Chico Municipal Law Attorneys

Helping Individuals & Public Entities Since 1895

Attorneys at Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP have investigated, negotiated, counseled, and defended claims asserted against municipalities, professional organizations, and individuals for decades.

Our clients include:

  • Cities, counties, and other municipalities
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Government employees
  • Private citizens engaged in legal disputes involving public entities

We draw on decades of combined experience and a wide range of backgrounds to provide representation to our municipal clients. Our municipal law attorneys in Chico are backed by broad experience in the areas of property law, personal injury, employment law, litigation, and business law.

Contact us online or by phone at (530) 342-3593 if you have more questions about how we can help you, or if you want to learn more about your unique issue.

Cases We Handle

We are frequently enlisted by city attorneys and claims handling representatives to provide dedicated, efficient representation in a variety of legal matters. We represent public entities against claims of personal injury under the California Tort Claims Act, Constitutional civil rights claims against public officials and government entities, employment claims made against government employers, inverse condemnation and eminent domain matters, code violations, and class action claims. We also defend police officers in wrongful arrest, excessive force, and other section 1983 cases. We offer our clients informed, insightful representation in matters of municipal law.

Our experience representing public entities is invaluable to our private clients as well. We understand the inner workings of public entities and the regulations that govern them, making us well-equipped to represent individuals in cases involving public entities where conflicts of interest are not present.

Take advantage of our decades of success as a firm and call our Chico municipal law attorneys at (530) 342-3593. We’re pleased to offer same-day consultations in English and Spanish.

Our Rave Reviews

  • My outcome was best case scenario

    “As a Utah company faced with litigation in CA, Mark Habib was a referral from a colleague. Not knowing what to expect going into this case, I could not have been more pleased.”

    - Leslie W.
  • So pleased with the outcome

    “The best law firm I have ever worked with! Cardoza was easy to talk with, clear and answered all questions I had so that I could understand what was going on”

    - Leanna H.
  • Thank you!

    “Anthony Cardoza is someone that is unquestionably professional and skilled but also a respected member of the community which is relevant when considering someone that is advocating on your behalf. Anyone looking for the best criminal representation in Chi”

    - Adam G.
  • We are eternally grateful

    “We are eternally grateful for Anthony Cardoza's hard work.We highly recommend him to everyone who needs help.He is professional,efficient,patient and personable. He puts in all his effort and does the BEST he can.”

    - Mikhail P.
  • Highly recommend!

    “Was extremely relieved that I hired Anthony Cardoza to represent me. He handled all aspects of my criminal case with confidence which was comforting. I was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Mr Cardoza and would most definitely hire him agai”

    - Lindsi D.
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Firm Victories

  • $3,000,000 Construction Injury

    Settlement on catastrophic construction site injury case for the policy limits of 3 million dollars. This hard-fought case was led by partners James McKenna and Lia Juhl-Rhodes.

  • $1,500,000 Mobilehome Park Case

    Settlement for 19-unit mobile-home park for 1.5 million based upon violations of leases, mobilehome residency law, construction defect, and breach of habitability.

  • Not Guilty Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced felony charges of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment.

  • Gun Rights Protected Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza won a court trial in which the Government was attempting through a civil restraining order process to take a citizen’s gun rights away.

  • Acquittal of Misdemeanor Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced the charge of a misdemeanor count of spousal battery under Penal Code section 243(e)(1).

  • Big Victory for Local Governments Municipal Cases

    City of Oroville vs Superior Court of Butte County, on August 15, 2019, lead attorneys for the City of Oroville, Mark A. Habib and Lia M. Juhl-Rhodes, from the law firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP won a landmark inverse condemnation case in the California Supreme Court.

  • Clearance of Felony Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza led a two-day jury trial representing a defendant who faced a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, namely a vehicle.

  • Clearance of Felony Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client in Butte County charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence causing injury.

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