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Chad  W. Herrington

Chad  W. Herrington

Partner - Orange County

949.863.3363 t
949.265.3431 d
949.863.3350 f

email cherrington@bwslaw.com
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Chad Herrington provides legal representation for cities, counties, and other public agencies.  He currently serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Eastvale and the Interim General Counsel for the Tahoe Transportation District, and previously served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Piedmont.  His practice involves advising public agencies in all areas of municipal law including the public records act, open meeting laws, conflicts of interest laws, contracting issues, procurement, code enforcement, CEQA, and land use and zoning.  Chad enjoys working closely with elected officials, commissioners, and staff to provide legal solutions and practical advice on a wide range of issues.

Chad's other area of specialty includes municipal law litigation, with a focus on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, contract and property disputes, and tort claims.  His litigation experience includes the successful representation of public entity clients at the demurrer, discovery, summary judgment, and appellate stages.

Prior to joining Burke, Williams & Sorensen in 2012, Chad served as a graduate law clerk and attorney in the Alameda County Counsel's Office, and worked for a private firm representing school districts and community college districts in a variety of transactional and litigation matters.  During law school, he was a member of the Hastings Moot Court Team and he remains active in the Hastings Moot Court community, serving as an alumni coach and competition judge.

Results

City of Daly City v. California Department of Finance (2017, Case No. 34-2017-80002617-CU-WM-GDS).  Obtained a writ from the Sacramento Superior Court directing the Department of Finance to recognize reimbursement agreements as loans eligible for reinstatement.

City of Watsonville v. California Department of Finance (2015, Case No. 34-2015-80002205-CU-WM-GDS).  Obtained a writ from the Sacramento Superior Court directing the Department of Finance to recognize reimbursement agreements as loans eligible for reinstatement.

City of Watsonville v. California Department of Finance (2014, Case No. 34-2014-80001910).  Obtained a writ from the Sacramento Superior Court directing the Department of Finance to recognize reimbursement agreements as loans eligible for reinstatement.

Presentations

  • How to Minimize and Avoid Litigation, Los Angeles International Right of Way Association Conference, November 2017
  • Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Eminent Domain, Northern California CLE Eminent Domain Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 23, 2017
  • AB 1234 Education Training, City of Brentwood, October-November 2016
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