Jeff Malawy serves as the City Attorney for the City of Lompoc and the City of San Dimas, and advises the Firm’s clients in a wide range of legal matters pertaining to municipal government. These include the California Planning and Zoning Law, the Subdivision Map Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, municipal contracting, land use permitting, and constitutional law issues such as regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, the First Amendment, and civil rights.
Mr. Malawy has developed particular expertise in regulatory takings law regarding local land use regulations, the various California laws related to local taxation measures, including cannabis taxation, as well as rent control and mobilehome parks. He is one of a few statewide experts in the much-litigated areas of mobilehome park subdivisions and rent control, and has litigated numerous cases in those areas.
Mr. Malawy has extensive appellate experience and is named counsel on over 15 state and federal appellate decisions.
• Colony Cove Properties, LLC v. City of Carson (9th Cir. 2011) 640 F.3d 948: Successfully defended the City of Carson’s mobilehome park rent stabilization ordinance against a $34 million claim for regulatory taking, private taking, physical taking, equal protection, and substantive due process violations, both facial and as-applied.
• Byrd, et al. v. County of Fresno, et al., California Fifth Appellate District Case No. F070597 (2015): Successfully defended City of Fresno’s complete ban on marijuana cultivation from preemption challenge.
• Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. City of Carson (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 56: Successfully defended the Carson City Council’s denial of mobilehome park subdivision based on inconsistency with the City’s General Plan.
• City Attorney, Lompoc
• City Attorney, San Dimas
• State Bar of California
• US Supreme Court
• US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
• US District Court, Central, CA
2015 Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers' Association for appellate work in the United States Supreme Court
• University of Southern California, JD, 2007
• University of California, Berkeley, BS & BA, 2004