Press Releases Apr 26, 2016

BB&K Attorney Todd Leishman Honored by IMLA for Amicus Brief in Billboard Ban Case

California Appellate Court Sided with City in Victory for Local Governments

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2016
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213.787.2552 •

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Best Best & Krieger LLP attorney Todd Leishman was one of the recipients of an Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyer’s Association during the organization’s Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Leishman was acknowledged for his amicus brief to the California Appellate Court in the Lamar Central Outdoor v. City of Los Angeles. On behalf of IMLA and the American Planning Association, Leishman’s brief supported the City’s position that its ban on offsite billboards, including alterations of existing signs or any with digital displays, was lawful. The Second District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling and sided with the City.

The Awards go to lawyers who are actively involved in legal advocacy for, and on behalf of, local governments and IMLA, and who have done “exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests,” according to the organization.

Leishman, who is of counsel at BB&K, assists public and private clients in transactional and litigation issues in municipal government, land use and environmental law. He is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter

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