Tamara Bogosian

Of Counsel
Irvine,  CA  U.S.A.

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  • Municipal Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Litigation
University University of California
Law SchoolWestern State University College of Law, J.D.
Admitted1999, California

Tamara Bogosian has been practicing law in the public sector for 14 years. She is of counsel in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP's Irvine Office. Tamara Bogosian Tamara began her career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura District Attorney's Office in 1999. While at the District Attorney's Office, Tamara conducted numerous misdemeanor and felony arraignments, preliminary hearings, probation hearings, and jury trials. During her tenure at the District Attorney's Office, Tamara was the prosecutor assigned to the Domestic Violence Court, Drug Court and worked as a grant attorney in the Sexual Assault unit. In 2005, Tamara joined the Fresno County District Attorney's Office and where she was responsible for the vertical prosecution of driving under the influence offenses (including vehicular manslaughter) committed by youthful offenders through a grant provided by the California Department of Transportation's Office of Traffic Safety. In 2006, Tamara joined the Fresno City Attorney's Office where she was assigned to the Civil Litigation Unit. At the City Attorney's Office, Tamara represented the City and its employees in both Federal and State Court involving such issues as the Public Records Act, civil rights, police liability, pitches motions, code enforcement and other law enforcement related constitutional claims. Tamara was also a member of the Civil Liability/Critical Incident Response team where she responded to officer involved shootings and other critical incidents involving peace officers. In 2013, Tamara was promoted to Supervising Deputy City Attorney where she supervised the attorney's in the Litigation Unit and worked directly with the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and their staff in high level legal matters. Tamara resides in Irvine with her family. She has two children, Marina, age 10 and Nile, age 8. Tamara enjoys cooking.


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Appeals Court Rules Fingerprint Impressions Are Records Of Arrest That Can Be Sealed and Destroyed
Tamara Bogosian,Paul A. Cappitelli, October 8, 2014
Overview: The California Court of Appeal held that fingerprint impressions taken of suspects at the time of their arrest constitute “records of arrest” that can be sealed and destroyed if the suspect is found to be factually innocent under Penal Code section 851.8.

Police Order to Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is a Seizure under Fourth Amendment
Tamara Bogosian,Paul A. Cappitelli,G. Ross Trindle, July 22, 2014
Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can implicate municipal liability under Monell.

Officers Must Obtain Warrant to Access Data on Arrestee's Mobile Phone Device
Tamara Bogosian,Paul A. Cappitelli,G. Ross Trindle, July 9, 2014
Overview: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that police officers may not search digital information on a mobile phone device seized from a person who has been arrested without a warrant. In Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie, the Court declined to extend the warrantless search of a person...

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Tamara Bogosian

18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1000
IrvineCA 92612


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