Attorney Frank Nunes is a lifelong resident of Fresno County. Born in Fresno and raised on his family's vineyard in Selma, he attended Fresno State College majoring in Agriculture Business. Upon graduation, Frank kept it local by attending San Joaquin College of Law to earn his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 1994. He now uses his community roots, courtroom experience, and personable approach to maximize results in litigation matters for individuals and businesses. Known well in the local court system and community, he dedicates himself to effective advocacy for clients facing challenging circumstances.
Frank prides himself on helping accident victims in personal injury, animal attack (dog bite), and motor vehicle accidents in the Central Valley. With his undergraduate degree in agricultural business marketing, he also serves the business community well in litigation matters and can be especially astute with agribusiness cases. His practice is 100 percent devoted to litigation whether on behalf of accident victims or defendants or business owners.
Frank Nunes serves Fresno County, Tulare County, Kings County, Madera County, and Merced County. You can reach him at (559) 436-0850 to schedule a consultation.
Frank Nunes' background includes past service for the office of the Tulare County District Attorney, where he prosecuted criminal matters as a deputy district attorney (and once performed 16 jury trials within a six-month period). The hard work paid off when he was made the first Agriculture Crimes prosecutor for the State of California's Ag Crimes Unit in Tulare County.
Soon thereafter, he got call from his civil trial practice professor offering him an associate position with an AV Rated firm handling primarily civil defense litigation. Under the guidance of his former professor and other partners, one of which was named CAOC attorney of the year and another who is a sitting judge in Fresno County Superior Court, Frank handled both sides of civil litigation and was assigned to try a case to jury by the firm after a short time working.
Seeking to return to his agricultural roots, with an opportunity to practice land use and water law, Frank joined the Fresno County Counsel's office. Serving as deputy county counsel for the Fresno County Counsel, he was responsible for ordinance and zoning enforcement in all of Fresno County. He also drafted updates to the Fresno County Abandoned Vehicles Ordinance and assisted with Fresno County's first ever Prohibited Vehicles Ordinance to help beautify the county islands within the City of Fresno.
Upon his father's untimely passing, Frank resumed farming the family vineyard in Selma. In an effort to try more civil cases, he took a trial attorney position as in-house counsel for national insurance company. Working as a trial attorney, he got to add jury trials in Kings and Kern County to his list of venues. When the national insurance company became involved in claim-handing litigation, Frank testified in the matter. When that case was over, he was offered a job by the attorneys who defended the national insurance company.
This new position allowed Frank to see the inside workings of an insurance company's claims-handling process, particularly what they look for in rejecting insurance claims. It also provided the freedom to shed the corporate cubicle structure and start helping individual friends and family members with their litigation problems. When the firm's major client moved to Southern California, Frank chose to remain in his home town and open his own practice.
In August 2007, Frank opened his own practice handling a variety of matters for existing and new clients alike. Eventually the focus of the office became helping injured people stand up for their rights against the big insurance companies, as well as assisting small to medium size businesses with their litigation needs.