Steven L. Flower is a shareholder in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Flower serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Brea and Rancho Cucamonga.
In addition to representing public agencies across a wide range of government law and land
use matters, Mr. Flower regularly advises
cities on telecommunications matters, including cable television franchising, local wireless telecommunications regulations, and cell site leasing. He has additional transactional and litigation experience in CEQA, First Amendment, public works, and fair housing; including a published opinion in Putnam Family Partnership v. City of Yucaipa, 673 F.3d 920 (9th Cir. 2012), which vindicated the right of cities to create senior housing zones consistent with the Federal Fair Housing Act.
Mr. Flower is currently serving a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the Orange County City Attorney's Association (OCCAA). Mr. Flower is also active in the League of California Cities. He previously served on the City Attorney Department's Brown Act Committee and the League committee that edited the latest edition of Practicing Ethics: A Handbook for Municipal Lawyers.
Mr. Flower obtained his law degree from the University of Southern California Law School. During law school he served as Executive Notes Editor of the Southern California Law Review.
Mr. Flower is the author of "Suspicious Minds: The Federal Telecommunications Act Converges with the Doctrine of Prior Restraints in the Ninth Circuit," 3 Public Law Journal 1 (Fall 2007), and "Toward Correcting the Misapplication of Subrogation in California Healthcare," 77 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1039 (2004).