Francesca then transitioned to Civil Practice and spent seven years working as a trial lawyer at a private firm and as in-house counsel for a large insurance company. Francesca has spent the past three years representing and working tirelessly on behalf of clients in all types of personal injury matters at the law firm of McCann & Wall, LLC in Philadelphia.
Throughout her career, Francesca has tried multiple cases to verdict in both civil and criminal court. She has argued countless motions and conducted hundreds of arbitrations on behalf of her clients. She will bring a high level of passion and energy to the bench.
Francesca is a member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and Treasurer of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia. Francesca volunteers as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas resolving disputes before cases head to trial. She also serves as an Arbitrator for the First Judicial District's Compulsory Arbitration Program. At Villanova Law School, Francesca served as the Director of the Public Interest Fellowship Program.
Integrity. Fairness. Respect. These are three key values Francesca brings to the bench. She firmly believes in equal access to justice for all Philadelphians. Every person who comes in front of the court deserves to be treated fairly and with respect.
Francesca has always treated her fellow attorneys with respect and conducted herself with the highest level of integrity resulting in a solid reputation amongst the Philadelphia bar.
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association
Treasurer and Board member, Justinian Society of Philadelphia
More About Francesca
Francesca grew up the youngest of six in a large, loud, Italian family in Rochester, NY. Her father, Frank, built his own law firm and put her to work in the copy room at age 14 for $1.00 an hour, teaching her the value of hard work. She has been around the law her entire life and takes great pride in being able to call herself a Philadelphia Lawyer.
In addition to Francesca’s lifelong interest in and experience with the law, she has also pursued other interests and passions. While earning her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Francesca spent a semester working for the New York State Assembly in Albany, NY. During her tenure at the State Assembly, Francesca earned the distinction of being selected as one of five outstanding interns during that time. Her final policy paper, about the negative impact of a proposed bill affecting Adirondack Park residents, was published for all members of the State Assembly.
A lifelong athlete and a rower at Syracuse, Francesca also had a longtime interest in journalism. She left the practice of law and returned to Syracuse University to earn a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Newhouse School of Public Communications. She then enjoyed a job as a sports reporter for PressPassTV.com where she created behind the scenes sports stories in New York and Philadelphia. It was not long before she decided her newly honed public speaking skills would be put to better use on behalf of clients in the Courtroom.
Francesca has called the Philadelphia region home for the better part of the past twenty years and has called South Philadelphia home for the last eight years. She still enjoys staying active and can often be found exercising or exploring Philadelphia.