Patrick K. BobkoShareholderLos Angeles







Patrick "Kit" Bobko is a Shareholder in the Litigation Department and the Appellate Practice Group at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Bobko has extensive experience litigating civil cases before federal and state courts as well as before state and local administrative agencies.

Mr. Bobko is the City Attorney for the City of Buena Park. He has also represented cities, police departments, water districts, and other public entities throughout California. He has handled election contests, contract disputes, public and private land use cases, and civil rights actions in both the state and federal courts. Mr. Bobko has extensive experience in First Amendment cases and has been at the forefront of the "medical marijuana" litigation on behalf of cities and local governments.

Mr. Bobko served his community as a member of the Hermosa Beach City Council from June 2006 through November 2013, serving twice as his City's Mayor. Mr. Bobko was a candidate for Congress in 2011. Prior to his legal career Mr. Bobko was a Captain in the United States Air Force.


B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1991
M.A., Philosophy, University of South Carolina, 1997
J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2000

Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Public Agency and Municipal Law Litigation