Lizanne Reynolds

Deputy County Counsel

Lizanne Reynolds joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2000 2000 and works in the General Government section.  Her practice focuses on land use and environmental law and public finance.  She also handles a wide variety of other general government matters, including drafting ordinances, resolutions and legislative proposals.  Lizanne has successfully briefed and argued several appellate cases, including two cases before the California Supreme Court.  She has also authored two appellate amicus briefs on behalf of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities.

Lizanne’s professional expertise includes:

  • Land Use
  • Environmental Law (e.g., CEQA, endangered species)
  • Finance
  • Redevelopment Agency dissolution and related litigation
  • Boards and Commissions


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, May 1993
    • Hastings Law Journal
    • American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure and Contracts
  • Purdue University, B.S., with highest distinction (Management), 1986

Prior Experience

  • Associate at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe (1993-1995)
  • Associate at Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo (1995-2000)
  • Various finance and accounting positions with The Proctor & Gamble Company (1986-1989)

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