The firm of De Lay & Laredo specializes in providing legal counsel to public and non-profit agencies. David C. Laredo serves as contract City Attorney for the City of Pacific Grove, and as General Counsel and Special Counsel to other local agencies and special districts, including Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, Monterey-Salinas Transit District and Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District. Fran Farina serves as General Counsel to the Goleta Water District. The firm further provides general counsel services to non-profit agencies such as Kinship Center, Inc., and Interim, Inc.
Select representation of private clients is offered in rare circumstances, particularly in the field of adoptions and parental/foster care rights.
De Lay & Laredo attorneys regularly provide classes and training courses in both an academic and continuing educational contexts. Recent seminars include:
AB 1234 (Ethics & Brown Act) Training - De Lay & Laredo attorneys regularly conduct certified AB 1234 (Gov. C. 53235) sessions in compliance with FPPC regulations. Sessions range from an intimate group of 5 to as large as 50 attendees.
- CEQA Training - Firm members regularly conduct orientation sessions for the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Sec. 21000). Seminars can either provide an overview for policy makers, or be focused to facilitate substantive technical discussions for implementing staff.
Paul R. De Lay – California State Bar #36695
Paul R. De Lay is a founding partner of De Lay & Laredo, specializing in public agency and education law. Mr. De Lay is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University Law School. He has been admitted to practice before before the District of Columbia, and the following courts: California Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Northern District, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Before forming the firm of De Lay & Laredo, Mr. De Lay served as County Counsel for the County of Monterey, as Deputy District Attorney in Monterey County, and for the U.S. Naval Judge Advocate General Corps. Mr. De Lay currenlty devotes much of his time to pro-bono service for charitable, non-profit, and religious organizations.
Mr. De Lay has served for 15 years on the Del Monte Forest Land Use Advisory Committee, as chairman for 11 years, and 35 years as a parish and finance council member, St. Angela Merici Church, Pacific Grove.
David C. Laredo - California State Bar #66532
David C. Laredo is a founding partner for De Lay & Laredo, and has served as its managing partner since 1987. Mr. Laredo specializes in representing public agencies and non-profit agencies, and has extensive experience in water law, public utilities law and adoptions law.
Mr. Laredo is a graduate of Southwestern University, School of Law (J.D.), University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. -English) and London School of Economics, Directors Leadership Institute. He has been admitted to practice before the following courts: California Supreme Court, United States Court of Military Appeals, United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Northern District, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Before forming the firm of De Lay & Laredo, Mr. Laredo served as Deputy County Counsel for the County of Monterey, and as the Staff Judge Advocate assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School, U.S. Naval Judge Advocate General Corps. Mr. Laredo has teaching experience at the following institutions: Monterey College of Law, Monterey Peninsula College and San Jose State University, Graduate School of Engineering.
Mr. Laredo has served for many years on the Monterey Credit Union Board of Directors, the Kinship Center Board of Directors, Scoutmaster for B.S.A. Troop 90 (Pacific Grove, CA), and on the Board of Directors for the Monterey Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Laredo has published the following articles: Avoid Consensus Killers, The CEO/Board Bond, Consensus is the Key and Taking 'Charge' of Board Committees. He has been listed in the following publications: Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in California, Who's Who in the West.