Marc G. Hynes

Marc G. Hynes

Partner
Location:
Los Altos, California
Phone:
650-933-5096
Fax:
650-967-1395
Email:

Marc Hynes merged his practice with the firm in 1994. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Boalt Hall Law School, he began his practice of law in the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps. He has served as City Attorney for the cities of Morgan Hill, Los Altos and the Town of Atherton. Mr. Hynes is currently District counsel for the Cupertino Sanitary District, Saratoga Fire Protection District and San Lorenzo Valley Water District, all on a part-time basis.

Experience:

Private law practice. Partner in the law firm of Atkinson-Farasyn, LLP in Mountain View. General Counsel San Martin County Water District. District Counsel San Lorenzo Valley Water District.

City Attorney, Town of Atherton; Interim City Attorney, City of Cupertino; City Attorney, City of Los Altos; General Counsel for Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services (C.L.A.S.S;) City Attorney, City of Morgan Hill; Acting City Attorney, City of Sunnyvale; Acting City Attorney, City of Mountain View; Acting City Attorney, City of Milpitas.

Contract Assistant City Attorney for the City of Monte Sereno; Contract Assistant City Attorney Town of Los Altos Hills; Millbrae.

Special Counsel for the cities of Cupertino, Gilroy, Fremont, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Portola Valley, South San Francisco and Campbell at various times.

General Counsel for the North Santa Clara County Waste Management Authority.

Deputy; Assistant; Senior Assistant; Acting City Attorney, Sunnyvale, California.

Judge Advocate, U.S. Navy Reserve, Fourth Naval District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Legal Officer, X-Division Officer, Seventh Fleet Flagship, U.S.S. Oklahoma City (CLG-5).

Year Joined Firm

  • 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Probate & Estate

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • A.B.
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Lorenzo Valley Water District, District Counsel
  • San Martin County Water District, General Counsel
  • Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services (C.L.A.S.S.), General Counsel
  • North Santa Clara County Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority, General Counsel
  • U.S. Navy Reserve, Fourth Naval District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Judge Advocate
  • Seventh Fleet Flagship, U.S.S. Oklahoma City (CLG-5), Legal Officer and X-Division Officer
  • Morgan Hill Redevelopment Agency, General Counsel, 1981 - 1994
  • Cupertino Sanitary District, District Counsel
  • Saratoga Fire Protection District, District Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Navy Judge Advocate General Corps

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, USO of Northern California, Arbitrator, Superior Court, Santa Clara County
  • Official POST Trainer (Peace Officers Standards Training)
  • Troop Committee Chair, Troop 33 Boy Scouts of America, Judge pro tern, Santa Clara County Superior and Municipal Courts
  • Captain, Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
  • Captain, Naval Militia, State of California (Retired)
  • Coach, A YSO Soccer, (Retired at my children’s request)