Professional Experience

Marc Tran is Senior Counsel with Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP. Mr. Tran currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Adelanto and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of La Puente, and formerly served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bell Gardens. He has also served dozens of cities throughout the state in the capacity of Deputy City Attorney. Mr. Tran’s practice includes both litigation and transactional representation in areas pertaining to general municipal law, constitutional law, real estate law, and land use law. His real estate and land use practice includes an emphasis on Surplus Land Act matters and emerging cannabis issues where he advises both public entities and private clients on regulatory developments occurring on the federal, state, and local levels.

While in law school, Mr. Tran served as judicial extern for the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Honorable Carol D. Codrington of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. He also interned with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.

Prior to attending law school, Marc was a community organizer in the Inland Empire. Mr. Tran is also a current volunteer coach for John W. North High School’s Mock Trial Team. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and whittling.

Admissions & Associations

  • State Bar of California, 2015

Speaking & Publications

  • “Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity and Protects Pasadena from Liability,” JD Supra, April 2018
  • “New Fed Cannabis Policy Hits California Local Government – Potential Fiscal Impacts and Confusion,” JD Supra, January 2018
  • “Fire Protection Districts’ Authority to Enforce State Fire Marshal Standards and Regulations Reiterated in California AG Opinion,” JD Supra, August 2017
  • “Ninth Circuit Panel Rejects Challenges to a California City’s Misleading Commercial Speech Ordinance – Local Governments’ Authority to Regulate for False Advertising Affirmed,” JD Supra, July 2017
  • “30 Day Vehicle Impoundment is a Seizure Requiring Fourth Amendment Compliance – Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Class Action,” JD Supra, June 2017
  • “Trail Immunity Not A Given for Public Agencies Caused by Adjacent Property,” Public CEO, June 2017
  • “Cities Can Sue Banks for Predatory Lending, U.S. Supreme Court Says,” JD Supra, May 2017
  • “Land Use and Marijuana: How We Got Here,” Public CEO, April 2017
  • “Demotion Based on Mistaken Belief Deprives Public Employee of Constitutional Rights,” JD Supra, May 2016
  • “New California Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2022, Has Ripple Effects on Salaried Employees,” JD Supra, April 2016
  • “Inadvertent Disclosure Does Not Waive Exemptions / Privileges Under the PRA,” JD Supra, March 2016
  • “Driverless Car Crash Brings Public Concerns to the Forefront,” JD Supra, March 2016
  • “Will Driverless Car Regulations Leave People with Disabilities Behind?” JD Supra, February 2016
  • “California Court Interprets Stockton’s Term Limit Non-Cumulatively to Allow Repeat Runners,” JD Supra, February 2016
  • “California Appellate Court: Possession of Documents Requested Under Public Records Act Does Not Render Request Moot,” JD Supra, January 2016
  • “Traveler Beware – Tourism and Torts,” Riverside Lawyer, July/August 2014

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