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Maria K. Aarvig

Maria K. Aarvig was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended law school at Western State University in Fullerton, graduating Cum Laude and receiving a Juris Doctor degree in 1990.  Her legal education included service as an extern to Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals.

 

Ms. Aarvig’s practice has always centered on representation of public entities administratively and in defense of civil litigation.  Her litigation practice has afforded her extensive jury trial experience.  This litigation background serves to improve her sensitivity to issues when conducting workplace investigations.  Ms. Aarvig is proud of her long record of success at ending litigation before trial by means of demurrers, motions to dismiss, and summary judgment motions.  Her practice includes all phases of litigation, including providing pre-litigation counsel to avoid lawsuits, all aspects of litigation at the trial level, and appellate work.  Her appellate work has resulted in several published opinions in the areas of employment law, police liability, and insurance law. 

 

Ms. Aarvig can be reached at maarvig@aarviglaw.com.

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Diane K. Huntley
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Diane K. Huntley was born and raised in Riverside, California and completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1986.  Ms. Huntley attended law school at Southwestern University in Los Angeles, receiving her Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude, in 1989.  Ms. Huntley’s legal education included participation in Southwestern’s Law Review.  She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court.

 

Ms. Huntley’s legal career has been focused on general civil litigation and appellate practice.  Ms. Huntley has a diverse background in handling litigation matters, concentrating primarily on the defense of public entities.  She also has extensive experience in school and workplace investigations and has earned a reputation for being thorough, diligent, and responsive to the needs of the client.

 

Ms. Huntley is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association and has participated in the Leo A. Deegan Inns of Court and Public Service Law Corporation. 

 

Ms. Huntley can be reached at dhuntley@aarviglaw.com

William A. Pennell

William A. Pennell has been practicing law since 2001.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University, College of Law.  He is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association.  In addition to being admitted before the Supreme Court of the State of California, Mr. Pennell is also admitted to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent & Trademark Office in 2003, and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado in 2013.  Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Pennell was a Mechanical Engineer for a Southern California manufacturing firm while he attended law school in the evening.  Mr. Pennell’s career has focused on defending civil litigation matters.  He has worked with a number of preeminent law firms in downtown Riverside specializing in general liability defense and practicing in areas including torts, personal injury, wrongful death, real estate & construction, public agency representation, insurance litigation, and business/commercial law with an emphasis on defending public entities.

Mr. Pennell can be reach at wpennell@aarviglaw.com.

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Daniel W. Ferris
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Daniel W. Ferris was born and raised in Riverside County.  Mr. Ferris obtained his undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014.  Mr. Ferris attended law school at Whittier Law School in Costa, Mesa, receiving his Juris Doctor Degree in 2017.  At his time at Whittier Law School Mr. Ferris was a certified law student and was a research assistant in international law.

 

 Mr. Ferris was admitted to the California bar in 2017.  Mr. Ferris enjoys defending protecting the communities that he grew up in.  Mr. Ferris is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association.

 

Mr. Ferris can be reached at dferris@aarviglaw.com.

 

Michael Reiter

Michael Reiter grew up in the Inland Empire. He graduated from Cajon High School in San Bernardino and left the Inland Empire to move to the Bay Area for college and law school.  He earned a B.A. at the University of California and a J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law.  

Michael Reiter is the former President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Redlands, and a long-time member of the Joseph B. Campbell American Inns of Court.  Michael Reiter also acts as an independent hearing officer for SBCERA, the County of San Bernardino’s retirement system. In addition to the San Bernardino County Bar Association and Inns of Court, Michael is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association and on the board of directors of Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, Inc.

Admitted to the California Bar on December 2, 1998, Michael Reiter started his career at the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino.  In 2001, he was appointed a Deputy City Attorney by the Common Council of the City of San Bernardino.  This mid-sized charter city had an elected City Attorney at the time.

The City of Redlands hired Michael Reiter as Assistant City Attorney and Assistant Agency Attorney in 2007. 

In 2010, he started a law firm practicing municipal law in Redlands until 2017.  In 2017, he became Of Counsel at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP in Redlands.

Today, starting in May 2021, Michael Reiter joined Aarvig & Associates, APC, returning to representing public entities exclusively.

Mr. Reiter can be reached at mreiter@aarviglaw.com.

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