Town Attorney

Ms. Acevedo serves as Town Attorney for the Town of San Anselmo. Ms. Acevedo has significant experience advising and representing local municipalities. She has provided guidance to city officials and staff concerning a broad range of subjects, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), land use, and open meeting law requirements. In addition, Ms. Acevedo has represented public entities in litigation involving CEQA, public contract disputes, and eminent domain actions. Ms. Acevedo also litigated cases on behalf of the People of the State of California as a Deputy Attorney General for the California State Attorney General’s Office.

Ms. Acevedo received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2003 as part of the Public Interest Law and Policy Program. Before attending law school, Ms. Acevedo worked as a Program Assistant for a nonprofit environmental law firm. In 1995 Ms. Acevedo received her B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz with highest honors.
The Town Attorney’s client and the nature of the Town Attorney’s work is not well understood by the community-at-large. Many citizens believe that the Town Attorney serves as the attorney for the community rather than for a Municipal corporation. The Town Attorney is the attorney for the Town of San Anselmo, as an entity. Because of the nature of the Town Attorney’s role, we cannot represent or provide legal advice to individual citizens, groups or other entities. We are therefore unable to respond to individual requests for legal advice or representation.