Carlos L. Campos

Partner

Tel: (760) 837-1602

Location(s)

At a Glance

Carlos serves as city attorney for the cities of Coachella and Colton.
 
He often makes presentations on public agency topics.
 
Fluent in Spanish, Carlos was a research assistant at the Interlaw Foundation in Costa Rica.

Carlos L. Campos, who represents local public agencies including municipalities and special districts, is a partner in the Indian Wells office of Best Best & Krieger LLP.

Carlos serves as city attorney for the cities of Coachella and Colton and represents the cities of Ontario, Palm Desert and Indian Wells in various capacities. He is also general counsel to the Desert Healthcare District and the Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone. As a member of the firm’s Municipal Law and Special District practice groups, his areas of focus include general public agency law, the Brown Act, conflict of interest, election law, land use and planning, initiatives and referenda, the Public Records Act, code enforcement and Native American law issues.

Carlos often makes presentations on public agency topics to elected officials and attorneys, and has spoken recently to groups in California, Michigan and Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining BB&K, Carlos researched and prepared published articles and a book on international human rights law, worked with individuals seeking refugee status under the 1951 Geneva Convention at a non-governmental organization in The Hague, Netherlands, and co-taught legal seminars at the Catholic Superior School of Law in Jeremie, Haiti.

Carlos, who speaks fluent Spanish, was a research assistant at the Interlaw Foundation in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he worked on Central American legal and policy issues and on cases before the Organization of American States Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He was also a research assistant at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, now housed at the University of Southern California.

While attending law school, he was a founding member of the Race and Poverty Law Journal. During undergraduate school, he studied abroad in Mexico, England and Central America. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California, Hastings, J.D.
  • Pitzer College, B.A., political and labor studies,
    with honors


Awards

  • Top 70 Lawyers in Coachella Valley, Palm Springs Life, 2014
  • Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association
  • Dr. Carreon Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Desert Bar Association, Board of Trustees