Adam Marangell

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).  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.

In 2005, Mr. Marangell was appointed as a Special Master by the State Bar of California, pursuant to Penal Code §1524, serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 

In 2006, Mr. Marangell became General Counsel to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Professional Association, a union comprising over 1,300 Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs.

Mr. Marangell has served as a PORAC (Peace Officers Research Association of California) Legal Defense Fund panel attorney representing police unions and police officers from all over Southern California.  He also served as a LAPPL (Los Angeles Police Protective League) panel attorney for the LAPD.  Mr. Marangell has also privately represented numerous police officers from various departments, including the California Highway Patrol for whom he has successfully litigated multiple termination appeals before the California State Personnel Board in Sacramento.

In his representation of police unions, Mr. Marangell has personally negotiated labor contracts, defended officers against civil suits in both State and Federal Court, defended officers in internal affairs investigations, shooting reviews and represented officers in termination proceedings. He also frequently served as plaintiff’s counsel for officers in a variety of civil claims such as POBAR violations, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation and labor law violations. 

Mr. Marangell regularly gives his time pro bono, assisting people who cannot afford legal representation and also serves as a volunteer “Big” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.