legislativecounsel.ca.gov

Anthony P. Márquez

925 L Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Office: (916) 341-8353

anthony.marquez@legislativecounsel.ca.gov

Anthony Márquez is a deputy legislative counsel. He first joined the office in 1977 and returned in 1988 for two years. He then served as the Chief Counsel to the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee and later, the Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee.  He returned to the office in 1997.

Mr. Márquez is assigned to a branch of the office that handles laws relating to air resources, elementary and secondary education, fish and wildlife, food and agriculture, harbors and navigation, hazardous materials, postsecondary education, public resources, public safety, public utilities, solid waste, streets and highways, transportation, and water. He practices primarily in the areas of transportation, horse racing, and pesticide control.

During his initial tenure with the office, Mr. Márquez worked primarily on litigation, including the case of Sacramento Builders' Exchange, et al. v. Joint Rules Committee, et al., a lawsuit pertaining to the State Capitol restoration project and minority and women business contracts.

Mr. Márquez's previous legal experience includes holding various positions in state government in Santa Fe, New Mexico including Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Chief Counsel of the Transportation Department, Deputy Secretary of the Transportation Department, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Márquez argued the case before the New Mexico Supreme Court relating to that state's implied consent law, Montoya v. Metropolitan Court (1982) 98 N.M. 616. Mr. Márquez later went into private practice in El Paso, Texas. In private practice, he argued the leading case on the enforcement of settlement agreements in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Callie v. Near (1987) 829 F.2d 888, which is cited in Settlement Agreements and the Supreme Court, 48 Hastings L.J. 9 (1996).

Mr. Márquez received his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he served on the staff and later as an articles editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Mr. Márquez also taught at the Lorenzo Patiño School of Law from the Fall of 1990 through 2012.  He served as the Dean of Students from 2003 to 2012.

Mr. Márquez is a member of the California, Texas, and New Mexico State Bars.