De LAY & LAREDO

Attorneys at Law

Pacific Grove, California 93950

(831) 646-1502

Fax (831) 646-0377

dave@laredolaw.net

Partners: 

 

Paul R. De Lay         

David C. Laredo                                                                                                                                                                        

Associates:

Heidi A. Quinn

Frances M. Farina, of Counsel

 

De Lay & Laredo - Founded in 1981

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. 

   

    EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

    De Lay & Laredo attorneys regularly provide classes and training courses in both an academic and         continuing educational contexts.  Recent seminars include:

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES: 

Paul R. De LayCalifornia 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.     

 

Heidi A. Quinn - California State Bar #180880

Heidi Quinn has practiced law since 1995.  Before joining De Lay & Laredo, Ms. Quinn previously worked as an associate for Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley and for Wise & Sheppard (now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips).  She has experience in adoptions, employment law, business litigation, and select areas of insurance coverage and defense. 

Ms. Quinn has handled matters involving construction defects and intellectual property.  She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts.  Ms. Quinn is a graduate of San Diego State University (B.A., Emphasis in Education) and Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D.), graduating in the top-third of her class.  She served as a clerk with the Superior Court for Santa Clara County.



Frances M. Farina  - California State Bar #185035

Fran Farina has been associated with De Lay & Laredo since 2003.  Ms. Farina is an experienced attorney, having been admitted to practice law in Florida (Bar #259497) and before the United States Supreme Court, Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Northern District of California.  Ms. Farina is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  (B.A., Major in History) and Nova University Law School (J.D.) FL graduating in the top fifth of her class. 

Ms. Farina has served as Faculty Panel Member, Continuing Legal Education International California Water Law Conference (April 1997) on the topic of “Groundwater Problems and Resolutions” and is an Adjunct Professor at Monterey College of Law.  Ms. Farina served four years as an elected director (one year as its Chair) for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (1991 - 1995), and as its appointed General Manager 2003 to 2004.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

            Pacific Grove Office:

 

                606 Forest Avenue

        Pacific Grove, California 93950

                      (831) 646-1502

                    Fax (831) 646-0377

 

                    dave@laredolaw.net