Legislative Advocacy

With more than 40 years of experience advising and advocating on behalf of California counties, Hurst Brooks Espinosa, LLC provides advocacy services before the California State Legislature, the Executive branch, and state administrative agencies. Clients benefit from a team approach in which the partners leverage their extensive networks and relationships to assist clients in developing effective advocacy strategies and solutions.

Strategic Advice

Hurst Brooks Espinosa, LLC offers extensive and unique expertise navigating California state and local government decision-making processes. The firm’s principals use their skills and knowledge to help clients engaged and interested in doing business in California deftly navigate policy, programmatic, political, and fiscal issues at the state and local levels.

The partners at Hurst Brooks Espinosa, LLC focus on strategic analysis and advice to help position clients for success.

State Budget Advocacy

With unparalleled experience successfully navigating the state budget process, the partners cumulatively have decades of experience in state budget advocacy—including policy development, analysis, strategy, testimony, and negotiation. The firm has forged important relationships in the Capitol and with the Governor’s fiscal advisors, stemming from the partners’ role as lead negotiators of the $6 billion Public Safety Realignment agreement in 2011 between counties and the Brown Administration.


The firm brings a strong advocacy approach to state and local programs, state and local fiscal matters, and state and local budgets. The firm is available to provide in-depth analysis on a wide array of state and local issues, including those in the areas of government finance and operations, health and human services, and public safety.

The partners are well-positioned to assist local governments, state government, non-profits, and private sector business in strategy, communications, coalition building, advocacy, and policy development and execution.