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Art Sanchez


Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas

General municipal, transactional and land use law; nuisance abatement and code enforcement prosecution, advising the Neighborhood Services Bureau, Long Beach Police Department and Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation.

Background and Experience 

Mr. Sanchez primarily practices in the areas of nuisance abatement and code enforcement prosecution, cannabis administration and enforcement, and business license enforcement while also representing the City in administrative hearings and related civil matters, including business license revocatoin hearings, cannabis enforement hearings, restraining order hearings for City employees, and in the preparation of Gun Violence Restraining Orders on behalf of the Long Beach Police Department. He also practices in the areas of land use, general contract law and administrative law,  and prepares legal opinions and transactional documents including permits, contracts, ordinances and resolutions.

Prior to joining the City Attorney's Office, Mr. Sanchez was a Senior Deputy City Prosecutor for the City of Long Beach where he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes within the city's jurisdiction. During his eight years in the City Prosecutor's office, Mr. Sanchez tried forty six jury trials to verdict. Prior to that, he was a litigation associate at the law firm of Alexander & Yong in Los Angeles, where his areas of practice included insurance defense, business litigation and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Sanchez has practiced law for over twenty-eight years. 

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Sanchez is a member of the State Bar of California. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California as well as the Eastern District of Tennessee. 


Mr. Sanchez graduated from Western State University College of Law and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley.