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Cary S. Reisman

Cary S. Reisman

Of Counsel


Cary Reisman currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Bradbury. He also serves as a Deputy City Attorney for La Verne and Gardena, and represents several non-profit housing providers and TCAC partnerships, including serving as General Counsel and landlord-tenant attorney for West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation since 1989.

Mr. Reisman was a partner with the law firm of Wallin, Kress, Reisman & Kranitz, LLP from 1980-2019. He joined the law firm of Jones Mayer as Of Counsel in 2019.

Mr. Reisman has been a landlord tenant expert for more than 40 years. He began his career as a Staff Attorney, Directing Attorney and Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, specializing in consumer law and landlord-tenant law. He joined the law firm of Telanoff, Wallin, Kress & Dikes (eventually to become Wallin, Kress, Reisman & Kranitz LLP) in 1980. Those firms represented the Los Angeles County Housing Authority as General Counsel, and Mr. Reisman handled some of those responsibilities as well as tenant relations and unlawful detainers.

Mr. Reisman previously served as Liaison Counsel representing 78 cities (together with two other attorneys) in United States vs. Montrose Chemical, a large CERCLA class action lawsuit; City Attorney, Redevelopment Agency Counsel and City Prosecutor for the City of Maywood and as City Attorney for the City of Los Alamitos.

Mr. Reisman has served on California Continuing Education of the Bar panels on Consumer Law, Landlord Tenant Law and Real Property Law. He assisted Judge and Justice Norman Epstein (retired) in establishing the Los Angeles Landlord Tenant court and has also served as a Judge Pro Tem for it and for Small Claims courts.


Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law
  • Litigation
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Consumer Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, College of Law, June 1973; Activities and Awards: Recipient of Outstanding Service Award; Student Director of Clinical Program; Moot Court Competition Semi-finalist; Student Council Representative
  • B.S. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Major: Business Administration; Emphasis: Personnel Management, 1970

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California State Bar, admitted 1973
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • League of California Cities, City Attorney's Department

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