Richard M. Ewaniszyk
Mr. Ewaniszyk was first admitted to practice law in 1982 and has lived in the High Desert since 1986. He has represented various public entities in administrative, transactional, and litigation matters. He also has represented clients in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and jury trials. He has served as counsel to attorneys and judges in professional ethics and disciplinary matters.
He has extensive experience in negotiating for and advising public entities on real property issues, public contract issues, personnel and labor law related issues, employee grievance issues, as well as negotiating, analyzing and drafting collective bargaining contracts.
Mr. Ewaniszyk previously served for five years as the City Attorney for the City of Adelanto. He assumed the position of City Attorney in the midst of endless litigation brought about by the war over George Air Force Base, by the ongoing water rights adjudication and by numerous civil rights lawsuits pending in both state and federal court. He has extensive experience in both Civil and Criminal matters.
Mr. Ewaniszyk has tried many cases in both Federal and State Courts. Mr. Ewaniszyk was able to resolve all of those law suits. Mr. Ewaniszyk has worked with traditional and innovative financing techniques including general obligation bonds, Mello-Roos, community facilities districts, agency bonds, benefit assessment bonds and certificate of participation lease financing. He has extensive experience in collective bargaining services, including service as chief negotiator, analyzing and rafting contract proposals.
Mr. Ewaniszyk has considerable litigation experience representing both public entities and private clients on a wide variety of issues. He enjoys the respect of his colleagues and is highly regarded by the local judiciary.
Admitted: 1982, California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, Central District, California; All Courts for the State of California. Member Federal Bar Associations; San Bernardino County Bar Association; California League of Cities; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Service as Judge Pro Tem, San Bernardino County Courts Education: Juris Doctor, cum laude, Monterey College of Law, 1981
Experience: Principal of The Ewaniszyk Firm. 2006 - present. Associate with The Hegner Law Firm. 2002 -2006. Principal with Ewaniszyk & Higgins, 1996 - 2002. Associate with the Law Offices of Thomas Thornburg, 1986 - 1996. City Attorney, City of Adelanto, California, 1995 - 2000. General Counsel, Adelanto Redevelopment Agency, 1995 - 2000. Law Office of Thomas Thornburg (1985-1995) Law Office of Richard M. Ewaniszyk (1983-1984) Law Office of Robert Hatcher (1982-1983) Special Counsel for the Town of Apple Valley, Apple Valley Unified School District, Marianas Water District and Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Member: Past Present California Other Bar (1999-2001) High Desert Bar Association (Board Member, 2002-2004) State Bar of California (Chair, 2004-2005) Lawyers Assistance Program Oversight Committee (Chairman) Apple Valley Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Association of Trial Lawyers of America