Francisco Leal Attorney

Francisco Leal

Partner

At Leal Trejo Mr. Leal lends his expertise largely to the firm’s public agency clientele, advising these entities on issues relating to the Brown Act, environmental liability and regulatory compliance, zoning, adult business regulation, cable television franchise renewals, election law, conflict of interest issues and personnel matters

Advocacy

Mr. Leal is a lobbyist registered with the California Secretary of State.  As such, he has developed a practice in legislative analysis and advocacy wherein the clients of Leal Trejo benefit from these services via the Legislative Advocacy Group.  As a lobbyist, he has represented various general law cities, water and air quality agencies, school districts and healthcare providers and funding for the construction of schools and infrastructure projects, zoning and transportation-related matters.

Additionally, Mr. Leal serves as the City Attorney for the city of Huntington Park and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Plaza de la Raza.

Previously

Mr. Leal has served as City Attorney for the cities of San Fernando, Commerce, Lynwood and South Pasadena.  He has also served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wherein he handled a variety of matters related to the enforcement of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).  Mr. Leal’s environmental expertise includes litigation cost recovery actions, negotiating settlements for the clean-up of contaminated property and preparing indemnification and clean-up cost-sharing agreements in connection with the purchase and sale of contaminated properties.

Mr. Leal is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California and the United States District Court, California Central District

Education

J.D. Harvard Law School (1986)
B.A. Yale University (1983)

Other Notables

Served as a Trustee for the Mexican American Bar Association
Served as a Board member for the Community Youth Gang Services Project
Served as a Board member for the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles
Member of the Yale Alumni Association