Members of the Firm
PETER L. WALLIN, admitted to practice, 1968. Education: University of California - Berkeley, B.S., 1962; Boalt School of Law - Berkeley, J.D., 1967. Practice Emphasis: Municipal and Real Estate Law. Currently City Attorney for the City of Gardena and General Counsel to the Successor Agencies of the Cities of La Verne and San Gabriel. Formerly City Attorney (2005-2007) and Redevelopment Agency Counsel (1976-2007) for the City of Rosemead and City Attorney and Agency Counsel for the City of Bell Gardens (1976 - 1992). Specialities include housing and real estate development (developer/agency representation); governmental acquisitions and eminent domain litigation.
ROBERT L. KRESS, admitted to practice, 1972. Education: University of California - Santa Barbara, B.A., 1969; University of California - Los Angeles, J.D., 1972. Practice Emphasis: Municipal law (City Attorney - City of San Gabriel, 1989 - Present; City of La Verne, 1990 - Present; City Attorney, City of Rosemead, 1979 - 2005).
CARY S. REISMAN, admitted to practice, 1973. Education: University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, B.S., 1970; University of Illinois College of Law - Champaign-Urbana, J.D., 1973. Currently City Attorney for the Cities of Bradbury and Los Alamitos; Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Gardena, La Verne and San Gabriel; City Prosecutor for Bradury, La Verne and San Gabriel; and Police Department Attorney for Gardena, La Verne, Los Alamitos and San Gabriel. Have also represented the Cities of Maywood, Bell Gardens and Rosemead in various capacities, including City Attorney (Maywood 1982-1997, 2004-2006), Assistant City Attorney and City Prosecutor. Practice Emphasis: Municipal law and Real Property law, including trial and appellate counseling and litigation (land use, environmental, recycling, telecommunications and personnel); Corporate and Litigation Counsel for non-profit housing providers (Personnel, Real property, landlord-tenant and relocation issues) and for a mutual water company.
LISA E. KRANITZ, admitted to practice, 1985. Education: College - UCLA, B.A., 1982; Law School - University of Southern California, J.D. 1985. Specializes in land use and CEQA matters for the public and private sectors - both counseling and litigation. Currently Assistant City Attorney for Cities of Gardena, La Verne, and Los Alamitos and Deputy City Attorney for San Gabriel. Have served as: General Counsel for The Center for Water Education (a non-profit, public benefit corporation subject to the Brown Act, Public Records Act and Political Reform Act) (2002-2008); City Attorney of Gardena (1995 - 2001); assistant city attorney and special counsel for a number of other cities throughout California.