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 and O’Neill ran a successful boutique water law firm with several decades of experience in the representation of water districts.  With this merger, Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill adds a team of experienced public agency attorneys and staff, and expands the range of legal services we currently offer, while maintaining our competitive rates.

We look forward to the continuing growth of the firm in the years to come.

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 Firm has put together a memo providing background information on the Court’s ruling, as well as addressing potential concerns public agencies may have.  Please click ­here to view the memo.

For a more detailed discussion about this decision and how it may be applicable to you, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


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 assessing four sections within the Land Use chapter, ensuring the sections are current and an accurate resource for city attorneys throughout California to utilize.  Known as the definitive work in its field, the handbook is published annually, providing background, tools, and guidance in all major areas of the California municipal law.  OM is proud of Mr. Vazquez’s continued work and dedication to municipal law.