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The Law Offices Of Quintanilla & Associates specializes in all aspects of public agency law.

The Law Offices of Quintanilla & Associates (“Q&A”) was founded by Steven B. Quintanilla, who has been representing cities, redevelopment agencies, special districts, joint powers agencies, community services districts and non-profit organizations for nearly 30 years.

​Q&A specializes in all aspects of public agency law, which includes without limitation, ethics, contracts, land use planning, environmental, code enforcement, real estate, public works construction projects, personnel, labor relations, taxes, assessments and fees, municipal finance and litigation. In addition, the firm has particular expertise in the areas of regulating sexually oriented businesses, medical marijuana facilities and mobile home parks, and implementing and administering effective and cost-efficient code enforcement programs.

Steven B. Quintanilla

​​Q&A has six attorneys, special counsel, a contract paralegal, and two support staff members. We have an excellent reputation for providing timely, sound and practical legal advice. We listen closely to each client to assess the client’s needs, goals and objectives and we limit our advice and opinions to legal issues intended to assist the clients with achieving their goals and objectives, in the most sound and efficient manner, within the framework of the highest ethical standards applicable to the public decision-making process.

Q&A is very dedicated to providing its legal services in an environmentally-friendly manner, meaning that we utilize the best available computer and communication technologies to perform as much of our work as possible to avoid wasting paper and energy, while making certain the client’s needs are still fully met. We are also dedicated to providing our legal services in the most cost-effective manner by not charging clients for attorney or staff time associated with most traveling, word processing, faxing, calendaring meetings, etc. Instead, the client is charged only for actual legal services. We believe this is both fair and ethical, particularly when tax dollars are used to pay for the client’s legal expenses.

​Finally, although we are kept very busy with our major municipal and special district clients, we always reserve time to provide legal services on a pro bono basis for selected non-profit organizations that serve the communities we represent. “Giving back to the communities we serve” is not an empty cliché at Q&A. We really do what we believe in through providing pro bono legal services, providing financial support, aiding in fundraising efforts and even providing physical labor to those non-profit (tax-exempt) organizations that provide needed services in the communities we represent. We do this just because of Q&A’s sincere and genuine belief that "The Noblest Motive is the Public Good” which is engraved in stone on the County Administration building in San Diego, which is Mr. Quintanilla’s hometown.

The Team

Steven B. Quintanilla

Founder / Attorney at Law

Lisa Weaver-Nowak

Attorney at Law

Colin D. Kirkpatrick

Attorney at Law

Michael R. Cobden

Attorney at Law

Daniel Trevino II

Attorney at Law

Gulan Tahir

Attorney at Law

Jacob Gill


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