Public Agency Litigation

Litigation involving municipalities and public agencies presents unique challenges. Cities and agencies not only want to win the case, but they must serve the public interest, communicate with their constituents and work with the media, legislators, community groups and other public agencies.
 
With its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of municipal and special districts law and litigation, Best Best & Krieger LLP’s attorneys understand the many dimensions of litigation. We approach a lawsuit mindful of all of these perspectives. Accordingly, BB&K has in-house litigators to fight the lawsuit, former members of the media to help communicate the public agencies’ messages and goals and legislative advocates in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators and agency officials.
 
Proactive Guidance
Prevention is less expensive and usually more effective in achieving a city’s or public agency’s goals. Therefore, our attorneys take a proactive approach, identifying potential areas of liability, advising on contract terms, reviewing policies and practices, and offering strategies to anticipate litigation. Because we are the city attorney to more than 35 cities and general counsel for more than 100 public agencies, our public law attorneys all have experience working with clients to avoid lawsuits and to minimize adverse consequences if prevention does not stop the lawsuit.
 
Extensive Experience
Consistent with our size and experience representing public agencies, our team of attorneys litigate a broad range of matters, including:


We have represented clients in all California state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and federal courts, including the United State Supreme Court. We also regularly appear for clients before regulatory bodies and testify before legislatures to assist our litigation strategy. Finally, we have extensive experience resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration and informal negotiated settlement.

Cost-Efficient & Effective Service
We are mindful that we are spending the public’s money when we litigate. Therefore, we provide budgets of litigation costs and reports of the attorney’s fees and costs incurred to date. We will also provide estimates of the likelihood of success. While the chances of success are difficult to predict and change over the course of a case, we believe we owe our clients our best sense of the merits of the case. Taken together, these allow the client to evaluate the cost effectiveness of our services and make better strategic decisions on how to handle the case.

Jane F. Abzug

Jane F. Abzug

Associate

(310) 220-2170

Areas of Focus: Charters & Internal Organizations | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Alexandra A. Baca

Alexandra A. Baca

Associate

(951) 826-8347

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Business Services & School Facilities | California Public Records Act | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Elizabeth R. Balloue

Elizabeth R. Balloue

Paralegal*

(925) 977-3307

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Peggy L. Barnes

Peggy L. Barnes

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8357

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Bruce Beach

Bruce Beach

Partner

(619) 525-1335

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Russell G. Behrens

Russell G. Behrens

Partner

(949) 263-6569

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Whitney Blackhurst

Whitney Blackhurst

Associate

(619) 525-1303

Areas of Focus: Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Alexander M. Brand

Alexander M. Brand

Associate

(213) 787-2553

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Scott H. Campbell

Scott H. Campbell

Partner

(213) 617-7489

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Health Care | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Carlos L. Campos

Carlos L. Campos

Partner

(760) 837-1602

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Emily Chaidez

Emily Chaidez

Associate

(619) 525-1376

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Special Districts
Marilyn Chandler

Marilyn Chandler

Paralegal*

(909) 466-4906

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Rebecca Chaparro

Rebecca Chaparro

Associate

(619) 525-1310

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Anthony Chavez

Anthony Chavez

Associate

(949) 263-2615

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Samantha Chen

Samantha Chen

Associate

(925) 977-3315

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Mary Beth Coburn, P.E.

Mary Beth Coburn, P.E.

Partner

(619) 525-1369

Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction | School Finances, Developer Fees & Mitigation | Special Districts
Marvin I. Cohen

Marvin I. Cohen

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8440

Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Piero C. Dallarda

Piero C. Dallarda

Partner

(951) 826-8338

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Special Districts
Scott Ditfurth

Scott Ditfurth

Partner

(951) 826-8209

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
Jeffrey V. Dunn

Jeffrey V. Dunn

Partner

(949) 263-2616

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Mark A. Easter

Mark A. Easter

Partner

(951) 826-8237

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Real Estate | Special Districts
Richard T. Egger

Richard T. Egger

Partner

(909) 466-4915

Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Jeffry F. Ferre

Jeffry F. Ferre

Partner

(951) 826-8271

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Guillermo A. Frias

Guillermo A. Frias

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2575

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Finance | Special Districts
James B. Gilpin

James B. Gilpin

Partner

(619) 525-1341

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Howard B. Golds

Howard B. Golds

Partner

(951) 826-8339

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Public Agency Labor & Employment
Matthew Grace

Matthew Grace

Associate

(213) 542-3865

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Public Agency Litigation
Matthew L. Green

Matthew L. Green

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1370

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Ryan Guiboa

Ryan Guiboa

Associate

(213) 787-2549

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
T. Brent Hawkins

T. Brent Hawkins

Partner

(916) 551-2086

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Victoria Hester

Victoria Hester

Associate

(619) 525-1365

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Christina A. Hickey

Christina A. Hickey

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3310

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Allen Wei-lun Ho

Allen Wei-lun Ho

Associate

(951) 686-1450

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Christi Hogin

Christi Hogin

Of Counsel

(310) 220-2173

Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
John H. Holloway

John H. Holloway

Partner

(213) 617-7495

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Nowland C. Hong

Nowland C. Hong

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2565

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Kimberly E. Hood

Kimberly E. Hood

Partner

(916) 551-2087

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Tammy L. Ingram

Tammy L. Ingram

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8343

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Gregg W. Kettles

Gregg W. Kettles

Partner

(310) 220-2175

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Kandice L. Kim

Kandice L. Kim

Associate

(949) 263-2613

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Todd R. Leishman

Todd R. Leishman

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6576

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Kendall H. MacVey

Kendall H. MacVey

Partner

(951) 826-8226

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Michael J. Maurer

Michael J. Maurer

Partner

(213) 787-2557

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Christopher Moffitt

Christopher Moffitt

Associate

(951) 826-8454

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
John M. Natalizio

John M. Natalizio

Associate

(213) 542-3862

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Public Agency Litigation
HongDao Nguyen

HongDao Nguyen

Associate

(949) 263-2614

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Thomas M. O'Connell

Thomas M. O'Connell

Associate

(951) 826-8337

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Christopher Pisano

Christopher Pisano

Partner

(213) 617-7492

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation
Marnie A. Prock

Marnie A. Prock

Paralegal*

(916) 551-2089

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Brittany Reese

Brittany Reese

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8234

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards

Associate

(949) 263-2619

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Trevor L. Rusin

Trevor L. Rusin

Partner

(310) 220-2177

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Avi Rutschman

Avi Rutschman

Associate

(909) 483-6655

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Health Care | Public Agency Litigation
Andrew G. Saghian

Andrew G. Saghian

Associate

(951) 826-8298

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Public Agency Litigation
Danielle G. Sakai

Danielle G. Sakai

Partner

(951) 826-8328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Carol Sanchez

Carol Sanchez

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8371

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Gary W. Schons

Gary W. Schons

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1348

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety | Special Districts
Ann Taylor Schwing

Ann Taylor Schwing

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2098

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Daniel S. Shimell

Daniel S. Shimell

Associate

(949) 263-2612

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Gregory G. Snarr

Gregory G. Snarr

Partner

(951) 826-8202

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Special Districts
Krysten Steele

Krysten Steele

Paralegal*

(909) 483-6653

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Harriet A. Steiner

Harriet A. Steiner

Partner

(916) 551-2821

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Telecommunications
Nancy G. Stubbs

Nancy G. Stubbs

Paralegal*

(909) 483-6649

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Cristina Talley

Cristina Talley

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6588

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety
Gene Tanaka

Gene Tanaka

Partner

(925) 977-3301

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Water
Pamela Thompson

Pamela Thompson

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2832

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law
Jill Tremblay

Jill Tremblay

Associate

(760) 200-3060

Areas of Focus: Business | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Kara K. Ueda

Kara K. Ueda

Partner

(916) 551-2822

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Elections | Environmental Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Karen L. Van Dijk

Karen L. Van Dijk

Partner

(949) 263-6563

Areas of Focus: Education Law | Education Litigation | Eminent Domain | Public Agency Litigation | Special Education | Student Affairs
Mark R. Velasquez

Mark R. Velasquez

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2824

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Investigations | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Donald Wagner

Donald Wagner

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6585

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Roderick E. Walston

Roderick E. Walston

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3304

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Water
Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang

Associate

(916) 551-2095

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Victor L. Wolf

Victor L. Wolf

Partner

(951) 826-8231

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Deborah A. Wordham

Deborah A. Wordham

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2542

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Iris P. Yang

Iris P. Yang

Partner

(916) 551-2826

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public-Private Partnerships
Shelby M. Young

Shelby M. Young

Paralegal*

(213) 617-7493

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Ashley E. Zambrano

Ashley E. Zambrano

Associate

(916) 551-2836

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety
General Tax Measure with Related Advisory Measure on Same Ballot Does Not Turn It Into a Special Tax
Legal Alerts Aug 16, 2018

General Tax Measure with Related Advisory Measure on Same Ballot Does Not Turn It Into a Special Tax

Issue Related to Number of Votes Needed to Pass a General Versus Special Tax Under Proposition 218

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[WEBINAR] "Walking the Line" - Public Agencies', Officials' and Employees' Roles in Local Elections

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Christi Hogin Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Christi Hogin Video Bio

Of Counsel

Trevor Rusin Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Trevor Rusin Video Bio

Partner

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Videos Aug 10, 2018

Gregg Kettles Video Bio

Partner

Public Agency Spared Attorneys’ Fees Award in Reverse PRA Action
Legal Alerts Jul 30, 2018

Public Agency Spared Attorneys’ Fees Award in Reverse PRA Action

California Appellate Court Decision National Conference of Black Mayors, et al. v. Chico Community Publishing Company

BB&K Webinar Jul 19, 2018

Update on Pension Litigation

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[WEBINAR] Update on Pension Litigation

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10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jul 16, 2018

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List

One Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star

BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Appointed Chair of Hesperia Chamber of Commerce
Press Releases Jul 12, 2018

BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Appointed Chair of Hesperia Chamber of Commerce

Business Associate Also Heading Up High Desert Regional Chambers Coalition

Colorado Cake Bias Case Holds Lessons for Public Agencies
Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2018

Colorado Cake Bias Case Holds Lessons for Public Agencies

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Shows Importance of Eliminating Bias from Administrative Claim Process

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases Jun 22, 2018

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List

Annual List Recognizes Attorneys for their Achievements

“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute
Legal Alerts Jun 21, 2018

“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute

School District Officials’ and Board Members’ Actions at Issue

When is an Employer Responsible for Accidents on Employees’ Commutes?
Legal Alerts Jun 21, 2018

When is an Employer Responsible for Accidents on Employees’ Commutes?

California Court of Appeal Reverses $14 million Judgment Against Employer Because Employee’s Vehicle was Not Required at Work on the Day of the Accident

Partner Mark Easter Named IRWA Professional of the Year
Press Releases Jun 18, 2018

Partner Mark Easter Named IRWA Professional of the Year

Honored by Inland Empire Chapter of the International Right of Way Association

[WEBINAR] Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger
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[WEBINAR] Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger

BB&K Webinar

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Victoria Hester Earns Spot on Top 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases May 17, 2018

Victoria Hester Earns Spot on Top 40 Under 40 List

San Diego Daily Transcript Recognizes the Area’s Young Professionals

Ninth Circuit Gives Cities Boost in Regulating Rent Increases
Legal Alerts May 7, 2018

Ninth Circuit Gives Cities Boost in Regulating Rent Increases

Limitations on Rent Increases Imposed by Cities Not Considered a “Taking”

Private Attorney General Statute to Award Fees Used in a Reverse-PRA Dispute
Legal Alerts Apr 20, 2018

Private Attorney General Statute to Award Fees Used in a Reverse-PRA Dispute

Part III: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

An Appellate Court’s Observation May Have Effect on Reverse-PRA Actions
Legal Alerts Apr 19, 2018

An Appellate Court’s Observation May Have Effect on Reverse-PRA Actions

Part II: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

Event Apr 18, 2018

2018 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

PRA Fee Award Narrowed to Cover the Issue of Scope of Redactions
Legal Alerts Apr 17, 2018

PRA Fee Award Narrowed to Cover the Issue of Scope of Redactions

Part I: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors
Legal Alerts Apr 16, 2018

District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors

Appeals Court Decision Good for California Cities and Counties

CV Link Lawsuit Dismissed
Client Successes Apr 12, 2018

CV Link Lawsuit Dismissed

BB&K Attorneys Defended Against Funding Challenge

Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity and Protects Pasadena from Liability
Legal Alerts Apr 9, 2018

Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity and Protects Pasadena from Liability

Court Clarified Availability of Trail Immunity Depends on the Recreational Nature of the Trail Itself

A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis
Legal Alerts Apr 5, 2018

A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis

Ninth Circuit Opinion in Unfair Competition Suit Seeking Civil Penalties

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney May Have Fallen Into SLAPP Trap
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 30, 2018

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney May Have Fallen Into SLAPP Trap

Legal Analysis by BB&K Attorneys Damian Moos and Kandice Kim in Law360

Government Contractor Recovers Bid Preparation Costs After Project Wrongly Awarded
Legal Alerts Mar 22, 2018

Government Contractor Recovers Bid Preparation Costs After Project Wrongly Awarded

California Appellate Court Expands Court’s Equitable Authority

Party-by-Party Analysis Adopted  for Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss
Legal Alerts Feb 28, 2018

Party-by-Party Analysis Adopted for Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss

California Court of Appeal Applies Anti-SLAPP Statute to Some Causes of Action and City Defendants

Southern California Super Lawyers 2018
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Southern California Super Lawyers 2018

Environmental, Public Agency, Litigation and Bankruptcy Partners Recognized

Event Jan 25, 2018

Broadband Deployment: Federal & State Threats to City Property and Authorities

U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership
Press Releases Jan 2, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

New California Coastal Laws for 2018
Legal Alerts Dec 21, 2017

New California Coastal Laws for 2018

Development, Accommodations, Sea Rise and Public Access

Lawsuit Challenging Local Authority Over Right of Way Dismissed
Client Successes Dec 18, 2017

Lawsuit Challenging Local Authority Over Right of Way Dismissed

Partner Joseph Van Eaton Represents City in Small Cell Placement Dispute

First Amendment Rights of California Public Agencies Affirmed by Appellate Court
Legal Alerts Dec 11, 2017

First Amendment Rights of California Public Agencies Affirmed by Appellate Court

Anti-SLAPP Motion Successful in Dispute

Government Actions are Not Protected Speech Under California Anti-SLAPP Law
Legal Alerts Dec 5, 2017

Government Actions are Not Protected Speech Under California Anti-SLAPP Law

Appellate Opinion Stems from Disputed Construction Permits

City Prevails in Home Design Dispute
Client Successes Nov 10, 2017

City Prevails in Home Design Dispute

City of Lafayette Represented by Partners Scott Ditfurth and Mala Subramanian

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America
Press Releases Nov 1, 2017

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America

BB&K Ranked for a Variety of Areas and Practices on 2018 List

Event Oct 12, 2017

Pursuing Public Service Careers

State Bar of California Public Law Section

BB&K Attorneys Appointed to State Bar of California Committees
Press Releases Oct 4, 2017

BB&K Attorneys Appointed to State Bar of California Committees

Public, Labor & Employment, Environmental and Insolvency Law Sections

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List
Press Releases Aug 31, 2017

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

Selected by Their Peers

Automated License Plate Scans Data May Be Disclosed
Legal Alerts Aug 31, 2017

Automated License Plate Scans Data May Be Disclosed

California Supreme Court Finds Public Record Exemptions Do Not Apply

Taxes By Voter Initiative Not Restricted By Article XIII C of the California Constitution
Legal Alerts Aug 29, 2017

Taxes By Voter Initiative Not Restricted By Article XIII C of the California Constitution

California Supreme Court Holds That Article XIII C Does Not Restrict Initiative Power To Impose Taxes

City’s On-site and Off-site Business Signs Distinction Upheld
Legal Alerts Aug 23, 2017

City’s On-site and Off-site Business Signs Distinction Upheld

Ninth Circuit Says Code is Proper Regulation of Commercial Speech

6th Circuit Vacates and Remands FCC Rules
BB&K In the News Aug 22, 2017

6th Circuit Vacates and Remands FCC Rules

Law360 Interviews Partner Joseph Van Eaton who Rep’d Local Communities

PRA Request Compliance May Not Shield from Attorney's Fees
Legal Alerts Aug 21, 2017

PRA Request Compliance May Not Shield from Attorney's Fees

California Appellate Court Orders City to Pay

Property Owner to Maintain Public Beach Access Over Coastal Property
Legal Alerts Aug 17, 2017

Property Owner to Maintain Public Beach Access Over Coastal Property

California Court of Appeal Weighs in on California Coastal Act

Cable Operators Reduced Franchise Fee to Municipalities Not Permitted
Client Successes Aug 16, 2017

Cable Operators Reduced Franchise Fee to Municipalities Not Permitted

BB&K Attorneys Win in California Federal Court

22 BB&K Attorneys  Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List
Press Releases Aug 15, 2017

22 BB&K Attorneys Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List

Two Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Trail Immunity Does Not Shield from Liability Simply Because an Injury Occurs on a Trail
Legal Alerts Aug 14, 2017

Trail Immunity Does Not Shield from Liability Simply Because an Injury Occurs on a Trail

Appellate Court Ruling Means Less Protections for California Public Agencies

Sixth Circuit Overturns FCC Cable Order
Client Successes Jul 20, 2017

Sixth Circuit Overturns FCC Cable Order

Partner Joseph Van Eaton Represented a Coalition of Communities

Surcharge on Utility Users Imposed Under a Franchise Agreement is Not a Tax
Legal Alerts Jul 5, 2017

Surcharge on Utility Users Imposed Under a Franchise Agreement is Not a Tax

California Supreme Court Holds Surcharge for Franchise Rights Not Subject to Voter Approval if Reasonably Related to Value of Franchise

30-Day Vehicle Impoundment is a Seizure Requiring Fourth Amendment Compliance
Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2017

30-Day Vehicle Impoundment is a Seizure Requiring Fourth Amendment Compliance

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Class Action Against LAPD

Gregory Snarr Video Bio
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Gregory Snarr Video Bio

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Event Jun 26, 2017

Crisis Mode: Practical Advice for Special District Leaders for Handling Board Disputes

CSDA's 2017 General Manager Leadership Summit

Local Taxes on Non-Indian Possessory Interests in Indian Country OK’d by Court
Client Successes Jun 22, 2017

Local Taxes on Non-Indian Possessory Interests in Indian Country OK’d by Court

BB&K Wins Major Victory for Local Agencies Confirming Authority for Taxation

BB&K In the News Jun 22, 2017

Calif. County Tax On Leased Tribal Lands Gets Judge's OK

Law360 Interviews Partner Rod Walston on Ruling

No Mandatory Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies for Proposition 218 Challenge
Legal Alerts Jun 19, 2017

No Mandatory Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies for Proposition 218 Challenge

California Court of Appeal Allows Challenge to Prop. 218 Without Public Protest

Non-Property Owners in Cities and Counties May Now Sue for Wasteful Government Spending
Legal Alerts Jun 16, 2017

Non-Property Owners in Cities and Counties May Now Sue for Wasteful Government Spending

California Supreme Court Decision Widens Potential Claimant Pool

Howard Golds Video Bio
Videos Jun 13, 2017

Howard Golds Video Bio

Partner

Scott Ditfurth Video Bio
Videos Jun 8, 2017

Scott Ditfurth Video Bio

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review a Legal Challenge to Mello-Roos Special Taxes
Legal Alerts May 31, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review a Legal Challenge to Mello-Roos Special Taxes

Funding Mechanism for “Additional Services” for New Development Remains

Appellate Court Rejects CEQA Challenges to Development in Santa Ana
Client Successes May 25, 2017

Appellate Court Rejects CEQA Challenges to Development in Santa Ana

BB&K Team Represented City

California’s Ambiguous Day of Rest Requirements Clarified by State Supreme Court
Legal Alerts May 23, 2017

California’s Ambiguous Day of Rest Requirements Clarified by State Supreme Court

Employers Need to Schedule Accordingly

Trail Immunity for Public Agencies Stops At the Edge of Adjacent Public Golf Course
Legal Alerts May 18, 2017

Trail Immunity for Public Agencies Stops At the Edge of Adjacent Public Golf Course

Appellate Court Says Pasadena Can be Liable for Child’s Injury

Press Releases May 16, 2017

Veteran Lawmaker Donald Wagner Joins BB&K

Litigator Joins Municipal Law Practice Group

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Cities, Allowing Lawsuits Against Banks for Fair Housing Act Violations
Legal Alerts May 9, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Cities, Allowing Lawsuits Against Banks for Fair Housing Act Violations

Bank of America v. City of Miami (Consolidated with Wells Fargo & Co. v. City of Miami)

Event May 3-5, 2017

City Attorneys' Spring Conference

League of California Cities

Event Apr 20, 2017

2017 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

City and Police Officer Victorious in Malicious Prosecution and Seizure Case
Client Successes Apr 19, 2017

City and Police Officer Victorious in Malicious Prosecution and Seizure Case

BB&K Attorneys Christopher Pisano and Dana Vessey Prevail on Motion for Summary Judgment

Client Successes Apr 6, 2017

12 Orange County Cities Beat Monopoly Claims Over Ambulance Services

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit After Argument by BB&K Partner Kendall MacVey

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Against 12 Orange County Cities Over Alleged Ambulance Monopolies
BB&K In the News Mar 30, 2017

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Against 12 Orange County Cities Over Alleged Ambulance Monopolies

BB&K Represented Several Cities

Press Releases Mar 23, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal Again Ranks BB&K as a Top Litigation Firm

Based on Number of Attorneys

BB&K Breaks on to Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Law Firms List
Press Releases Mar 23, 2017

BB&K Breaks on to Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Law Firms List

Firm’s Los Angeles Office Makes Debut at No. 173

Civil Discovery Act Applies to Public Records Act Proceedings, California Appellate Court Concludes
Legal Alerts Mar 9, 2017

Civil Discovery Act Applies to Public Records Act Proceedings, California Appellate Court Concludes

May Impose Increased Burdens on Public Agencies

Press Releases Jan 20, 2017

San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the BB&K Attorneys Recognized for their Work

Press Releases Jan 20, 2017

Southern California Super Lawyers 2017

Five BB&K Partners Receive Honor

Legal Invoices to Public Agencies in California May Be Exempt from Disclosure
Legal Alerts Dec 29, 2016

Legal Invoices to Public Agencies in California May Be Exempt from Disclosure

The California Supreme Court Tackles Public Records vs. Attorney-Client Privilege

Hillsborough Residents File Suit Over Water Rates
BB&K In the News Dec 2, 2016

Hillsborough Residents File Suit Over Water Rates

Rates Comply with Law, BB&K Partner Kelly Salt Tells East Bay Times

John Holloway Video Bio
Videos Nov 30, 2016

John Holloway Video Bio

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Deborah Wordham Video Bio
Videos Nov 30, 2016

Deborah Wordham Video Bio

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Ontario Goes to Court to Remove Abandoned Shipping Containers
BB&K In the News Nov 29, 2016

Ontario Goes to Court to Remove Abandoned Shipping Containers

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Discusses Legal Update with BB&K Partner Richard Egger

Drought Policies, Price of Water Lands in Court
BB&K In the News Nov 17, 2016

Drought Policies, Price of Water Lands in Court

Hillsborough, Represented by BB&K Attorney Kimberly Hood, Faces Suit from Residents

Evaluating a Project’s “Exacerbation” on Existing Environmental Hazards
Legal Alerts Nov 10, 2016

Evaluating a Project’s “Exacerbation” on Existing Environmental Hazards

Substantial Evidence Proving “Exacerbation” Required, California Appellate Court Says

Billboard Regulations: Cities and Counties
Legal Alerts Nov 8, 2016

Billboard Regulations: Cities and Counties

No State Preemption of Local Billboard Regulations, California Appellate Court Finds

Press Releases Nov 1, 2016

BB&K Earns “Metropolitan Tier 1” Best Law Firm Rankings

U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America 2017 Best Law Firms List

Financing Increased Demand On Pre-Existing Services Constitutes “Additional Services”
Legal Alerts Oct 24, 2016

Financing Increased Demand On Pre-Existing Services Constitutes “Additional Services”

California Court Decision Rules on Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982

Event Sep 29, 2016

Agua Caliente v. Coachella Valley Water District, et al.

Tribal Water Law's 5th Annual Conference

Client Successes Sep 28, 2016

BB&K Successful in Post-Redevelopment Case for City Client

Partners Victor L. Wolf, Iris P. Yang and Danielle G. Sakai Represent City of Fontana

County Counsel Teamwork: The Exide Story
BB&K In the News Sep 23, 2016

County Counsel Teamwork: The Exide Story

BB&K Part of Team Supporting Clean Up of Former Battery Recycling Site

Client Successes Sep 19, 2016

BB&K Represents City in Successful Recovery of Redevelopment Loans

Partner Iris Yang Litigated Against Department of Finance

Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban on Mobile Ads in Los Angeles, Other California Cities
BB&K In the News Aug 24, 2016

Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban on Mobile Ads in Los Angeles, Other California Cities

BB&K Attorney Victoria Hester Discusses Ruling with Legal Newsline

Public Agency Not Subject to 60-Day Limit
Legal Alerts Aug 22, 2016

Public Agency Not Subject to 60-Day Limit

California Appellate Court Finds Contract Void Under Government Code Section 1090

Press Releases Aug 15, 2016

20 BB&K Attorneys Make Best Lawyers in America 2017 List

Two Named Lawyers of the Year

Appellate Court “SLAPP”s Residents in Culver City Upset Over Parking Restriction Changes
Legal Alerts Aug 11, 2016

Appellate Court “SLAPP”s Residents in Culver City Upset Over Parking Restriction Changes

City Did Not Violate Brown Act

California Supreme Court Curbs Responses to Anti-SLAPP Motions
Legal Alerts Aug 10, 2016

California Supreme Court Curbs Responses to Anti-SLAPP Motions

Elected Officials’ Free Speech Rights Analyzed

Client Successes Jul 26, 2016

California Supreme Court Sides with Public Agencies on Precondemnation Access Issue

BB&K Partner Kendall MacVey Filed Amicus Curiae Brief

Client Successes Jul 14, 2016

Appellate Court Again Sides with BB&K Client in Groundwater Rights Dispute

City of Santa Maria’s Groundwater Rights Upheld

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