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D. Craig FoxSenior AttorneyOrange County







D. Craig Fox is a senior attorney in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon with more than 30 years of public law experience, both as an advisor to City Councils, Planning Commissions, police, fire and other departments and as a litigator of municipal and police tort defense, code enforcement and land use cases in state and federal courts. He has served as Deputy and Assistant City Attorney to numerous cities and is currently Assistant City Attorney and Planning Commission Counsel to the Cities of La Mirada, Brea, and Buena Park. He also serves as special counsel to public entities in connection with high technology procurements.

Mr. Fox concentrates on the representation of public agency clients in many areas of government law including public works bidding and contracting, governmental procurements, energy savings contracting, software and technology, utility franchising, risk management, Public Records Act, Brown Act, conflicts of interest, land use, drafting of legislation, wireless regulation and leasing, and police and fire policies and procedures. His litigation background provides him with a unique perspective and ability to effectively handle a wide range of municipal issues.


B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1975
J.D., Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, 1979

Practice Areas

Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest and Ethics and Public Records Act
Construction Code Administration
Land Use
Planning, Zoning and Subdivision Map Act
Police and Public Safety Practices
Public Agency and Municipal Law
Public Works Bidding and Construction
Utilities Franchising
Wireless Regulation and Leasing