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MONICA J. KILAITAKilaita, Monica

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY                    

Practice Areas

General municipal and transactional law practice, including drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents, as well as advising various City departments.

Background and Experience

Ms. Kilaita primarily practices in the areas of municipal law, public contracts, and related transactional matters, and advises various City departments, including the Fire Department, Police Department, Financial Management, and Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications. Ms. Kilaita advises the Citizen Police Complaint Commission and the Public Safety Committee. She also counsels clients on responses to subpoenas and California Public Records Act requests. 

Prior to joining the Long Beach City Attorney's Office, Ms. Kilaita was a Deputy City Attorney for the Fresno City Attorney’s Office, where she practiced litigation in the areas of torts, code enforcement, and eminent domain. Ms. Kilaita also volunteered with the San José City Attorney’s Office, Litigation Division.

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Kilaita is a member of the State Bar of California. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.


Ms. Kilaita received her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University, where she was a Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with honors from San José State University.