Significant Appellate Representations
Alena Shamos


(as of January 2021)

 

California Supreme Court

Boling, et. al. v. Public Employment Relations Board (2018) 5 Cal.5th 898 (initiative rights in the context of municipal labor relations)

Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System (2019) 6 Cal.5th 965 (pension contracts, counsel for amicus)

The Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego  v. Drager, et al., Case No.
S264333 (post-redevelopment enforceable obligations (review denied, October 28, 2020))

City of San Marcos v. California Public Utilities Commission (San Diego Gas & Electric Company), Case No. S266969 (CEQA challenge to Commission decision (pending))

 

Court of Appeal for Third Appellate District

Department of Finance et al. v. Commission on State Mandates, DCA Case No. C092139 (stormwater mandates (pending))

The Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego  v. Drager, et al., DCA Case No. C083811 (post-redevelopment enforceable obligations (unpublished, Aug. 25, 2020))

 

Court of Appeal for Fourth Appellate District, Division One (San Diego)

Moore v. City of Lemon Grove (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 363 (Proposition 218 sewer rate challenge)

City of El Centro v. Lanier (2016) 245 Cal.App.4th 1494 (charter city home rule)

Endangered Habitats League, Inc. v. City of San Marcos et al., DCA Case No. D072404 (mandatory trial date request in CEQA case (unpublished, May 3, 2018))

Boling, et. al. v. Public Employment Relations Board (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 853, and on remand, Boling, et. al. v. Public Employment Relations Board (2019) 33 Cal.App.5th 376 (initiative rights in labor relations context))

Court of Appeal for Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (Santa Ana)

 

City of El Cajon v. San Diego County LAFCO, DCA Case No. G041793 (upheld challenge to denial of island annexation (unpublished, Aug. 11, 2010))

City of El Cajon v. San Diego County LAFCO, DCA Case No. G045021 (upheld denial of attorneys’ fees to city in island annexation dispute (unpublished, Mar. 28, 2012))

 

Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District

People, ex rel. v. City of San Jose et al.; Constant, et al., DCA Case No. CV245503 (quo warranto action regarding initiative (unpublished, May 9, 2018))