Whether it is a complex land use matter, a question of water rights or rates, risk management liability, the integrity of the election process or governmental transparency, Aleshire & Wynder is there to serve clients as they make decisions on behalf of their taxpayer constituents.

Public Safety

We understand public safety. Police, fire, medical first response, and code compliance are core community concerns for residents, businesses, and visitors.  Many public agencies devote at least half of their budgets, and sometimes more, to public safety services. Public employees devote themselves to providing help whenever the need arises. Whether advising on labor and personnel matters, drafting procurement contracts, achieving code compliance, or representing first responders in court, we have significant experience in these critically important service areas.    


  • Peace Officer Personnel Matters/Peace Officer Bill of Rights
  • Evaluation and Litigation of Liability Claims
  • Automatic and Mutual Aid Issues
  • Pitchess Motions
  • Joint Powers and Task Force Agreements
  •  Contract and Procurement Matters
  • Policies, Practices, and Procedures Compliance, including POST Learning Domains
  • Responding to Public Records Act Requests on Critical Incidents
  • Municipal Code Review and Revision for Code Compliance/Enforcement
  • Federal and State Civil Rights
  • California Government Claims Act
  • Risk Management Analysis
  • Interface with Sherriff Department in Contract Cities

Expertise in Action 

Whether our clients have their own public safety departments, or they contract with public agency providers, we bring the right mix of advice, analysis, and litigation support . Our expertise also supports public agencies through special counsel relationships to address specific, specialized areas of need. Thus, we work within the complex system of stakeholders with varying perspectives and priorities:  legislative bodies, executive management, departmental management, individual first responders, risk management, and personnel management.  This broad experience forms the bedrock of our quality representation.

We pride ourselves on our ability to mobilize resources efficiently and effectively to meet any challenge, regardless of agency type, across the state, and no matter the venue. Our attorneys regularly represent public agency and public employee clients before administrative boards, in state and federal trial courts, all courts of appeal, and in the court of public opinion. Past and current clients include the cities of Adelanto, Banning, Bell Gardens, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Inglewood, Irwindale, King City, Newport Beach, Morro Bay, Lompoc, Suisun City, Palm Springs, Arcadia, Signal Hill, Temple City, Westminster, and Yuba City; and the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Fresno.