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Tim D. Cremin, Tricia L. Hynes, and Ruben Duran Named Principals by Meyers Nave

Oakland, CA– Meyers Nave is pleased to name its three newest principals: Tim Cremin, Tricia Hynes, and Ruben Duran.

Tim Cremin’s focus is land use and environmental law, Tricia Hynes is a litigator experienced in defending law enforcement agencies and police officers, and Ruben Duran’s expertise as public counsel is augmented by special knowledge of real estate and redevelopment issues. All three attorneys were associates with Meyers Nave prior to being named principals.

Mr. Cremin represents public and private clients in land use and environmental matters, including representing the Port of Los Angeles on issues relating to the environmental review of major terminal projects. He specializes in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and leads the Firm’s Climate Change and Green Practice Group. He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and of Stanford University.

Ms. Hynes advises law enforcement clients on issues ranging from use of force to public records act requests. She has handled the defense of a number of complex civil rights cases, including those involving “in custody deaths” and medical evidence and experts. She has also developed special expertise in excited delirium, taser-related and Welfare & Institutions Section 5150 hold cases. Ms. Hynes is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and of Boston University.

Mr. Duran advises elected officials, cities and redevelopment agency clients on all municipal law matters. Currently, he serves as City Attorney for the City of Desert Hot Springs and special counsel to the Newberry Community Services District. He also serves as counsel for the San Francisco Unified School District. Mr. Duran is a graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law and of the University of California, San Diego.

With the appointments coming as many California municipalities face budgetary restrictions, Meyers Nave founder Steven R. Meyers highlighted the new principals’ contributions to building and sustaining the Firm’s close partnerships with public agencies.

“We are working closely with our public agency clients to identify initiatives and programs to reduce taxpayer expense, maximize revenue generation and achieve a level of efficiency that will assist in meeting the challenges of these dire economic times. Tim, Tricia, and Ruben each have a track record of successfully defending claims, identifying potential municipal savings and finding opportunities to increase fee revenue from non-traditional sources,” Meyers said.

Meyers Nave’s managing principal, Jayne Williams, echoed Meyers’ comments while emphasizing the value of Cremin’s, Hynes’, and Duran’s specialized expertise in growing practice areas such as greenhouse gas emissions reductions, police officer advocacy and redevelopment, respectively.

About Meyers Nave

Founded in 1986, Meyers Nave is recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California and provides the full scope of legal services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies and special districts statewide. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor/employment; torts; redevelopment; city attorney/general counsel representations; eminent domain; litigation; writs and appeals; public contracts and land use; and environmental law.


Don Oppenheim
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