Jeff Hoskinson has dedicated his career to serving public agencies. His expertise includes more than two decades of serving water districts, school districts, county education offices, and joint powers agencies. He holds the position of general counsel for the East Orange County Water District, Joshua Basin Water District, and Santa Ynez Community Services District. Additionally, he shares the role of General Counsel with Murphys Sanitary District and serves as pro-bono counsel to the Orange County Water Association. He also assists several other water districts as an assistant general counsel, including Mesa Water District.

Mr. Hoskinson’s experience covers a broad spectrum of matters. He has dealt with by-division voting conversion, election redistricting, water rates and conservation, land and site acquisition, eminent domain, and environmental issues including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). His proficiency extends to public works construction, construction contracting, bonding and insurance, surplus properties and asset management, redevelopment, and water rights. He is also well-versed in general governance matters such as the Brown Act and the Public Records Act, for which he has made numerous presentations for the California Special Districts Association (“CSDA”).

Before joining the firm, Mr. Hoskinson honed his skills as an appellate prosecutor with the Office of the California Attorney General in Los Angeles, where he primarily argued cases before the Second District of the California Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Alerts & Articles

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • California Special Districts Association
  • Orange County Water Association


J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 2000, California
    Supreme Court of California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of California
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