City of Corona City Attorney – Now In-House

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law

People are searching to find out about the City Attorney of the City of Corona.  While the person did not change, recently, the form of City Attorney changed from outside counsel to an in-house City Attorney and an in-house City Attorney’s Office.  The Press-Enterprise reported on December 31, 2012 that the City Attorney would be moving in-house.  The story says

The new legal team includes [Dean] Derleth, a separate full-time attorney, a part-time attorney, a paralegal and a clerk.

A search of the State Bar website shows three in-house attorneys with the City of Corona at the time of this posting, City Attorney Dean Derleth, John Higginbotham and Jamie Raymond.  All, prior to the creation of the in-house positions, were attorneys for Riverside municipal law firm Best Best & Krieger LLP.  When I was a contract neutral and unbiased hearing officer for the City of Colton on an as-needed basis from May 19, 2011 through June 30, 2012, Dean Dertleth was the City Attorney.  John Higginbotham was the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Colton representing City staff in the hearing.  I have never worked with Jamie Raymond in any capacity.

The information you obtain at this blog is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by reading or commenting on this blog. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

Address: 300 E. State St. #517
                   Redlands CA 92373-5235

About Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
Michael Reiter is a Redlands, California-based lawyer, serving San Bernardino County and Riverside County in Southern California's Inland Empire. Michael Reiter is a lawyer practicing in the following fields of law: Municipal Law, Code Enforcement Law, Small Business Law and Real Estate Law. Michael Reiter practices in all the local courts, including San Bernardino Superior Court, Riverside Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael Reiter was admitted to the California State Bar in 1998. Michael Reiter was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands, a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino, and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino. Michael Reiter serves all of San Bernardino and Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. Michael Reiter can be reached at (909) 296-6708, or by electronic mail at 300 E. State St. #517 Redlands CA 92373-5235

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