About Us

The law firm of McDougal, Boehmer, Foley, Lyon, Mitchell & Erickson was established in San Diego County in 1946 and since that time has represented cities and special districts in San Diego County longer than any other local firm.

The Firm’s attorneys combine over 100 years of litigation and municipal law experience.

As a mid-size legal firm, we are large enough to provide our clients with a strong group of professionals who offer a variety of experience and specialties, but small enough to provide personalized service. This high level of service is the reason our firm has enjoyed longevity with many of our clients, some of whom we have represented for decades.


We pride ourselves on these values

Personalized Service.

Our attorneys provide personal services to clients on an ongoing basis and at every stage of their representation. Our city attorneys and general counsels do not just appear at the public meetings. They are personally involved in providing day-to-day advice and services and are in constant communication with the client agencies and officials to ensure that timely and high level service is provided.

Convenience & Value.

We have one centrally located office that allows us to provide convenient service to clients in all areas of San Diego County and Imperial County.

Our size allows us to manage our costs and expenses so that we can provide all of our legal services at competitive rates.


Our litigation and public agency attorneys combine over 100 years of experience. Our attorneys provide a full range of legal services including business and corporate law, civil appeals and writs, family law, labor and employment, litigation, municipal law, special district law, and trust and estate services.

When you entrust our firm with your legal representation, you can be confident your representation is in experienced hands.

Firm Facts

5 firm partners
provide 100+ years
of combined legal

McDougal Love
has represented San Diego
County and all 18 cities
in the County.

5 former firm
have been appointed
to the
judicial bench.