Julie Biggs joined Aleshire & Wynder in 2012 after serving for ten years as Chair of the Public Law practice group of one of the largest public agency law firms in California. She currently most recently served as the Interim City Attorney for the City of Menifee. She has previously served as City Attorney for the City of Wildomar, Goleta, Colton, Glendora, Banning and Hemet and as special counsel to numerous local governmental entities, including the City of Calimesa, the City of Moreno Valley, and the Jurupa Community Services District. Ms. Biggs provides expert representation to virtually all clients of Aleshire & Wynder including the cities of Banning, Bell, Yucca Valley and Carson, in the areas of general municipal law, land use, Brown Act and public records act issues, election and political law, initiative and referendum matters. Ms. Biggs has also served as General Counsel to the Los Osos Community Services District and the Tri-City Healthcare District, as well as special counsel to the Jurupa Community Services District.
Ms. Biggs has special expertise in the complex legal and political process of incorporating new cities and transitioning them into functioning and fiscally sound communities. She has represented the proponents of incorporation in their successful effort to create the cities of Laguna Woods in 1999, Goleta in 2001, and Wildomar in 2008. Ms. Biggs has also worked with several pre-incorporation groups across the State of California, including the proponents of the City of East Los Angeles, the Town of Rancho Santa Fe and the Town of Carmel Valley.
Ms. Biggs has handled matters ranging from Brown Act and conflict of interest law compliance, public records act, establishment and implementation of development impact fees, processing of subdivision tract maps, review of environmental impact reports to negotiation and drafting of disposition and development agreements for redevelopment projects, personnel rules and dispute resolution, drafting and implementation of growth management plans, challenges to candidate elections and to recall, referendum and initiative measures, federal and state campaign law issues and challenges, drafting and processing of initiatives, recall petitions and referenda.
Ms. Biggs was admitted to practice law in California in 1978 after completing her legal training at the University of Southern California. While in law school, Ms. Biggs participated in the Moot Court competition and was a member and editor on the USC Law Review. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar Association in 1979 and practiced in Colorado for ten years before returning to California in 1988. Ms. Biggs holds an undergraduate degree in English, together with Master's degrees in American Studies and Secondary Education, also from the University of Southern California.