Ms. Mizrahi currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Desert Hot Springs, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Rancho Mirage and Deputy Counsel for several of the firm’s public agency clients. She also currently serves as Planning Commission counsel for the cities of Desert Hot Springs and Rancho Mirage.
Ms. Mizrahi joined Q&A in 2015, after working with Mr. Quintanilla for nine years at the firm of Green, de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla (GdQ), where she served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Cathedral City, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Victorville, and Deputy General Counsel for the Southern California Logistics Airport Authority, Glendale Oversight Board, the Victorville Water District, and the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority. Prior to joining GdQ, Ms. Mizrahi was employed with Beltran & Medina, where she represented the City of Lynwood and a Water Replenishment District, as Deputy Legal Counsel.
During the course of representing public entities for nearly 15 years, Ms. Mizrahi has acquired an extensive amount of experience in many facets of municipal law such as, but not limited to, land use planning, environmental analysis, annexation proceedings, development agreement negotiations, public works construction contract preparation, prevailing wage compliance, eminent domain actions, and sales and property tax measures. Ms. Mizrahi is also very familiar with the Ralph M. Brown Act (open meetings), the Public Records Act (freedom of information), and the Political Reform Act (conflicts of interest), and she routinely conducts the mandatory AB 1234 ethics training for several public agencies.
Ms. Mizrahi was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 2003. Ms. Mizrahi received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law (http://www.swlaw.edu), and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies/Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated with honors. Ms. Mizrahi also attended the University of Madrid, Complutense, where she studied international political economy.
Ms. Mizrahi is currently a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Desert Bar Association and the Southwestern Alumni Association. Ms. Mizrahi is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court, District 7, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and she is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.