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Anaheim Names Interim City Attorney
ANAHEIM, CA - (March 1, 2013) - The City of Anaheim today officially announced the law firm of Cummins & White, LLP as interim City Attorney, with Michael Houston leading the firm in all City matters.

Houston joined Cummins & White as a partner in 2011. Prior to joining Cummins & White he was a partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, and was an associate at the global law firm Gary, Cary, Ware and Freidenrich (now DLA Piper). He has served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of La Quinta and has provided legal counsel for the cities of Chula Vista, Corona, Costa Mesa, Marina, Napa, National City, Newport Beach, Pico Rivera, and San Diego. He graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

At the February 19th City Council meeting, the Anaheim City Council unanimously selected Cummins & White to provide interim City Attorney services, and directed the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with the law firm designating Houston to serve in the interim role.

Cummins & White, LLP, an Orange County-based firm, was founded in 1951, and has grown to a team of 19 partners and associates. The firm offers legal services to individuals and businesses, with expertise in business, insurance, criminal and municipal law. The firm has received an AV rating under Martindale-Hubble’s peer review rating system.

For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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