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Christy Marie Lopez


Orange County

t: (949) 223-1170

d: (949) 250-5419


As a Partner with the Firm, Christy Marie Lopez provides a wide range of legal advice to her clients from land use issues to open meeting laws.

Ms. Lopez assists her clients with all matters affecting local entities including drafting ordinances and resolutions, negotiating contracts including leases for city owned property, the Brown Act, Public Records Act, conflicts of interest, zoning, CEQA and a wide variety of other land use matters.

In addition to a variety of municipal law matters, Ms. Lopez advises on communications technology law including the regulation and sitting of wireless communications facilities and the operation of Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) channels.

She has substantial experience with all aspects of code enforcement including public nuisances, administrative citations and procedures, abatements, receiverships, animal control including potentially dangerous or vicious dog proceedings, criminal prosecution, jury trial experience, cost recovery, permit revocation and ordinance drafting.

• Assistant City Attorney, Bell

• Assistant City Attorney, South El Monte

• Assistant City Attorney, Town of Yucca Valley(2014 – 2018)

• Assistant City Attorney, Baldwin Park(2007 – 2010; 2012 – 2014)

• Assistant City Attorney, City of Banning (2007 – 2010)

• Assistant City Attorney, City of Irwindale (2005 – 2007)

• City Prosecutor, Banning

• City Prosecutor, Bell

• City Prosecutor, Lawndale

• City Prosecutor, Rancho Palos Verdes

• City Prosecutor, Town of Yucca Valley

• State Bar of California

• U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court

States of California and Nevada Chapter, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA), Board of Director

• Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., JD, 2002

• San Diego State University, BA, 1999