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December 4, 2018

Local Cannabis Events on the Horizon?

AB 2020 Authorizes Local Governments to Designate Areas Where Cannabis Events May Be Hosted. Effective January 1, 2019, AB 2020 allows local governments to identify venues that may be used to host cannabis events. Prior ...... Read More

November 7, 2018

Brent J. Lehman Publishes Article on Cyber Bullying in Los Angeles Lawyer

Brent J. Lehman Publishes Article on Cyber Bullying in Los Angeles Lawyer... Read More

February 20, 2018

Thomas M. Madruga and Deborah Lee-Germain Obtain Favorable Settlement After Seven Day Trial

Congratulations to Thomas M. Madruga and Deborah Lee-Germain who argued successfully for Settlement in the matter of Gabrielle G. Lopez v. City of Inglewood.... Read More

February 6, 2018

Rick Olivarez joins LA Latino Chamber of Commerce

As of January 2018, Rick Olivarez was appointed to the board of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce. The LALCC supports Latino owned businesses in Los Angeles county.... Read More

January 9, 2018

New State Housing Laws

On September 29, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed over a dozen laws designed to address the statewide housing affordability and homelessness crises. Effective January 1, 2018, these new housing laws create permanent and prospective funding ...... Read More

January 7, 2018

Law & Ethics: Understanding the Rules of the Game

Rick Olivarez has been invited to speak in San Antonio, Texas on the topic of “Law & Ethics: Understanding the Rules of the Game” for the Latino Center for Leadership Development on Sunday, March 4th, ...... Read More

August 17, 2017

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Independent Contractors Liable Under Section 1090

The California Supreme Court ruled that certain independent contractors are not excluded from Government Code section 1090.  Section 1090 prohibits “public officers and employees from making contracts in which they have a financial interest when ...... Read More

June 28, 2017

Rick R. Olivarez Joins NALEO in Dallas

OMLO Partner and NALEO Board Member, Rick R. Olivarez, was in attendance at NALEO’s 34th Annual Conference held in Dallas, Texas.  Each year, the conference serves as the largest gathering of Latino policymakers in the ...... Read More

May 2, 2017

OMLO Attorney Joaquin Vazquez Published in California Litigation

An informational article discussing cannabis regulations written by Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill attorney Joaquin Vazquez was published in the most recent issue of California Litigation.  Mr.  Vazquez’s article was one of two lead articles that served as ...... Read More

April 21, 2017

Proudly Announcing Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP

We are very pleased to announce that Olivarez Madruga is now Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP. We’ve added two new partners to the team: Keith Lemieux and Steve O’Neill. Prior to the joining of the two firms, Lemieux ...... Read More

March 8, 2017

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Texts and Emails Are Public Record

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if dealing with official business.  The ...... Read More

August 8, 2016

OM Attorney Assists in Updating Municipal Law Handbook

The Continuing Education of the Bar has released its 2016 edition of the California Municipal Law Handbook.  Olivarez Madruga attorney, Joaquin Vazquez, contributed to this year’s publication as a reviewer.  Mr. Vazquez was responsible for ...... Read More