City Attorney

The City of Sierra Madre contracts with the firm of Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC (CHW) for general legal services. Aleks Giragosian is the City Attorney for Sierra Madre and Senior Counsel to CHW.

Aleks specializes in general civil litigation and municipal, environmental, land use, housing, and election law. As a member of the municipal advisory team at CHW, he serves as Assistant City Attorney to the cities of Barstow, Calabasas, Ojai, and South Pasadena. He also advises a number of special districts, including serving as Assistant General Counsel to the Camarillo Health Care District, as well as Assistant General Counsel to the San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission.

Aleks graduated from UCLA with a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Public Policy. Prior to joining CHW, Aleks worked for a number of state and local agencies, including the City of Glendale, the California Attorney General, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

To contact the City Attorney’s Office, please call (213) 542-5700 or email