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Ginetta Giovinco



Ginetta L. Giovinco is a shareholder in the Coastal and Litigation Departments at Richards, Watson & Gershon and is Chair of the Firm's Coastal Department.

Ms. Giovinco represents municipalities and public entities, as well as private sector clients, in litigation and advisory matters. Ms. Giovinco has focused her practice on writ matters and land use issues, including CEQA and the Coastal Act.

She co-authored chapters in the C.E.B. treatises California Administrative Mandamus (3d ed.), California Civil Writ Practice (4th ed.), and California Civil Discovery Practice (4th ed.).

Ms. Giovinco has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers List in 2014-2017, and previously was selected to the Southern California Rising Stars List in 2010-2013. Ms. Giovinco is also AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Giovinco's published cases include:

San Diegans for Open Government, et al. v. City of San Diego, et al.(2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 995. (represented real party in interest)

Coalition for a Sustainable Future in Yucaipa v. City of Yucaipa, et al.(2015) 238 Cal.App.4th 513. (represented city)

Eiskamp v. Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 97. (represented water management agency)

South Orange County Wastewater Authority v. City of Dana Point (2011) 196 Cal.App.4th 1604. (represented real party in interest)

Habitat Trust for Wildlife, Inc. v. City of Rancho Cucamonga (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 1306. (represented city)

Ms. Giovinco is admitted to practice in:

  • All California courts.

  • Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of the United States District Court.

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.



J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2003
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, The American University, 1997

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