• Home
  • Tony LoPresti

Tony LoPresti

Assistant County Counsel 

Tony LoPresti joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2018.  He is a member of both the Social Justice and Impact Litigation Section and the General Government Section, and advises the Parks and Recreation Department and Office of Supportive Housing.  

Before joining the office, Tony practiced environmental, labor, and employment law at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a public interest firm based in San Francisco, and served as a law clerk to Judge Roger L. Gregory on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Judge Richard A. Paez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to law school, Tony served as a policy advocate and campaign director at Environmental Health Coalition, an environmental justice organization active in the San Diego / Tijuana border region.

Tony's professional expertise includes:

  • Environmental law
  • Labor and employment law
  • Litigation


  • U.C. Berkeley School of Law, J.D., ​Order of the Coif, 2012
    • Eleanor Swift Award for Public Service
    • Sandals Fellowship for Environmental Leadership
    • Coblentz Land Use Fellow
  • U.C. Santa Cruz, B.A., Latin American Latino Studies, Highest Honors, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Board Member, California  Rural Legal Assistance (2015-present)

Prior Experience

  • Associate at Altshuler Berzon, LLP (2016-2018)
  • Litigation Fellow at Altshuler Berzon / Natural Resources Defense Council (2014-2016)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2013-2014)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2012-2013)
  • Campaign Director / Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition (2005-2009)
  • Research Associate, Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community (2003-2005)

©2020 County of Santa Clara. All rights reserved.