Robert M. Myers
Robert M. Myers grew up in Northern Orange County when there were more orange trees than people. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1972 and Loyola Law School in 1975. While at Loyola, he was editor-in-chief of the law review and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He wrote Santa Monica’s rent control law as staff attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and served as Santa Monica City Attorney from 1981-1992. His private law practice focuses on complex civil rights issues and two post-conviction death penalty cases. He was lead counsel in the Chanda Smith class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1993 to its conclusion in 2020. He serves as Campus Counsel for the Santa Monica Community College District, where he provides a wide-range of legal services and serves on the College’s Emergency Operations Team.
Bob is a geospatial expert and obtained a Masters in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State in 2019. In 2020, he obtained a Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation and is currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Program in Geospatial Programming and Web Development.
Bob is a founding board member of Death Penalty Focus, the leading organization in California seeking abolition of the death penalty.
He is an outings leader with the Sierra Club and serves on the Management Committee of the Wilderness Training Committee and is Navigation Chair for the Leadership Training Committee.
His professional publications can be found at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9575-4889.