Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Patterson City Attorney Tom Hallinan, 54, of Ceres to the California Law Revision Commission.
The commission, an independent state agency, assists the legislature and governor by examining law and recommending needed reforms.
One senator, one assembly member, the state legislative counsel, and seven members appointed by the governor are subject to confirmation by the senate and make up the commission.
Hallinan, a partner with Churchwell White LLP, has served as a city and special district attorney for a dozen local governmental agencies over the past 22 years.
Before joining Churchwell White, Hallinan was a partner at Bush, Ackley, Milich and Hallinan from 1994 to 2012.
He is active in the Central Valley City Attorney Association and is a current Central Valley representative to the League of California Cities Legal Advocacy Committee.
Hallinan has also served as a Yosemite Community College District Trustee since 1996.
Former California Governor Gray Davis appointed Hallinan to the 38th District Agricultural Association, and he served in that capacity from 2000 to 2004.
Hallinan is joined on the California Law Revision Commission by Jane McAllister, 53, of Hilmar.