Arturo N. Fierro

Mr. Fierro has been practicing law for more than 30 years and he has spent most of that time working with public agencies. He has extensive experience in most areas of municipal law, including litigation and transactional matters.

Mr. Fierro has extensive litigation experience. He has handled cases ranging from the defense of CEQA actions, police liability, auto defense, and premises liability, as well as personnel and employment matters.

Mr. Fierro has served as City Attorney for the City of Coachella and as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Chino and Rialto. In those roles, he advised city councils on all aspects of municipal government, including conflict of interests, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and the Political Reform Act. He also advised the planning commissions for the cities of Chino and Coachella on all aspects of land use and development.

Mr. Fierro has a depth of knowledge of governmental law, including ballot measures; the Brown Act; business licensing & regulation; the California Environmental Quality Act; code enforcement; contract negotiations and preparation; development agreements; finance and fees; governmental liability; land use & zoning; mobilehome rent control; municipal liability defense; ordinance and resolution preparation; personnel and employment; public bidding & contracting: real property acquisition and disposition; the Subdivision Map Act; and the Mitigation Fee Act.

Mr. Fierro has advised municipal police departments on issues ranging from personnel to the Public Records Act, and from acquisition of technology to discipline issues. In addition, he has written significant ordinances on adult businesses, mobilehome parks, synthetic drugs, and juvenile offenders.

Mr. Fierro served as editor of Chapter 9 (“Regulating Businesses and Personal Conduct”) for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Municipal Law Handbook.

• California State Bar, June 1989
• Harvard Law School, 1985
• University of the Pacific, 1981
• Central, Eastern, and Southern District Courts of California
• Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals