Public Law and Representation

The attorneys of Anderson McPharlin & Conners’ LLP serving in the Firm’s Public Law and Representation practice area bring together over one-hundred and forty-five years of combined legal experience to the representation of public agencies, private clients and insurance clients in the area of Public Law.  Our team has combined experience of over fifty jury trials, uncounted administrative agency hearings, and appellate experience before the California Courts of Appeal, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

The attorneys of the Public Law and Representation practice area have substantial experience in representing public agencies, private clients and insurance clients in all aspects of public law and litigation. The firm’s attorneys’ experience in this area includes legal representation in the following types of matters:

Tort Claims Defense including:

  • Governmental Tort Claims Procedures
  • Dangerous Condition Liability
  • Police Procedures
  • Liability and Indemnification of Public Employees

Civil Rights including:

  • 42 USC Sections 1983 and 1985 Liability
  • Substantive and Procedural Due Process
  • Takings and Inverse Condemnation
  • Real Property including:
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Condemnation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Tidelands Trust and Ground Lease Issues

Environmental Law and Natural Resources including:

  • California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”)
  • Water Law
  • California Coastal Act
  • Public Contracting and Disputes
  • Employment Law including:
  • Employee discipline – “Skelly” Process
  • Civil Service Board Advisement and Representation
  • Collective Bargaining – Meyers-Milias- Brown Act
  • Discrimination and Harassment Actions – both Federal and State
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Breach of Employment Contracts

The attorneys of the Public Law and Representation practice area have actively handled matters in the state and federal courts throughout California and before local and state administrative agencies including the California Coastal Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and State Water Resources Control Board.  The attorneys either represent or have had the pleasure of representing in the past, many private clients such as Woods Maintenance Service, Inc., and public agencies such as the cities of Atascadero, Compton, Inglewood, Montebello, Morro Bay, Newport Beach, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria,  and the counties of San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, and Los Angeles in Public Law matters.  Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP has a statewide practice in this area and is willing to negotiate accommodations of fees and expenses for travel outside of Southern California.

Practice Group Attorneys:

Colleen A. Déziel
David R. Hunt
Peter B. Rustin
Paula Tripp Victor