James Lough

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James is a lecturer in Public Administration. He teaches Decisionmaking in Urban Communities. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Public Administration emphasis) at California State University (Fullerton). He received his Juris Doctor at Southwestern University (Los Angeles) and a Master of Laws from Washington University (St. Louis). In law school, he was a member of the Law Review and was a national semifinalist in the Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition sponsored by the United States Department of State. James is Of Counsel at Lounsbery, Ferguson, Altona & Peak (Escondido) where he specializes in municipal law, appellate litigation, constitutional rights and election law. James has served as City Attorney for the Cities of Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach, Solana Beach, Sanger, Fresno and Hermosa Beach. He was also the County Counsel of Humboldt County. Mr. Lough has handled a variety of investigatory and advisory matters for the Cities of San Diego, National City, Chula Vista and others. Also, he served as Special Counsel for the San Diego Unified Port District, County of Imperial, El Centro, Carlsbad and Vista. James has served on numerous committees of the League of California Cities including three times on its Legal Advocacy Committee. Mr. Lough served as a principal lecturer in the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) Leadership Training Program in the San Joaquin Valley.

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