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February 26, 2021

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling: City Did Not Waive Refund Claim Filing Deadline in Water Billing Case

On Tuesday, February 16th, the California Court of Appeals for the 4th District upheld a lower court’s ruling and found that substantial evidence supported the trial court’s decision that the City of San Juan Capistrano ...... Read More

February 24, 2021

David F. Gondek Honored by City of El Monte for Years of Service

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill LLP is proud to share that the City of El Monte and OutFront Media have partnered to honor late OMLO attorney David F. Gondek with a month-long electronic billboard display on ...... Read More

February 24, 2021

OMLO Partner Thomas Madruga Receives Highest Peer Rating for Ethics and Professional Excellence

Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP is proud to announce that our Partner Thomas Madruga has been rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent rating is Martindale-Hubbell‘s highest rating for ethics and professional excellence, and is given upon ...... Read More

February 11, 2021

Rick Olivarez Tapped to Serve on Board of Directors for PCI Media

OMLO is proud to announce that our Managing partner, Rick Olivarez, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for PCI Media. PCI Media’s mission is social change through education and communication, combining ...... Read More

February 3, 2021

OMLO Proudly Announces the Launch of the Firm’s New Website

We at Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, designed and developed to better inform and serve our clients and others with specific legal needs. We invite ...... Read More

February 3, 2021

Tom Madruga Named to 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers”

OMLO is proud to announce that Tom Madruga has been named to the 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters. The “Super Lawyer” distinction honors attorneys who have attained outstanding professional achievement and ...... Read More

January 19, 2021

Rick Olivarez Tapped To Serve on Homeboy Industries’ Board of Directors

OMLO is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Rick Olivarez, has been selected to serve on Homeboy Industries’ Board of Directors. Homeboy is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Rick ...... Read More

December 10, 2020

OMLO Associate Chelsea Scharf Negotiates Groundwater Cleanup Agreement

OMLO Associate Chelsea Scharf recently completed the negotiation of a groundwater cleanup agreement for the Eastern Municipal Water District, securing a positive outcome for our client and a great result for the environment. Eastern Municipal ...... Read More

December 3, 2020

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen Publishes Article on River Reversal in The American Surveyor

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen’s article on river reversal, “Waterways and Earth Days Part 1,” was recently featured in The American Surveyor‘s November 2020 issue. In the article, Lloyd discusses historical and current issues of water rights surrounding ...... Read More

September 2, 2020

Judge rules University of California System can’t use SAT and ACT tests for admissions

Today (September 1, 2020,) a judge in Alameda County announced a groundbreaking decision in Kawika Smith v. Regents of the University of California, granting a preliminary injunction that requires the UC system to stop using ...... Read More

August 27, 2020

Wireless Small Cell 5G Update and Advisory

The information below pertains to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s litigation decision regarding Federal Communications Commission orders on wireless infrastructure deployments (small cells), moratorium, and pole attachments. As your attorneys, we believe that this ...... Read More

July 8, 2020

Social Distancing Protocol

Dear OMLO Clients and Friends Our offices are currently closed to the public.  We are well prepared and have been successful in serving our clients remotely.  Our leadership team has employed proactive measures to ensure ...... Read More