Andrew Maiorano

Andrew ("Andy") Maiorano joined the California State University's Office of General Counsel in July 2018. Andy is the University Counsel for California State University, San Marcos.  He previously served in a similar role at California State University, Bakersfield and California State University, Stanislaus. In addition to his responsibilities as University Counsel, Andy is a member of the Office of General Counsel's Business & Finance Team. ​He ​serves as a resource atto​rney on matters relating to construction, Title 5 and student tuition & fees. Before joining the CSU, Andy was a deputy city attorney for the City of Newport Beach, where he served as legal counsel to the City's Public Works, Utilities, and Human Resources departments and advised on issues involving the Public Records Act, procurement, risk management, confidentiality, and public safety. Prior to working for Newport Beach, Andy worked as an attorney in the municipal and special districts practice groups for the law firm Best, Best & Krieger LLP, serving as litigation counsel to local public agencies on matters involving criminal and civil code enforcement, Pitchess motions, and dangerous conditions of public property, and providing general counsel services to cities, water districts, fire protection districts, and irrigation districts. Andy is admitted to practice law in California.


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2010, cum laude
  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., History (honors) and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2006


  • “Municipalities Face Cloudy E-Cig Issues" Los Angeles Daily Journal (2014)

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