Adam Marangell's Biography
Mr. Marangell has been General Counsel to LASPA since 2006. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine (B.A. 1992) and Western State University College of Law (J.D. 1996) and 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 has previously served as a PORAC (Peace Officers Research Association of California) Legal Defense Fund and LAPPL (Los Angeles Police Protective League) panel attorney. He 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. Mr. Marangell has personally negotiated police union labor contracts, defended officers against civil suits in both State and Federal Court, and defended officers in internal affairs investigations, shooting reviews and termination proceedings. He now frequently serves as plaintiff’s counsel for officers prosecuting a variety of civil claims such as POBAR violations, personal injury, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and labor law violations.
In addition, since 2005, Mr. Marangell has served as a Special Master, appointed by the State Bar of California, serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Mr. Marangell regularly gives his time pro bono, assisting people who cannot afford legal representation. He is also a “Big Brother” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County since 1998.