Public Entity Law

Upcoming Events

Environmental & Public Entity Section Ice Cream Social

Responding to Pitchess and Brady Motions

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Join the Public Entity Law Section

The ACBA Public Entity Law Section brings together a diverse array of attorneys who have a civil practice in federal or state court and who represent cities, counties, the state, special agencies/districts and educational systems. 

In a time when the public is turning to public attorneys for protection and enforcement, this Section examines the role of local public attorneys who litigate in the public interest to vindicate broader public interests in economic, environmental, public health and civil rights.

The goal of the Section is to provide: 1) a forum to network and share best practices and 2) MCLE programs tailored to the specialized needs of public entity attorneys.  The Section will identify and analyze issues affecting public attorneys and provide MCLE programs taught by knowledgeable and experienced practitioners that cover a range of issues.

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Executive Committee
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Wesley Cheung

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Aimee Hamoy


Burnham Brown, APLC
1901 Harrison Street, Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612

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Byron Toma


Office of the General Counsel, BART
300 Lakeside Drive – 23rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94604
(510) 464-6025

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Andrew S. Huang


Associate Chief Counsel
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Telephone: (916) 207-8338

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Kelly Trujillo

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Simran K. Mahal



Hadassah Hayashi

Staff Liaison

Deputy Director
(510) 302-2200