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Richard F. Anthony

Principal Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas 

General municipal, transactional and real estate law, primarily advising the Department of Economic and Property Development, the Long Beach Water Department, the Long Beach Community Investment Company, and the Energy Resources Department.  

Background and Experience 

Mr. Anthony primarily practices in the areas of real estate law and general contract law and advises numerous City departments and negotiates contracts on their behalf, including permits, licensing agreements, leases, purchase and sale agreements and service contracts. Mr. Anthony advises clients and public bodies on constitutional law issues, the Public Records Act and the Brown Act. 

Prior to joining the Office of the City Attorney, Mr. Anthony was an associate at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles. 

Professional Affiliations 

Mr. Anthony is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Long Beach Bar Association. Mr. Anthony is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Central District Court. 


Mr. Anthony graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2000 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1996.