AGC Law Firm
Southern California
13181 Crossroads Pkwy North
Suite 400 - West Tower
City of Industry, CA 91746
tel 562.699.5500 fax 562.692.2244
Northern California
6525 Washington Street Suite 12
P O Box 4016
Yountville, CA 94599
tel 707.944.0540 fax 707.944.0580
John W. Lam
Senior Partner

John W. Lam is a Senior Partner at AGC specializing in the areas of Municipal, Real Estate, and Land Use and Planning.  Mr. Lam currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Chico and Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Buena Park, Lynwood, and Pico Rivera.

Mr. Lam counsels public entities and cities located throughout California in all areas of municipal law such as the Public Records Act, Ralph M. Brown Act (Open Meetings), conflict of interests, ethics, records retention, prevailing wages, public contracting, code enforcement, and land use and planning. 

Mr. Lam received his J.D. from Loyola Law School.  While in law school, he served as a staff member and later the Executive Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was a published author.  During that time, Mr. Lam also clerked for the Los Angeles office of the California Office of the Attorney General, Torts and Condemnations Department.  Prior to law school, Mr. Lam attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and History.


  • Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001


  • California State Bar, 2005
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2005
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2023


  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use and Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Redevelopment Law
  • Housing Law
  • Litigation
  • Prisoner's Dilemma: Reassessment of Borrero v. Aljets and the Indefinite Detention of Inadmissible Aliens, 37 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1297 (2005).