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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 Assistant General Counsel for the Tahoe Transportation District, and provides general counsel services to numerous other cities and agencies throughout California. 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 all stages of litigation, including trials and appeals.
Chad is passionate about public law and has been working with public entities his entire career. 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.
- San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments v. El Adobe Apts. Inc. (Case No. BC 646857). Represented joint powers authority against landowner of a multi-unit apartment building in a part-take condemnation action. Following an 8-day trial, jury awarded only 15% of the $1.8 million in compensation sought by landowner, which was less than the agency’s final offer.
- City of Daly City v. California Department of Finance (2017, Case Nos. 34-2015-8002205 and 34-2017-80002617-CU-WM-GDS). Obtained a writ from the Sacramento Superior Court directing the Department of Finance to recognize over $5.2 million in reimbursement agreements as loans eligible for reinstatement under the redevelopment dissolution act.
- 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 over $4.4 million in loan agreements as loans eligible for reinstatement under the redevelopment dissolution act.
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2009
- B.S., Emory University, 2003
- State Bar of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- Brown Act: The Importance of Sticking to Your Agenda
- Brown Act: Avoiding Violations by Responding to Cease and Desist Letters
- Using The “Committee Exception” To Exclude Public Comment At Special Meeting Violates Brown Act
- Access to Private Entity Records is Not Enough to Compel Disclosure Obligations Under CPRA