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Chelsea Straus

Associate | Los Angeles


Chelsea Straus is an associate in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Chelsea advises public agencies on a wide array of governmental law issues, including conflicts of interest, elections, land use, public works law, and the Public Records Act.

Work for Clients

Chelsea serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Monrovia.

Professional Experience

Chelsea joined Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2018 as a summer associate. During law school, she was a Discourse Editor for the UCLA Law Review. She also interned at the Alliance for Children’s Rights and served in leadership roles for both the American Constitution Society and the Education and Law Society. Prior to her legal career, Chelsea worked as an Education Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.





J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

B.A., cum laude, Bucknell University

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