Hearing Officer Services

Either by contract or governing law, an agency or entity may appoint an independent and impartial hearing officer to consider the issues relating to a particular dispute and to provide recommendations or render decisions pursuant to the state and local laws.  A hearing officer may be required to rule on all motions, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses or documents, examine witnesses, and rule upon the admissibility of evidence.

Serviam’s partner Brian Chu leads the team of attorneys that specializes in hearing officer services.  Serviam’s attorneys are experienced and well-versed in administrative law, having conducted numerous administrative hearings in all levels for multiple public agencies in various areas of law.  Having experience in complex litigation matters, Brian represents numerous municipal agencies throughout California.  Contact the Serviam Team today for any hearing officer service needs.

Contact Info

Brian Chu is an attorney at Silver & Wright Law Firm in Irvine, California.

(949) 590-4990


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Fremont Case Update—Building Violation Enforcement

Fremont Case Update—Building Violation Enforcement

Building code violation enforcement requires that violators be given the right to appeal.  Most jurisdictions do so through administrative hearings before a Hearing Officer.  However, a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal specified…

AB 436—Ending the ban on cruising and lowriders

AB 436—Ending the ban on cruising and lowriders

Legal Update:  AB 436—local jurisdictions may no longer ban lowriding vehicles nor cruising. A bill legalizing lowrider cruising throughout California was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom effective January 1, 2024.  Prior to 2024, the California...