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Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Telephone: (310) 643-8448
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 306E




Michael Jenkins is a partner with the law firm of Jenkins & Hogin, LLP and specializes in the practice of municipal law. He currently serves as city attorney for the cities of Hermosa Beach (since 1996), Rolling Hills (since 1982) and West Hollywood (since 1984) and as general counsel to the Los Angeles County West Vector Control District, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, the South Bay Cities Council of Governments and the Westside Cities Council of Governments.

He served as President of the City Attorneys Department of the League of California Cities (1993), co-authored the original version of the League’s Municipal Law Handbook and chaired the League’s Brown Act Committee from 1994 to 2016. He served as editor for Open & Public V, the League’s manual on the Brown Act. Jenkins also served as President of the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County and member of the Executive Committee of the Public Law Section of the State Bar (and Editor of the Section Newsletter).  

Jenkins has been practicing law for 38 years, most of that time in the area of municipal law. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1978 immediately following his honors graduation from Duke University School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Duke Law Journal. Jenkins graduated with highest honors from Haverford College.

In 2015, Jenkins was honored by the American Bar Association with the Jefferson Fordham Advocacy Award, which recognizes professional excellence in the practice of state and local government law.
 

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