Peggy M. O'Laughlin: Lawyer with Matteoni, O'Laughlin & Hechtman

Peggy M. O'Laughlin

San Jose,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Property
  • Environmental Law
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Eminent Domain
University University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., with honors, 1979
Law SchoolUniversity of Santa Clara, J.D., 1985
Admitted1986, California
Memberships Santa Clara County Bar Association (Chair, Environmental Law Executive Committee, 1991-1992); State Bar of California (Member, Committee on Condemnation, 1989; Co-Chair, Condemnation Subcommittee, Real Property Section, 1995); California Condemnation Attorneys Group.
BornWiesbaden, Germany, October 27, 1956

Eminent Domain
Peggy M. O’Laughlin’s clients are primarily property and business owners and some condemning public agencies such as the County of San Diego, Redevelopment Agency for the City of Milpitas and the Salinas Union High School District. She is an experienced trial and appellate attorney. She served as co-chair of the Condemnation subcommittee of the Real Property of the State Bar of California and is a member of the Condemnation Attorneys Group. She contributed research and writing toCondemnation Practice in California.

Land Use Law
For two years, Ms. O’Laughlin served as the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Cupertino and its Planning Commission. She chaired the Environmental Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. As a land use attorney, Ms. O’Laughlin has represented residential and commercial developers, major corporations and property owners and users through the land use entitlement process, including environmental compliance with CEQA and legal defense.

Real Property and Telecommunications Transactions
Ms. O’Laughlin represented Verizon Wireless (formerly GTE Mobilnet) (1986–2002) in more than 400 lease transactions in California, Oregon and Hawaii for the build-out of its cellular network. She also provided legal assistance to Verizon in obtaining the land use entitlements to establish its communication facilities and related litigation.

Deputy City Attorney, City of Cupertino, 1986-1988. Deputy District Counsel, Sanitation District No. 4, Santa Clara County, 1986-1988. Consultant on Condemnation Chapter of "Office Leasing," Continuing Education of the Bar; U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" - Metropolitan First Tier Firm Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law (San Jose) 2010. Northern California Super Lawyer, 2010-2012.

Reported CasesCounty of San Diego v. Rancho Vista del Mar 16 CA4th 1046 20 CR 23d 675 (1993); City of Hollister v. McCullough 26 CA4th 289, 31CR 2d 415 (1994); City of Carlsbad v. Rudvalis, 109 Cal.App.4th 667 (2003); San Jose Parking, Inc. v. City of San Jose Redevelopment Agency, 110 Cal.App.4th 1321 (2003); Metropolitan Water Dist. of Southern California v. Campus Crusade, 41 Cal.4th 954 (2007); City of Stockton v. Marina Towers, LLC, 171 Cal.App.4th 93 (2009); Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Alameda Produce Market LLC. (2011) 52 Cal. 4th 1100.

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Peggy M. O'Laughlin

848 The Alameda
San JoseCA 95126-3119


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