Roxanne M. Diaz is a shareholder in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Ms. Diaz has almost twenty years of experience in local government law.
Ms. Diaz is the City Attorney for the Cities of Hidden Hills, Indio, and Norwalk. She has also served as City Attorney for the City of Manhattan Beach. Ms. Diaz is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mexican-American Bar Association, Latina Lawyers Association and the Westside Urban Forum.
Ms. Diaz advises public clients on public law and land use issues, CEQA, the Brown Act, conflicts of interest and ethics, and the Public Records Act. She also specializes in issues of housing and community care facilities. Ms. Diaz has been a frequent speaker on ethics and local government fundamentals. She has been a presenter on various topics for the City Clerks Association of California, Independent Cities Association, California Contract Cities Association, the CCAPA Conference, the Planning Directors Association of Orange County, the California League of Cities, and the County Counsels Association of California.
At Hastings College of Law, Ms. Diaz served on the staff of the Hastings Women's Law Journal. In 1994 she was the Managing Editor. She was an extern to the Honorable Thomas E. Carlson, Chief Justice of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in 1995.
Ms. Diaz is a member of the 2015 California Special Districts Association Professional Development Committee. She is past president of the City Attorney Association of Los Angeles County and previously served a two-year term on the League of Cities Legal Advocacy Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for The John Thomas Dye School, which is located in Los Angeles.