Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
B.A., San Diego State University
Professor Perez joined the College of Law in 2001 as an adjunct professor and became a visiting assistant professor of law in 2008. His experience includes the public and academic sectors.
For over 30 years, Professor Perez practiced in the public sector serving the City of Los Angeles in various capacities including its Department of Water and Power and the Office of the City Attorney. As a Deputy City Attorney, Perez handled claims and collections matters regarding delinquent tax, workers’ compensation, property damage, and miscellaneous torts. Perez then became an advisor to the City in public utilities and telecommunications law matters, practicing before the federal and state courts. While serving as an Assistant City Attorney, Perez also offered his expertise in communications law, public utilities law, and real estate law. He argued a landmark cable television franchising case before the United States Supreme Court (see Preferred Communications v. City of Los Angeles 476 U.S. 488).
Professor Perez earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a founding member of the Committee for a Legal Institute. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Perez has taught at Pasadena City College, Golden Gate University, and California Polytechnic University at Pomona. His course offerings have included State and Local Government Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Legal Writing and Analysis, Telecommunications Law, and Legal Skills.
Professor Perez is presently a member of the Mexican Bar Association. He has also served on the board for GHG Security and Investigations, Alert Security Systems, Carden Arbor View, CORO Foundation, Centro Legal de Santa Monica, and the Office of the City Attorney.
His course offerings at La Verne include Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.