Adrian R. Guerra is a partner at the law firm of Aleshire & Wynder. He counsels cities on many aspects of local government. Currently, Mr. Guerra serves as Special Counsel to the Housing Authority/Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles and serves as Assistant City Attorney to the cities of La Cañada Flintridge, Glendora, Irwindale, and Bell. Mr. Guerra has previously served as Assistant City Attorney to the cities of Cerritos, Huntington Park, and Monterey Park and Deputy City Attorney to the city of San Dimas.
During his entire career, Mr. Guerra has advised cities on many aspects municipal law. Mr. Guerra regularly advises city councils, planning commissions, and City staff on ordinance, resolution and contract preparation and interpretation, the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, CEQA, and land use, zoning, and subdivision law.
Mr. Guerra advises housing authorities with respect to the operation and implementation of federal housing programs. He has guided these clients in the development, interpretation, and enforcement of Administrative Plans for the Section 8 Program and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policies for Conventional Housing Programs. Mr. Guerra represents these agencies in response to complaints filed under the U.S. Fair Housing Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Mr. Guerra represents public agencies in litigation. He has defended writ of mandamus actions that challenge land use decisions, Section 8 Program terminations, and other administrative decisions. He has defended actions alleging violations of due process, 42 U.S.C. §1983, and other equal protection laws, as well as general civil litigation matters, including breach of contract and unlawful detainer. He has also represented public agencies in appellate proceedings before the California Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Guerra received a B.S. magna cum laude in Business Administration (Entrepreneur Program) from the University of Southern California in 1996. He received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2000, where he served as President of the Latino Law Students Association.