Governmental Law

Pollak, Vida & Barer represents public entities in a wide range of governmental law cases. Its clients include counties, cities, school districts, and public entity JPAs.

The firm handles the following public entity matters:

Recent appellate decisions of significance: Roberts v. County of Los Angeles (2009) _Cal.App.4th_, 96 Cal.Rptr.3d 60; Ovando v. County of Los Angeles (2008) 159 Cal.App.4th 42; Silverbrand v. County of Los Angeles (2009) 46 Cal.4th 106; Lockhart v. County of Los Angeles (2007) 155 Cal.App.4th 289; SprintPCS Assets, L.L.C. v. City of Palos Verdes Estates (9th Cir. 2007) 487 F.3d 694; Paniaguav. Orange County Fire Authority (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 83; Gillan v. City of San Marino (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 1033; Morgan v. City of Chino (2004) 115 Cal.App.4th 1192; Eastburn v. Regional Fire Protection Authority (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1175; DeGrassi v. Cook (2002) 29 Cal.4th 333; Zelig v. County of Los Angeles (2002) 27 Cal.4th 1112, (amicus); Truck Ins. Exchange v. County of Los Angeles (2002) 95 Cal.App.4th 13; Glendale Memorial Hospital v. Dept. of Mental Health (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 129; Cornette v. Dept of Trans. (2001) 26 Cal.4th (amicus); Levine v. Weiss (2001) 90 Cal.App.4th 201; DeGrassi v. City of Glendale (9th Cir. 2000) 207 F.3d 636; Kobzoff v. County of Los Angeles (1998) 19 Cal.4th 851; Favorite v. County of Los Angeles (1998) 68 Cal.App.4th 835; Garcia v. Superior Court (County of Los Angeles) (1996) 42 Cal.App.4th 177; Martin v. County of Los Angeles (1996) 51 Cal.App.4th 688; and Thorn v. City of Glendale (1994) 28 Cal.App.4th 1379 (amicus).

CONTACTS: Daniel P. Barer
Judy L. McKelvey