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Chris F. Neumeyer


Orange County

t: (949) 223-1170

d: (949) 250-5406


Chris F. Neumeyer is a partner in the Irvine office and serves as City Attorney for the City of Morro Bay. Mr. Neumeyer provides legal counsel on a broad range of local government matters, including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, conflicts of interest and the Public Records Act. He routinely advises on contract formation and negotiations, and he also provides AB 1234 ethics training for clients. He has a substantial background in drafting local laws, examples including permitting and regulation of vacation rentals, regulation of second-hand smoke and vaping, local sales tax and UUT measures, and purchasing ordinances. He counsels on land use, zoning, public works, Proposition 218 and formation of business improvement districts. He is a specialist in election law, including ballot measures, referendums and the CVRA. He advises clients on constitutional law, with an expertise in First Amendment law, and also on cannabis law. Litigation successes include published appellate decisions with colleagues in Costa Mesa v. D'Alessio Investments, LLC, 214 Cal. App. 4th 358 (2013), and Maddox v. Costa Mesa, 193 Cal. App. 4th 1098 (2011).

• City Attorney, Morro Bay

• State Bar of California

• US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

• US District Court, Central, CA

  • Liaison to the Government Transparency & Labor Committee for The League Cal Cities

• Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2007 • University of California, Berkeley, BA, 1998