Overview

Jeff Frey handles a variety of public sector issues, including those dealing with facilities and construction, school/developer fees, public contracts, conflicts of interest, the Brown Act, Public Records Act requests, and charter school matters. A member of the firm’s civil litigation team, he has successfully advocated for and defended school districts and other public agencies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Frey worked as a civil litigation attorney, handled investigatory and administrative matters for school districts, and served as general counsel to school districts.

During law school, Mr. Frey gained experience as a law clerk in multiple areas of the law, including tax, environmental, criminal, and immigration law.

Honors & Recognitions

Mr. Frey was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both 2014 and 2015. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Representative Matters

  • Defeated a subcontractor on behalf of a water district in lawsuit alleging breach of contract.
  • Successfully lobbied a city to correct the way city calculated square footage for purposes of school district developer fees.
  • Successfully defended school district’s free speech/right to petition whether city was complying with laws against developer’s allegations of interference with contractual and economic rights.
  • Successfully defended school district against allegations that school district did not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Successfully defended water district against allegations that water district improperly required property owner to construct a fire hydrant for public safety.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Frey presents on a variety of public sector issues before the governing boards of public agencies. In addition, he has spoken at and led workshops throughout the state for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), an industry group that educates school district employees and promotes, develops, and supports state and local funding for K-12 construction.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member

Education

J.D., Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Admissions

  • 2010, California
    U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of California
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