D. Dennis La is a partner practicing in the firm’s Los Angeles office and represents public agencies in all phases of litigation in California federal and state courts. Dennis has tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict, and practices in diverse areas including Section 1983 disputes, fair housing, equal protection laws, water rights, real property claims, and economic development.
Dennis is a seasoned litigator with substantial experience in all phases of trial through appeal. He is well-versed in prejudgment remedies having obtained and opposed countless restraining orders, writs of attachment, and appointments of receivership. His diverse representations include defending Section 1983 disputes; fair housing and discrimination complaints brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development; First Amendment actions; water right claims to enjoin distribution of water; code enforcement challenges by private businesses; real property suits involving title, inverse condemnation, and lien/easement issues; and economic development and public contracts litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Dennis was a partner with Anglin Flewelling & Rasmussen LLP where he specialized in commercial litigation and intellectual property. He started his professional career as an Information Technology Consultant with Deloitte Consulting in New York