Anthony M. Leones

Anthony M. Leones: Attorney with Miller Starr Regalia A Professional Law Corporation AV stamp icon
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Tony has over 20 years of experience representing his clients in litigation and land use matters, with an emphasis in eminent domain/inverse condemnation, commercial lease disputes; zoning, planning, permitting, local, state and federal regulatory and code compliance matters; easements; and general business and commercial litigation.

Tony has successfully resolved numerous matters for Fortune 500 companies, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, media and advertising companies, developers, property owners, retailers, financial institutions, and construction companies before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

Press & Media

“Off the rails: Why high-speed train service has failed to gain traction in the US,” Construction Dive, By Kim Slowey, July 14, 2016

“The 4 Biggest Questions Facing Managing Partners ,” Law360, By Matthew Bultman, March 15, 2016

Law firm Miller Starr Regalia opens in San Francisco, San Francisco Business Times, Upstart Business Journal, By Eric Young, November 12, 2013

“High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Moving Slowly,” TBJnow, By Juliet Williams, November 12, 2013

“Bullet Train Land Acquisition Moving Slowly,” Manteca Bulletin, November 10, 2013

“Real Estate Law Firm Opens San Francisco Office With New Hire,” Bloomberg, By Elizabeth Amon, November 7, 2013

“Miller Starr Regalia Opens San Francisco Office; Gale Connor Joins as Shareholder,” The Registry, November 4, 2013

“Miller Starr Regalia Opens Shop in San Francisco,” Daily Journal, By Joshua Sebold, November 5, 2013

“Miller Star Regalia Establishes San Francisco Office,”, November 5, 2013

“Nothing Simple About Property Buys for High-Speed Rail Route,” Fresno Bee Newsroom Blog, By Tim Sheehan, September 3, 2013

Awards & Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rated (2011-2017)

American Lawyer Media - “San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers” (2013)


Chapter 30A, “Eminent Domain”, Miller & Starr, California Real Estate Newsalert, 4th Edition (co-author)

“California High-Speed Rail - What You Need To Know,” Miller Starr Regalia Legal Update, February 2013 (co-author)

“Legal Corner: Individual States Have Authority to Regulate Digital Billboards in Accordance with Their Federal/State Agreements,” Outdoor Advertising Magazine, July / August 2008

“Legal Corner: Valuation is Key,” Outdoor Advertising Magazine, February 2, 2008

All Wet; U.S. Supreme Court Sends Migratory Bird Rule South,” California Real Estate Journal, March 2001 (co-author)

Related News

In The News

May 16, 2016

Miller Starr Regalia Launches Land Use Developments Blog

The blog will provide practical information, judicial, legislative, and regulatory updates, tips, and guidelines on cutting edge issues to those in the land use industry.

In The News

November 1, 2015

Miller Starr Regalia Receives Tier 1 Ranking in Three Practice Areas by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms 2016 Edition”

This is the fifth consecutive year commercial litigation, land use and zoning law and real estate law practice areas have been honored.

In The News

November 2, 2014

Miller Starr Regalia Receives Tier 1 Ranking in Four Practice Areas by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms 2015 Edition”

Fourth Consecutive Year Receiving Honor

In The News

November 4, 2013

2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Bestows Miller Starr Regalia With Tier 1 Ranking In Four Practice Areas

“Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, land use and zoning law, real estate litigation and real estate law.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Administrative Law & Hearings
  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation
  • Land Disputes, Easements & Lien Priority Claims

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(925) 941-3261  Phone
925.933.4126  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., Honors in Trial and Oral Advocacy, International Moot Court Honors Board, 1996
Year of First Admission:
2002, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Supreme Court; 1996, California; 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Contra Costa County Bar Association

The Elios Society

Hellenic Law Society

Outdoor Advertising Association of America

State Bar of California

Birth Information:
Oakland, California, July 25, 1970
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Litigation; Represent business owners, property owners, and tenants in eminent domain and inverse condemnation actions involving transportation, utility, and other public projects throughout the state of California; Represent an international media company in disputes involving lease agreements and property rights; Land Use; Represent an international media company in the permitting process, and in various state and local zoning, planning, and regulatory proceedings; Represent various clients in matters involving alleged violations and enforcement of local municipal codes and regulations

Peer Reviews

Walnut Creek, California

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