The Passing of Harold W. Potter on March 21, 2022

Jones Mayer mourns the passing of Senior Litigator Harold W. Potter, Jr., who passed away on March 21, 2022. “Harold was an inspiration to the firm, both as an attorney and as a person. He could work magic with juries and mentored other lawyers with a humor, intelligence and grace that is a rare combination,” […]

Harold Potter’s “Celebration of Life” Service

There will be a “Celebration of Life” service for Harold W. Potter on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Long Beach First Church of the Nazarene, 2280 Clark Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. In lieu of flowers, there will be a scholarship established in his honor at his beloved alma mater, Point Loma […]

Senate Bill 876- Homelessness

I. SUMMARY Senate Bill- 876 entitled “Homelessness” was introduced by Senator Liu on January 14, 2016. If passed, this bill will amend the Government Code to allow homeless individuals to dwell or sleep in public spaces without risk of criminal or civil sanction. The long term implications of this bill do not seem favorable to […]

Martin J. Mayer Memorial Award recipient, Corporal Sergio Cruz

On May 19th, Jim Touchstone attended the graduation of California Peace Officers’ Association Leadership Development Course in Sacramento.  At the graduation ceremony, Mr. Touchstone presented the Martin J. Mayer Memorial Award to an outstanding graduate of the class who was selected to receive the Award by his peers.  This year’s Award was presented to Corporal […]

Attorney Ryan Jones has been selected to serve as the next chair of the League of California Cities Legal Advocacy Committee

Attorney Ryan Jones has been selected to serve as the next chair of the League of California Cities Legal Advocacy Committee.  After serving for the last year on the executive committee for the Legal Advocacy Committee, Ryan was chosen by his city attorney colleagues to be the next chair.  The Legal Advocacy Committee is comprised of city attorneys from throughout […]

Kimberly Hall Barlow’s Long Road to Success

As a child, Kimberly Hall Barlow’s dream was to become a veterinarian. It was a natural ambition for the child of a championship collie breeder. Ms. Barlow helped her mother look after new litters of puppies, which gave her plenty of time to devour books. She’d grab whatever was close at hand, keeping one eye […]

From Cynic to Public Servant: Meet Keith F. Collins

Jones Mayer partner Keith F. Collins grew up the son of a lawyer. His father’s firm in Lancaster, California, handled wills and personal injury cases, helping victims of on-the-job injuries get the financial security they needed. As kids, Mr. Collins and his siblings would help their father take good care of his clients by leaving […]

Jones Mayer’s Amanda Pope Featured on the Code Concepts Podcast

Jones Mayer Senior Counsel and Director of City Receiverships Amanda Pope recently was the featured guest on the Code Concepts podcast. The discussion provides a useful overview of receiverships—what they are, when they’re useful, and how they work.  Ms. Pope describes the typical process a receivership follows, from gathering evidence to documenting and building the […]

Jones Mayer Welcomes New Partners

Jones Mayer is pleased to announce the elevation of six attorneys to the Firm’s partnership, effective August 1. Each of the professionals listed below has demonstrated a commitment to serving the public with hard work, diligence, and integrity. Their leadership and dedication to our clients will be welcome additions to the partnership. Baron Bettenhausen Mr. […]

Denise L. Rocawich – From Uncertain to Impassioned Advocate

Although she didn’t always intend to pursue a career in law, now, Jones Mayer Partner Denise Rocawich can’t imagine doing anything other than law enforcement legal advocacy. We sat down with Ms. Rocawich to discuss how she discovered that she wanted to devote her career to “her guys” and what it means to practice this […]