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Richard L. Adams II

Richard L. Adams II


Richard L. Adams II is a Partner at the Law Offices of Jones Mayer. Mr. Adams is currently serving as the City Attorney for the City of Grand Terrace, he is the assistant City Attorney in the City of Whittier and a deputy city attorney for a number of other cities represented by the firm. Mr. Adams has extensive experience in all areas of public agency law practice, including land use matters, personnel issues, telecommunication law, election law, public contract law, public safety issues, collective bargaining and general administrative litigation.

He has served for many years as the legal counsel to numerous planning commissions and has handled numerous city council and planning commission meetings. He has experience in a variety of land use. CEQA and Brown Act issues. Additionally, He has assisted on a number of redevelopment transactions and has a diverse background in a variety of public agency contract matters.

Mr. Adams has conducted workshops for a number of clients on such matters as AB 1234 Ethics Training, Brown Act compliance, disciplinary procedures, conflicts of interest and drafting of ordinances and resolutions.

Mr. Adams has addressed issues of cable television performance and franchise compliance. He has successfully negotiated new franchises and/or transfer agreements for numerous cities. Additionally, Mr. Adams has provided legal counsel to the utility service and public works departments on a variety of transactional bid procedure and interagency relations matters. Mr. Adams was admitted to the bar on December 6, 1977 and entered into the private practice of law. In 1989 his private practice transitioned into public agency law when he became a deputy city attorney for the City of Pomona. On November 1, 2007. Mr. Adams joined the law firm of Jones and Mayer. Mr. Adams has just completed 12 years of service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Montebello Unified School District, having first been elected to that position in 1995. He has served three times as President of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Adams is very active in the community and has received various community service awards from the YMCA, Montebello Chamber of Commerce and Montebello Rotary Club.


  • J.D., University of West Los Angeles, School of Law (1977)
  • B.A., California State University at Los Angeles (1972)


  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court
  • Central District of California

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • Transactional Law
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Employment Law