rwgKevin G. Enniss
Kevin G. EnnisShareholderLos Angeles







Kevin G. Ennis is a shareholder and former chair of the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Ennis advises a broad range of public agencies in the areas of general municipal law, land use, subdivision, conflicts of interest, and meeting procedures. Mr. Ennis serves as the City Attorney for the Cities of Calimesa (2007-present) and Moorpark (2012-present), and General Counsel for the Palos Verdes Library District (1995-present). He also serves as special counsel to a variety of public and private entities throughout California in land use, CEQA, conflicts of interest and other matters. Over the years, Mr. Ennis has served as City Attorney for the City of Artesia (1997-2016), Assistant City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney for Beverly Hills (1987-1990), Artesia (1989-1997), Rolling Hills (1989-1999), Palmdale (1991-1999), Cudahy (1993-1995), and Rancho Cucamonga (1998-2008).

Mr. Ennis has participated in numerous seminars for public officials and lawyers on such topics as Admission Taxes (City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County - 1987), mansionization (League of California Cities - 1989), advanced issues involving the Subdivision Map Act (UCLA Extension - 1992-2010), and legal issues involving neighborhood traffic controls (UCLA Extension - 1996, League of California Cities - 1997, and San Diego Traffic Council - 2002). He is among the state's experts in the Subdivision Map Act, Political Reform Act, other conflict of interest statutes, and traffic control laws. He is a past President of the State and Local Government Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, a past President of the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, and former Alumnus Trustee of Claremont McKenna College. He is also a past member of the League of California Cities' committees on Housing Community and Economic Development and the Municipal Law Handbook.


B.A., cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 1982
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1985

Practice Areas

Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest and Ethics
Land Use, Planning
CEQA and Subdivision Map Act
Public Agency and Municipal Law
Transportation, Aviation - Airport Law