The Public Sector

Is Our
Practice

Dedicated to serving municipalities and public agencies throughout California.

Firm Overview

Since 1976, Jones Mayer has been providing dedicated legal counsel to public entities throughout California. We are proud to contribute to the good governance and well-being of our clients’ communities, serving as city attorney and general counsel to municipalities, law enforcement agencies, special districts, councils of government, professional associations, and more. Every attorney at Jones Mayer is solely committed to serving public entities.

Latest Updates

General News

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, D/B/A AT&T Mobility v. City of West Covina

Municipal Law Updates

Attorney General Opines that “State of the City” Events are Brown Act Meetings

Client Alerts — Law Enforcement

Vol. 39  No. 7 POLICE MAY CONSTITUTIONALLY CONDUCT AN INVENTORY SEARCH OF BELONGINGS WHEN THE PROPERTY IS LAWFULLY RETAINED AND THE SEARCH IS DONE IN COMPLIANCE WITH POLICE REGULATIONS, EVEN AFTER THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN RELEASED

Firm Overview

Since 1976, Jones Mayer has been providing dedicated legal counsel to public entities throughout California. We are proud to contribute to the good governance and well-being of our clients’ communities, serving as city attorney and general counsel to municipalities, law enforcement agencies, special districts, councils of government, professional associations, and more. Every attorney at Jones Mayer is solely committed to serving public entities.

Latest Updates

General News

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, D/B/A AT&T Mobility v. City of West Covina

Municipal Law Updates

Attorney General Opines that “State of the City” Events are Brown Act Meetings

Client Alerts — Law Enforcement

Vol. 39  No. 7 POLICE MAY CONSTITUTIONALLY CONDUCT AN INVENTORY SEARCH OF BELONGINGS WHEN THE PROPERTY IS LAWFULLY RETAINED AND THE SEARCH IS DONE IN COMPLIANCE WITH POLICE REGULATIONS, EVEN AFTER THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN RELEASED

Our Practice Areas

Select a category below to learn more about our practice and services.

Special Counsel Services

Public agencies need guidance on a broad range of specific topics. The team at Jones Mayer provides special counsel services to agencies throughout the state on matters such as compliance, contracting, and labor.

General Counsel Services

Special agencies, districts, and joint powers authorities throughout California confront distinctive legal issues that demand an experienced, informed solution. Water districts, fire districts, healthcare districts, sanitation districts, successor agencies, councils of government, and other specialized public entities are comfortably able to put their full faith and reliance in Jones Mayer as their general counsel to effectively and skillfully achieve these goals.

Health & Safety Receiverships

Substandard and severely neglected properties often present complex challenges for local governments. These properties include illegal construction, hoarder situations, or vacant properties. Our experienced receivership team guides agencies through the receivership court process, providing a practical and permanent solution to address blight and protect public health and safety.

City Prosecutor & Code Enforcement

Effective governance requires thoughtful and rigorous enforcement through the provision of quality code enforcement and city prosecutor services. In addition to those cities where Jones Mayer serves as city attorney, we currently provide these services to communities throughout California who recognize our demonstrated effectiveness in this area. Our efforts are designed to support the goal of local government to help maintain safe, orderly communities.

Public Agency Labor & Employment

Public employment law is complex and dynamic, requiring agencies to have dedicated attorneys who understand unique compliance environments. Jones Mayer provides sophisticated and up-to-date legal counsel, training, investigation, and litigation services to human resources professionals, managers, and staff.

Litigation

Our litigators are experienced in the full range of controversies that public entities face, including civil rights, employment, contract disputes, land use, environmental, property, and appeals. From its inception, Jones Mayer has successfully protected the interests of our clients in the courtroom. Our litigators have tried over 100 cases to verdict.

Law Enforcement Counsel

Jones Mayer serves as general counsel to law enforcement agencies and associations throughout California. We provide full-spectrum support, from administrative and employment matters to complex civil rights litigation. We are honored to serve as general counsel to statewide professional organizations, including the California State Sheriffs' Association, the California Police Chiefs Association, and the California Peace Officers’ Association.

City Attorney Services

Jones Mayer is honored to provide legal counsel to the governing bodies and the administrative staff of cities across the state. Our city attorney work spans the full range of legal matters that cities regularly confront, including matters of governance, Brown Act, Public Records Act, drafting of legislation and policies, environmental and land use matters, public health and safety, and transactional matters.

Our Practice Areas

Select a category below to learn more about our practice and services.

Special Counsel Services

Public agencies need guidance on a broad range of specific topics. The team at Jones Mayer provides special counsel services to agencies throughout the state on matters such as compliance, contracting, and labor.

General Counsel Services

Special agencies, districts, and joint powers authorities throughout California confront distinctive legal issues that demand an experienced, informed solution. Water districts, fire districts, healthcare districts, sanitation districts, successor agencies, councils of government, and other specialized public entities are comfortably able to put their full faith and reliance in Jones Mayer as their general counsel to effectively and skillfully achieve these goals.

Health & Safety Receiverships

Substandard and severely neglected properties often present complex challenges for local governments. These properties include illegal construction, hoarder situations, or vacant properties. Our experienced receivership team guides agencies through the receivership court process, providing a practical and permanent solution to address blight and protect public health and safety.

City Prosecutor & Code Enforcement

Effective governance requires thoughtful and rigorous enforcement through the provision of quality code enforcement and city prosecutor services. In addition to those cities where Jones Mayer serves as city attorney, we currently provide these services to communities throughout California who recognize our demonstrated effectiveness in this area. Our efforts are designed to support the goal of local government to help maintain safe, orderly communities.

Public Agency Labor & Employment

Public employment law is complex and dynamic, requiring agencies to have dedicated attorneys who understand unique compliance environments. Jones Mayer provides sophisticated and up-to-date legal counsel, training, investigation, and litigation services to human resources professionals, managers, and staff.

Litigation

Our litigators are experienced in the full range of controversies that public entities face, including civil rights, employment, contract disputes, land use, environmental, property, and appeals. From its inception, Jones Mayer has successfully protected the interests of our clients in the courtroom. Our litigators have tried over 100 cases to verdict.

Law Enforcement Counsel

Jones Mayer serves as general counsel to law enforcement agencies and associations throughout California. We provide full-spectrum support, from administrative and employment matters to complex civil rights litigation. We are honored to serve as general counsel to statewide professional organizations, including the California State Sheriffs' Association, the California Police Chiefs Association, and the California Peace Officers’ Association.

City Attorney Services

Jones Mayer is honored to provide legal counsel to the governing bodies and the administrative staff of cities across the state. Our city attorney work spans the full range of legal matters that cities regularly confront, including matters of governance, Brown Act, Public Records Act, drafting of legislation and policies, environmental and land use matters, public health and safety, and transactional matters.