City Attorney

Aleshire and Wynder, LLP - Dave Aleshire

Mr. Aleshire has been practicing municipal law, environmental, redevelopment, franchising, municipal, and zoning and land use law since graduating from UCLA with a J.D. in 1975 and M.A. in urban planning in 1976. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. in 1972. He has been AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating process, which reflects the highest level of skill and integrity. He was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mr. Aleshire’s life-long devotion to public service has been the result of his efforts to emulate his father, a city manager for 35 years for seven different cities.

Mr. Aleshire has served as City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney for 14 different cities, including Banning, Bell, Palm Springs, Irvine, Cerritos, Norwalk, Signal Hill, San Dimas, Lawndale, Irwindale, San Jacinto, Suisun City, Perris, the County of Los Angeles and now the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. He has had long stints as City Attorney at Palm Springs (15 years), Lawndale (17 years), and Irwindale (10 years). He has been City Attorney of Signal Hill since 1985, Banning since 2008, and Bell since 2011. Cumulatively he has over 60 years of city attorney service.

Mr. Aleshire has continued to specialize in redevelopment and housing law. In his early years, he represented the redevelopment or housing agencies of the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City, Monterey Park, Cerritos, and the County of Los Angeles. In the last decade, his work has been primarily with the agencies of Signal Hill, Palm Springs, Irwindale, Carson, Bell, and Bakersfield.