Thais P. Alves
Thais is an associate with Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley’s municipal advisory practice group and resident in our Pasadena office. She provides a wide range of support for our municipal clients in such topics as employment and labor, open meetings and records, conflicts of interest, and land use. She is Assistant City Attorney of Sierra Madre, Deputy City Attorney of Barstow, Calabasas, and Ojai, and Assistant General Counsel of Eco-Rapid Transit.
Before joining the Firm, Thais was a fellow and then a staff attorney at California Women’s Law Center. There, she engaged in impact litigation and policy advocacy on behalf of women.
Thais obtained her JD from UCLA Law and graduated summa cum laude from University of California, Irvine, with a BA in History.
In law school, Thais interned at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and at the Public Law Center. She also externed at the California Office of the Attorney General and the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center at UCLA, gaining exposure to a variety of public law topics.