Free Legal Advice Services

The EIA is pleased to announce that starting July 1, 2016, EIA’s General Counsel, Steve Underwood, Esq. will be available to members for assistance and/or consultation on matters in the following areas*:

  • Brown Act,
  • Public Records Act,
  • Contracts and other documents legal review,
  • Statutory interpretation,
  • Litigated matters,
  • Telephonic appearance at closed sessions of the legislative body, and
  • Other general governmental issues.

* The Legal Advice Service is intended to support, not replace, your existing legal personnel and is separate from services provided by the Eyres Law Group for EPL consulting.

Members should contact Steve directly at 805-705-6195 or via email, or Maria Blanco.

About Steve Underwood

Steve has been the EIA's contracted General Counsel for 30 years. Having been the County Counsel for Mendocino and Santa Barbara for over 33 years, he has a wealth of knowledge in public entity legal issues, which he will use to assist you with your entity’s legal matters.