Christi Hogin

Of Counsel

Tel: (310) 220-2173

Location(s)

At a Glance

Christi represents public agencies in trial and appellate courts, before state agencies, and in Sacramento as an advocate for home rule.
 
She serves as city attorney for the cities of Lomita, Malibu and Palos Verdes Estates.
 
Christi’s practice focuses on land use, CEQA, coastal and election law.
 

Christi Hogin serves as city attorney for the cities of Lomita, Malibu and Palos Verdes Estates. She also serves as assistant city attorney to West Hollywood and provides a variety of legal services to other city clients. Prior to joining Best Best & Krieger LLP as of counsel, Christi was a principal at Jenkins & Hogin LLP, which she co-founded in 2001. Christi also worked in-house as a city attorney  – giving her a perspective that serves her clients well. Christi values her relationships with her clients, some of which span decades.
 
Christi’s practice focuses on land use, environmental, constitutional, coastal and election law. She also has an active litigation practice, representing local governments in cases involving the Brown Act, Public Records Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Coastal Act, election challenges and constitutional law. Christi has been lead counsel in dozens of appellate cases, practicing in both the California Court of Appeal and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
Christi is active in the League of California Cities, and leads the Coastal City Attorneys Caucus. She served as an officer of the City Attorneys’ Department and as Department President 2015-2016. Christi edited the Environmental Protection section for the 2010 revisions to the CEB’s “Municipal Law Handbook” and served as the chair of the “Municipal Law Handbook” Editorial Committee for the 2011-2014 editions. She also represented the City Attorneys Department on the League’s Environmental Quality Policy Committee. Christi is a past president of the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County. 
 
The Daily Journal twice named Christi among California’s Top 25 Municipal Lawyers and she is regularly recognized as one of Los Angeles' Top Women Lawyers. She was profiled in a special Municipal Law supplement edition of the paper and has been honored as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California. Christi has also been named a Southern California Super Lawyer® by her peers 14 times, including for 2019.
 
Christi is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
 
Education

  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., managing editor, American University Law Review
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., political science and women’s studies, Phi Sigma Alpha


Honors & Awards

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association Amicus Service Award, 2019
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2006, 2010-2019
  • Los Angeles Top Women Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2017
  • California’s Top 25 Municipal Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2011 and 2012
  • League of California Cities, Coastal City Attorneys Caucus
  • City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County
Event May 31, 2019

Open Meetings and Open Records Conference 2019

California Lawyers Association Public Law Section

Event May 8-10, 2019

2019 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference

League of California Cities

BB&K’s Christi Hogin and Andre Monette Honored for Amicus Work by IMLA
Press Releases Apr 24, 2019

BB&K’s Christi Hogin and Andre Monette Honored for Amicus Work by IMLA

The Attorneys Argued About Short-Term Rentals and the Clean Water Act in the Ninth Circuit

Event Mar 18, 2019

California Land Use Law & Policy Conference 2019

Argent Communications Group

[WEBINAR] Planning in the Coastal Zone
Videos Feb 21, 2019

[WEBINAR] Planning in the Coastal Zone

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Feb 21, 2019

Planning in the Coastal Zone

BB&K Free Webinar

Seven Attorneys on Southern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

Seven Attorneys on Southern California Super Lawyers List

2019 Recognition Includes Riverside, Irvine, Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach Attorneys

Price Gouging After Wildfire: The Real Deal Interviews BB&K’s Christi Hogin
BB&K In the News Jan 8, 2019

Price Gouging After Wildfire: The Real Deal Interviews BB&K’s Christi Hogin

City Attorney for Malibu Discusses Ordinances to Protect Residents

Cities’ Struggles to Meet Obligations Are Real —  BB&K Municipal Law Team Grows to Help
Press Releases Dec 19, 2018

Cities’ Struggles to Meet Obligations Are Real — BB&K Municipal Law Team Grows to Help

New and Expanded Services and More Attorneys and Staff Added in 2018

Event Nov 15-16, 2018

California Coastal Law Conference

Continuing Legal Education International

California Powerhouse: Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Sep 10, 2018

California Powerhouse: Best Best & Krieger

Law360 Selects Firm to 2018 List

Christi Hogin Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Christi Hogin Video Bio

Of Counsel

Short-Term Rentals and Regulations
BB&K In the News Jul 24, 2018

Short-Term Rentals and Regulations

Christi Hogin Discusses Cities’ Options with the San Diego Union-Tribune

Event Jun 20, 2018

Short-Term Rental Task Force Meeting

South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Event Jun 4, 2018

Fundamentals of Local Government

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

CV Link Lawsuit Dismissed
Client Successes Apr 12, 2018

CV Link Lawsuit Dismissed

BB&K Attorneys Defended Against Funding Challenge

Event Apr 6, 2018

City of Dysfunction Junction: How to Conduct an Effective and Respectful Planning Commission Meeting

LCC Planning Commisioners Academy

The Recorder: SoCal’s Best Best & Krieger Scoops Up Eight-Lawyer Outfit
BB&K In the News Apr 3, 2018

The Recorder: SoCal’s Best Best & Krieger Scoops Up Eight-Lawyer Outfit

Jenkins & Hogin Merger with BB&K

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Apr 2, 2018

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger

Combination Creates Municipal Law Powerhouse Committed to Public Service

Presentations