Dean J. Pucci
Mr. Dean J. Pucci is currently Of Counsel to the law firm of Jones & Mayer and serves as the Firm's Director of Receiverships Division. Prior to joining forces with Jones & Mayer Mr. Pucci co-founded the California Receivership Group LLC, serving as its Vice-President and General Counsel, a company that specializes in serving as court appointed health & safety receivers over severely substandard properties across the State. Mr. Pucci has been nominated by cities and counties statewide and brings his expertise as legal counsel to public agencies and experience as a court appointed officer to Jones & Mayer. Mr. Pucci regularly lectures receiverships and other related code enforcement remedies throughout the State.
Mr. Pucci previously practiced as an associate with the law offices of Jones & Mayer and founded the firm's health and safety receivership program successfully marketing and implementing the program for cities and counties throughout the State of California. In that capacity Mr. Pucci advised and represented the firm's public agency clients on all aspects of receivership litigation. In addition Mr. Pucci has served as both Designate and Deputy City Prosecutor for approximately thirteen California cities. In this capacity, Mr. Pucci was responsible for handling all aspects of the criminal prosecution of city municipal code violations.
Mr. Pucci's legal experience includes police litigation and city prosecution. His practice has involved representing cities, counties and the State as legal advisor to their Chiefs of Police or Sheriffs and in that capacity has represented over one-hundred agencies throughout California. In this capacity Mr. Pucci represented law enforcement management in a variety of contexts including personnel disciplinary proceedings, civil rights litigation, constitutional law and appellate/writ practice.
Mr. Pucci has extensive experience conducting internal affairs investigations on behalf of municipal police departments involving allegations of misconduct by peace officers. He has additionally served as legal advisor and representative to a number of law enforcement agencies reviewing internal affairs investigations and reports; conducting Skelly hearings as well as termination/disciplinary appeal hearings.
As former deputy city attorney to the cities of Costa Mesa, Fullerton, La Habra, Whittier and Westminster, Mr. Pucci has handled numerous complex litigation cases in both state and federal court successfully defending municipal and county clients. Specifically Mr. Pucci has extensive experience litigating complex health and safety and housing matters; class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts involving allegations of constitutional violations. Mr. Pucci’s experience includes handling of litigation in Quo Warranto (or on behalf of the California Attorney General) and serving as counsel for amici curiae on numerous high profile cases involving various law enforcement issues.
- J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (2002)
- University of Nevada Reno, B.A. undergraduate
- Founding President, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Board of Regents Outstanding Student Award, Student Ambassador.
- U. S. District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
- California Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- City Prosecutor/Code Enforcement
- Receivership Litigation
- Court Appointed Receiver
- City Prosecutor
- Police Litigation/Legal Advisor
- State Bar of California American Bar Association
- California State Sheriffs Association
- California Police Officers Association
- California Police Chiefs Association
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