Alena Shamos

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Shamos, Alena

Address: 960 Canterbury Place, Suite 300
Escondido, California 92025
Telephone: 760-743-1226 x109
Fax: 760-746-9926
Legal Assistant: Margie Ortega — x 123

Publications: New Rules on Demurring and Conferring in 2016Ruling Maintains Funding of Essential Services

Ms. Shamos joined Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak LLP in 2004. Her civil litigation practice includes municipal litigation, election law, redevelopment dissolution, California Public Records Act litigation, environmental litigation (CEQA and NEPA), Government Tort Liability, constitutional challenges, writ practice, appellate practice, real estate and business litigation, partition and quiet title actions, unlawful detainer, contract disputes, tort disputes and construction defect litigation. Ms. Shamos represents government entities, businesses and individuals.

In 1997 Ms. Shamos earned a Bachelor of the Arts from San Diego State University in International Business. She received her Juris Doctor degree from University of San Diego School of Law in 2001 and was admitted to the California State Bar later that year. Ms. Shamos is an active member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California.

Ms. Shamos is a member of the State Bar’s Public Law Section as well as the Litigation and Appellate Law Sections of the San Diego County Bar Association. She also holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License since 2004 to facilitate her real estate litigation practice. Ms. Shamos is fluent in Russian and speaks Spanish.

Ms. Shamos participated as a reviewer for the 2016 and 2017 Editions of the California Municipal Law Handbook. Her recent publications include, “New Rules on Demurring and Conferring in 2016 (San Diego Attorney Journal and Orange County Attorney Journal, May 2016).

Published Appellate Opinions:

  • Moore v. City of Lemon Grove (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 363
  • Boling, et. al. v. Public Employment Relations Board (2017)10 Cal.App.5th 853

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