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Maricela E. MarroquínSenior AttorneyLos Angeles

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Maricela E. Marroquín is a senior attorney in the Litigation and Eminent Domain Departments at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Ms. Marroquín represents municipalities and public entities, as well as private sector clients, in both state and federal courts in litigation matters.

Ms. Marroquín specializes in the area of eminent domain and represents both public entities and property owners through all phases of the pre-condemnation and condemnation process.

Ms Marroquín provides advisory assistance during the pre-condemnation process by reviewing project plans and drafting staff reports, resolutions of necessity, purchase and sale agreements and rights of entry. Ms. Marroquín also regularly reviews environmental documents to ensure CEQA compliance.

Ms. Marroquín has litigated a number of condemnation actions involving the acquisition of residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and vacant properties. Many of these cases involved claims of precondemnation damages, severance damages, loss of business goodwill and relocation issues. Ms. Marroquín has successfully obtained prejudgment possession for her public agency clients and has defeated right-to-take challenges.

Ms. Marroquín is also a member of the E-Documents and Public Records Practice Group and has given presentations on handling electronic discovery in eminent domain cases.

 
Education

B. A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, San Diego, 2001
J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 2004

 
Practice Areas

Litigation
Eminent Domain
Public Agency and Municipal Law Litigation