rwgGregory W. Stepanicich
Gregory W. StepanicichShareholderSan Francisco







Gregory W. Stepanicich is a shareholder in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon with more than 35 years of experience representing local public agencies. Mr. Stepanicich serves as City Attorney for the Cities of Fairfield and Mill Valley, and the Town of Ross, as General Counsel for the Marin Telecommunications Agency, the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority and the California Statewide Communities Development Authority, and as Special Counsel to Marin Clean Energy. He previously served as City Attorney of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, and Seal Beach. Mr. Stepanicich concentrates on the representation of public agencies in a wide range of government law areas, including land use, elections, local taxation and development fees, telecommunications and community choice aggregation. Mr. Stepanicich has lectured extensively on a variety of public law issues at conferences and seminars.

Mr. Stepanicich drafted the Joint Powers Agreement for Marin Clean Energy, the first community choice aggregation program established in California.

Mr. Stepanicich is the managing shareholder of RW&G's San Francisco office. He is a member of the American, California, San Francisco and Marin County Bar Associations. Mr. Stepanicich is the President of the City Attorneys' Department of the League of California Cities and is on the Board of Directors of the California City Management Foundation. Mr. Stepanicich is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.


A.B., Highest Honors, University of California, Riverside, 1973
J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1977

Practice Areas

Community Choice Aggregation
Land Use
Planning, Zoning and Subdivision Map Act
Public Agency and Municipal Law
Taxes & Fees
Telecommunications and Cable Television Regulation