Senior Assistant City Attorney
Police legal advisor; civil and criminal litigation
Background and experience
Tamara Bogosian has been practicing law for 18 years. Prior to joining the Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office, she was of Counsel in the Municipal Law practice group at Best Best & Krieger LLP. Tamara began her career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura District Attorney’s Office in 1999. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Tamara conducted numerous misdemeanor and felony arraignments, preliminary hearings, probation hearings, and jury trials. During her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Tamara was the prosecutor assigned to the Domestic Violence Court, Drug Court and worked as a grant attorney in the Sexual Assault unit.
In 2005, Tamara joined the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office where she was responsible for the vertical prosecution of driving under the influence offenses (including vehicular manslaughter) committed by youthful offenders through a grant provided by the California Department of Transportation’s Office of Traffic Safety.
In 2006, Tamara joined the Fresno City Attorney’s Office where she was the Supervisor of the Civil Litigation Unit. At the City Attorney’s Office, Tamara represented the City and its employees in both Federal and State Court involving such issues as the Public Records Act, civil rights, police liability, Pitchess motions, dangerous condition of public property, and other law enforcement related constitutional claims. Tamara was also a member of the Civil Liability/Critical Incident Response team where she responded to officer involved shootings and SWAT calls.
Tamara is a Board Member for Orange County Crimestoppers.
Tamara received her J.D. from Western State University College of Law and graduated from University of California at Irvine with a Political Science degree.