Maribel Medina

Maribel S. Medina


Maribel S. Medina has focused her entire twenty-year career to representing public entities.  She has advised in many different areas of law due to her roles as General Counsel for educational entities throughout the state.

She served as special counsel to the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the country.  She advised the Board of Education on all aspects related to administering a $7.4 billion operating budget and a $19 billion school bond construction program, including environmental and public contracting issues. Ms. Medina served as chief legal advisor for the San Francisco Unified School District.  As chief labor negotiator for SFUSD and special counsel to LAUSD, Ms. Medina advised both elected bodies and staff on project labor agreements related to multi-billion, and multi-million-dollar bond projects.

Politically charged, complicated legal theories and messy facts characterize the most critical cases Ms. Medina has handled.  She has been lead counsel on civil litigation matters involving public corruption.  Ms. Medina has initiated several lawsuits that significantly and positively changed the manner in which our public entity clients operate.  She is an experienced civil litigator, from pre-litigation investigations and negotiations through trial.

The Daily Journal has recognized Ms. Medina as a “Top 20 Under 40” attorney in California.  She ahs also been selected as one of the Southern California’s Super Lawyers, the “Latina Lawyer of the Year” from the Hispanic National Bar Association and the “Benito Juarez Lawyer of the Year” from the Mexican American Bar Association.


J.D., Berkeley Law (1995)
M.P.A, Harvard University (1994)
B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1991)