Ms. Farrell is a member of the firm's Government & Regulatory Law Section, where she specializes in a wide range of litigation and transactional matters relating to both municipal governments and school districts.
Ms. Farrell currently serves as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Dana Point and Twentynine Palms. In this role, she regularly attends both planning commission meetings and city council meetings and advises these cities on a host of legal issues ranging from the Brown Act to the California Environmental Quality Act. In addition, Ms. Farrell has also successfully handled numerous complex litigation matters on behalf of cities. These cases include litigation relating to medical marijuana dispensaries, the scope and jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission, the dissolution of redevelopment agencies post AB 1x26, housing element law, and property tax allocations. She regularly handles cases before the California Court of Appeal, and in 2011, appeared before the California Supreme Court in a case involving the proper method by which to appeal a city council issued legislative subpoena.
Ms. Farrell received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with honors, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in 2003. She then attended Chapman University School of Law where she received her J.D. magna cum laude in 2007. While in law school, Ms. Farrell was a Judicial Extern for Justice O'Leary on the Court of Appeal--4th District, Division 3, and served as an Articles Editor for the Chapman Law Review.
Ms. Farrell is a member of the State Bar of California.
Areas of Expertise
- Litigation & Transactional Matters
- Education Law
- Municipal & Government Agency Law