Vanessa Segura is an Associate with the Firm, handling both litigation and transactional matters. She presently serves as Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Bell Gardens, Chico, Huntington Park, Pico Rivera, Pomona, and Montebello. She has extensive experience in government relations and legislative advocacy. She frequently provides advice on all aspects governing public agencies.
Ms. Segura earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School. While at Loyola she served as the Associate Chief Justice of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board and worked at The Center for Conflict Resolution providing mediation and conciliation services to communities throughout Los Angeles County. She provided legal services to public agency clients even as a law student, while serving as a law clerk for over three years.
Prior to joining AGC, she worked for U.S. Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (32nd District of California, formerly representing the 38th District). She coordinated U.S. Congresswoman Napolitano's Mental Health Taskforce, acting as a primary liaison with state and county mental health directors and organizations. She also served as a liaison to multiple Los Angeles County cities and unincorporated areas, and performed several congressional inquiries to federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Social Security Administration.
Ms. Segura attended California State University of San Bernardino as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science. As an undergraduate, she was the only Cal State University of San Bernardino student selected that year to attend the prestigious Leon and Silvia Panetta Institute of Public Policy, where she worked in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Congresswoman Doris Okada Matsui (6th District of California, formerly representing the 5th District).
Additionally, she was a visiting student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. During her time of study at the University of Hawaii, she performed a fellowship in the office of former Hawaii State Representative Hermina M. Morita (14th District). While at the University of International Business and Economics, she extensively researched the constitutions of various countries and the effects such legal foundations had on respective societies.
Ms. Segura was born in Pomona, raised in Walnut, and attended public schools in West Covina and La Puente. She currently resides in the San Gabriel Valley. She provides leadership development training to youth through the Inland Empire Future Leaders Program. She is an avid long distance runner.
- Juris doctor, Loyola Law School
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors, California State University, San Bernardino
- Visiting Student, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
- Visiting Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- United Stated District Court, Central District of California
- Brown Act Compliance
- Constitutional Law
- Education Law
- Employment Law
- Government Relations/Legislative Advocacy
- Land Use and Environmental Law
- Police and Public Safety
- Public Agency-Municipal Law
- Public Agency-Special Districts
- California State Bar, Public Law Section
- Latina Lawyers Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- San Bernardino County Bar Association