Andrew Turner, a partner with the firm since 1991, practices municipal, real estate, water, employment and business law, with an emphasis in civil litigation. He is well known for his expertise in advising business owners and operators on day-to-day matters including employment issues, contracts and regulatory compliance.
Andy has extensive experience representing retail urban water purveyors of all types in Southern California, ranging from providing immediate response to the many issues they encounter daily, to handling complex litigation and public works construction matters. His accomplishments include representation as Amicus Curiae in a major dispute between two public agencies over the cost of relocating underground pipelines, which led the Court of Appeals to a favorable resolution for California water purveyors.
Recognized statewide as an expert in matters involving mutual water companies, Andy has been deeply involved in recent legislation affecting these organizations. He and partner Jim Ciampa have headed up the lobbying effort on a number of bills that could have adversely impacted how water companies operate. They also were instrumental in founding the California Association of Mutual Water Companies, an organization created to bring together the diverse interests of water companies throughout the State, and to advocate and educate on their behalf.
A proud Banana Slug, Andy received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his J.D. from the USC Law Center, where he was a member of the Major Tax Planning Journal and the Computer/Law Journal. He is an active leader in Boy Scouts and a member of the California State Bar, and the Pasadena and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.