Professional Experience

Mr. Vazquez is a Partner with Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill. His municipal-focused practice is concentrated in the areas of land use, community development and finance, affordable housing, redevelopment dissolution, environmental review, and cannabis regulations.

Mr. Vazquez has prolifically crafted various ordinances, resolutions, regulations, and agreements as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of El Monte, Cudahy and San Fernando. He has civil litigation experience with private corporate clients and criminal litigation experience in the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal violations in Los Angeles Superior Court.

He has also been a frequent speaker at conferences conducted by non-profit organizations and governmental agencies on topics including ethics and conflict of interest.

Admissions & Associations

  • State Bar of California (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2013)

Speaking & Publications

  • Speaker, “Avoiding Ethical Conflicts,” National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference (2015)
  • Speaker, “Integrity in Public Office,” NALEO Conference, (2018)
  • Speaker, “AB 1234 Ethics Training,” California Contract Cities Association
  • 2017 Municipal Law Handbook, Reviewer
  • 2016 Municipal Law Handbook, Reviewer
  • 2015 Municipal Law Handbook, Reviewer
  • “What You Should Know About Hiring CalPERS Retirees” – Western Cities Magazine, August 2012
  • “Joint Laws Transforming California” – California Litigation, Litigation Section for California Bar – Volume 30, No. 1, 2017
  • “Safe Sidewalk Vending Act Curbs Local Regulations: What You Need to Know” – Western Cities Magazine, June 2019

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Christine Hsu & Joaquin Vazquez Talk Ethics at NALEO

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