Aleks R. Giragosian(213) 542-5734

 Aleks is Senior Counsel to the firm, a member of the municipal practice group, and resident in our Pasadena office.

He serves as City Attorney to the City of Sierra Madre. As a public agency attorney, Aleks is skilled in the Brown Act, Public Records Act, and conflict of interest laws. He specializes in housing, land use, and election law.

Aleks is passionate about teaching. He’s spoken at a number of conferences, including at the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference and Planning Commissioners’ Academy. He also presented as part of Cal Cities’ Legal Practicum: Housing Series. His classes cover a diverse range of subjects, from processing residential development applications to AB 1234 Ethics Training to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

His practice is not limited to municipalities. Aleks’ other titles include:

  • General Counsel to the Camarillo Health Care District
  • General Counsel to the Montecito Sanitary District
  • General Counsel to the Burbank Hospitality Association
  • General Counsel to the Downtown Burbank Partnership
  • Assistant General Counsel to the San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission.

His broad practice area and the diversity of his clients allows him to navigate the complex legal and political landscape of local public agencies.


J.D., 2015, University of California, Los Angeles
M.P.P., 2015, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., cum laude 2010, University of California, Irvine

Experience Prior to Joining the Firm:

Aleks previously served as a Legal Fellow in the Glendale City Attorney’s Office, where he practiced civil litigation, general municipal law, and prosecuted misdemeanor violations of the Glendale Municipal Code.

While in law school, Aleks worked for a number of state and local agencies, including the California Attorney General, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

Aleks graduated from UCLA with a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Public Policy, earning the school’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Aleks also received the Dukakis Fellowship and the Leadership in Sustainability Certificate awarded by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Practice Areas:

  • Municipal Advisory
  • California Public Records Act
  • Brown Act
  • Employment Law
  • Conflict of Interest Laws
  • Land Use / CEQA / Housing
  • Election Law / Districting
  • Employment Law
  • Local Hospital District Law
  • Sanitary District Act of 1923
  • Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994


  • Recipient, Armenian Bar Association’s “20 Under 40 Rising Stars” (2022)