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Adrian Guerra

Equity Partner

Orange County

t: (949) 223-1170

d: (949) 517-9921


Adrian R. Guerra is an Equity Partner at Aleshire & Wynder. In his role as City Attorney, he provides legal advice on all aspects of municipal law including ordinance, resolution and contract preparation and interpretation, land use, planning, and CEQA, the Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Political Reform Act. In his roles as General Counsel and Special Counsel for housing authorities, he works extensively with the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs, defends complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the California Civil Rights Department, provides guidance for compliance with housing and disability based laws, including reasonable accommodation procedures, and serves as a hearing officer in hearings to challenge housing authority administrative decisions. Mr. Guerra also represents public agencies in litigation. He has defended writ of mandamus actions challenging land use decisions and housing authority program decisions. He has  defended actions alleging violations of due process, 42 U.S.C. §1983, and other equal protection laws, as well as general civil litigation matters, including breach of contract and unlawful detainer. He has represented public agencies in appellate proceedings before the California Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

• City Attorney and Successor Agency Counsel, Irwindale

• City Attorney, Grand Terrace

• City Attorney, La Canada Flintridge

• General Counsel, Santa Clara County Housing Authority

• Special Counsel, Los Angeles County Development Authority

• Special Counsel, Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

• Assistant City Attorney, Monterey Park

• Assistant City Attorney, Huntington Park

• Assistant City Attorney, Cerritos

• Assistant City Attorney, City of Bell

• Assistant City Attorney, San Dimas

• Successor Agency Counsel, Grand Terrace

• State Bar of California

• US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

• US District Court, Central, CA

Leader of Influence: Minority Attorneys (Los Angeles Business Journal, 2022)

“Violence Against Women Act and the Courts” (September 27, 2018) at the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

• Boston College Law School, JD, 2000

• University of Southern California, BS Business Administration, Entrepreneur Program, 1996