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
Roger A. Colvin
Senior Partner

Roger A. Colvin is one of the founding members and Senior Partner of Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin.

Mr. Colvin heads the Firm's Litigation Practice Group.  With more than thirty years of litigation experience in a broad range of legal issues, Roger has represented clients in federal and superior court.  He has successfully argued appeals before the California Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court.

His practice focuses on all phases of liability defense, including civil rights proceedings, police misconduct, premises liability, sexual harassment, and other complex public agency and civil litigation cases.  Mr. Colvin has particular expertise in the unique field of First Amendment land use law, having successfully litigated cases at both trial and appellate levels involving issues of zoning, adult business regulation, and First Amendment law.

Mr. Colvin also serves as legal counsel for the police departments of the Cities of Pomona, West Covina and Bell Gardens, as well as counsel to the police chiefs for those departments.  His representation covers a broad range of issues, including Pitchess motions, excessive force defense, disciplinary issues, and related law enforcement matters.

In addition, Mr. Colvin regularly represents private property owners, municipal agencies, and public entity clients against claims of premises liability, dangerous conditions of property, and design defect litigation.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, University of San Fernando Valley College of Law (1975)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California (1971)

ADMISSIONS                                      

  • California, 1976
  • United States District Court
  • United States Court of Appeal - Ninth Circuit

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Police and Public Safety
  • Federal and State Litigation
SERVICE, AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Judge Pro Tem, East Los Angeles and Alhambra Municipal Courts
  • Arbitrator, East Los Angeles and Alhambra Municipal Courts
  • "Sexual Harassment Prevention & Avoidance Training", Bell Gardens Police Department and West Covina Police Department (Spring 2008 - Present) 
  • Teaching Credential-Business Law
  • Pro Bono Services - City of Santa Fe Springs Low-Income and Senior Citizens - 25 years
  • President/Board of Directors, The Ooak Creek Ranch School (OCRS) Foundation (2005 - 2007)