Barstow City Attorney Matthew Summers was named to the prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” of California lawyers by the Daily Journal Corporation, publisher of California’s leading legal trade paper. The annual list honors just 40 leading lawyers of the nearly 6000 practicing attorneys under the age of 40 in California. Honorees are selected from hundreds of nominees in all legal fields across the state.
The Daily Journal highlighted Summers’ work on behalf of Barstow, Ojai, and Calabasas, including successfully helping city staff, the council, residents, and local small business owners to manage and recover from the Great Recession; navigate the rapidly shifting, federal, state, and county regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and implement complex cannabis regulations in the wake of Proposition 64, the 2016 voter initiative that legalized adult use of recreational marijuana.
Summers, a 2011 graduate of California’s oldest law school, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, noted that the pandemic has posed particularly challenging legal questions.
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