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For Immediate Release: April 2, 2018
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

LOS ANGELES – Best Best & Krieger LLP is pleased to announce a merger with Jenkins & Hogin LLP, effective April 1. The firms are both already well-known and respected for the legal services they provide to governmental agencies.
“We are excited about what this merger means for our clients, as it strengthens and increases our ability to serve clients in the areas of environmental law, Coastal Act and emerging technologies,” said BB&K Managing Partner Eric L. Garner. “It also greatly expands BB&K’s general counsel capabilities in Los Angeles County. The lawyers at Jenkins & Hogin are extraordinarily well-respected for the quality of their work and their dedication to their clients. We are thrilled to welcome them to the BB&K family.”
Jenkins & Hogin was formed in 2001, but its founding partners, Michael Jenkins and Christi Hogin, have represented cities and other California public agencies for decades. The firm exclusively represents public agencies, and its lawyers are dedicated professionals committed to assisting local governments.
“Times are changing and the challenges facing California are complicated. Effective local government is going to require new approaches. By joining forces with BB&K, we aim to make sure our clients keep getting excellent and innovative legal services,” commented Michael Jenkins, who is also an adjunct professor of local government law at USC Gould School of Law. “More than any other municipal law firm, I believe that BB&K has developed the right technological infrastructure and professional know-how in anticipation of the developments in our area of law.”
Founded more than 125 years ago in Riverside, Calif., BB&K is a full-service law firm with about 200 attorneys in eight offices throughout California and one in Washington, D.C. BB&K’s large public agency practice allows attorneys and advocates the opportunity to work in the public interest on many of the most challenging issues public agencies face today, including sanctuary cities, cannabis regulations, sober living and drug facilities, drone regulations, affordable housing, infrastructure and more.
Jenkins & Hogin attorneys will continue to serve clients from the South Bay office, which will be re-branded as BB&K’s ninth California office.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Marketing Communications Manager Denise Nix at (213) 787-2552 or


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, employee benefits, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BestBestKrieger on Facebook and @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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