Adam Marangell's Biography
Mr. Marangell has been General Counsel to LASPA since 2006. Mr. Marangell graduated from the University of California, Irvine (B.A. 1992) and Western State University College of Law (J.D. 1996). Mr. Marangell sat for the Bar examination in February 1997 and passed on his first attempt (the pass rate for that examination was 49%). He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Mr. Marangell began his law career with The Petersen Law Firm (later Jackson Tidus) where he represented the police unions of Huntington Beach, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Laguna Beach, Westminster, Maywood, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, South Gate, and several others. He served as a panel attorney for the LAPD and defense counsel for the Peace Officers Research Association of California. In private practice, he has also represented numerous officers from the California Highway Patrol, including several successful termination appeals to the California State Personnel Board in Sacramento. Mr. Marangell has personally negotiated labor contracts for several police unions, defended officers in civil suits in both State and Federal court, defended officers in internal affairs investigations, and represented officers in termination proceedings. He also frequently served as plaintiff’s counsel for officers in a variety of civil claims such as wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and labor law violations. In 2005, Mr. Marangell was appointed as a Special Master by the State Bar of California, pursuant to Penal Code section 1524, serving Los Angeles and Orange counties. Mr. Marangell regularly gives his time pro bono, assisting people who cannot afford legal representation. He also serves as a volunteer “Big” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.