At the law offices of Myers, Widders, Gibson & Jones, L.L.P. we serve clients in
California and Nevada.
Our office locations are: Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Valencia, Reno, and Las Vegas.
Our legal services help businesses and individuals throughout the tri-counties, including
San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County, and the cities
of Santa Maria, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, Thousand Oaks – Los Angeles County
and in the Southern California communities of the Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando
Valley - and the greater metro areas of Nevada: Reno and Las Vegas.
Myers, Widders, Gibson & Jones, L.L.P. has practiced municipal and public agency
law for nearly 30 years. This work has included annexation and development, drafting
zoning and other types of ordinances, general plan elements and specific plans. A
number of the firm’s attorneys are expert in advising municipalities on state laws
applicable to their day-to-day operations. These include the Brown Act, conflicts
of interest, elections, Proposition 218, tax allocation and revenue bonds, California
Environmental Quality Act, Endangered Species Act and purchase and sale of real property.
In addition, the Firm has represented numerous public agencies and special districts
in a variety of legal matters, including personnel issues. The firm has developed
a particular expertise in assisting school districts in the purchase, sale or lease
of real property and surplus school sites. Monte L. Widders served as the City Attorney
for Ojai from 1980 to May 2011 and from July 1992 to December 2007, J. Roger Myers
served as City Attorney for Fillmore before both retiring as full-time City Attorneys.
Katherine E. Stone is special land use counsel to the firm’s municipal clients,
as well as to other cities throughout the state of California and other districts.
The firm's experience in high visibility, complex land use litigation is unique. Always
on the cutting edge, members of the firm have been involved in important cases such
as Palmer v. Ojai (1986) 178 Cal.App.3d 280; Nollan v. Coastal Commission (1987)
483 U.S. 825; Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992) 505 U.S. 1003; Pardee
Construction Company v. City of Camarillo (1984) 37 Cal.3d 465, 690 P.2d 701, 208
Cal.Rptr. 228; Long Beach Equities v. County of Ventura (City of Simi Valley) (1992)
505 U.S. 1219; Garat v. City of Riverside (1991) 2 Cal.App.4th 259, 3 Cal.Rptr.2d
504; Building Industry Association v. Superior Court (Oceanside) (1989) 211 Cal.App.3d
277; Building Industry Association of Southern California v. City of Camarillo (1986)
41 Cal.3d 810, 718 P.2d 68, 226 Cal.Rptr. 81; and Del Oro Hills v. City of Oceanside
(1995) 31 Cal.App.4th 1060, 37 Cal.Rptr.2d 677.
Let the experience and expertise of MWGJ work for you. If you are selecting an attorney
to represent your municipality or special district, or are looking for an attorney
to represent you in a matter pending before a governmental body, we have the knowledge
and skill you need on your side. Please call our Ventura, California office at 800-711-2611
or complete our online contact form.