Tamara Bogosian, a former deputy city attorney and county prosecutor, recently joined Best Best & Krieger LLP where she will defend cities and public safety officers in liability cases as part of the law firm’s public safety group. She also will oversee complex code enforcement cases across Southern California.

Prior to joining BB&K, Bogosian supervised the litigation unit at the Fresno City Attorney’s Office where she handled various public safety liability issues ranging from false arrest and excessive force to Fourth Amendment violations claims. In addition, she was a member of the critical incident response team, responding to officer-involved shootings and other critical incidents.

“Tamara has a depth of experience with public safety issues that make her a tremendous addition to our team,” said G. Ross Trindle, III, an Ontario-based attorney who heads the public safety group, part of BB&K’s municipal law practice.

An of counsel attorney at BB&K, Bogosian is based in the firm’s Irvine and Ontario offices. In addition to police liability and code enforcement, she will represent public agencies in cases involving the Public Records Act, premises liability and other public safety issues.

“BB&K has a great reputation for municipal law and a solid record of helping their clients with public safety issues, which I felt was a great fit for me given my background in providing legal advice to law enforcement officials,” she said.

Bogosian has been practicing public law in California for 14 years, beginning in 1999 when she became a deputy district attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

In 2005, Bogosian joined the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, where she was assigned a grant position prosecuting driving-under-the-influence offenses, including vehicular manslaughter, through a grant provided by the California Department of Transportation’s Office of Traffic Safety.

In 2006, Bogosian joined the Fresno City Attorney’s Office where she was assigned to the civil litigation unit. There, she represented the city and its employees in both federal and state courts involving such matters as the Public Records Act, civil rights, police liability, Pitchess motions, code enforcement, dangerous condition of public property, and other law enforcement related constitutional claims. In 2013, she was promoted to supervising deputy city attorney in the litigation unit and worked directly with the mayor, city council, city manager and their staff on various high-level legal matters.

Bogosian received her law degree in 1998 from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. She is fluent in Armenian.



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