Martin de los Angeles

Of Counsel

Tel: (925) 977-3320


At a Glance

Martin advises on a variety of public agency law matters, with an emphasis on land use, conflicts of interest, open meetings laws and election issues.
He is of counsel in BB&K’s Walnut Creek office.
Martin previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Martin de los Angeles is an attorney in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Walnut Creek office and is a member of the firm’s Municipal Law practice group. Martin regularly advises public agency clients on land use, public works and public contracting, conflicts of interest, open meeting laws and election issues.
Martin counsels city councils and planning commissions on matters such as use permits, zone changes and housing development. In addition, he prepares ordinances and resolutions, reviews and drafts agreements and has successfully defended municipalities in state court against such matters as fraud, breach of contract and declaratory relief. Martin also handles code enforcement matters, such as nuisance abatement and receiverships.
Prior to joining BB&K, Martin served as deputy city attorney for the cities of Cudahy, El Monte and San Fernando. Prior to that, Martin served as an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where he represented government departments and agencies in all in-house legal matters, including contract and regulatory review, administrative appeals and procurement. Martin also spent part of his career in American Samoa, where he represented the United States in a vessel foreclosure action and advised a government-run public utility company on federal environmental liability issues. Previously, Martin was associate counsel to a Philippine banking conglomerate in a credit card processing dispute involving a Netherlands-based company.
Martin has lived parts of his life overseas in the Philippines, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam and is proficient in Spanish and Tagalog. He now lives in the Bay Area with his wife Karen and rescue dog Calvin.


  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • University of Southern California, B.A., political science, cum laude


  • California

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