County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel
Elena M. Boeva joined the office in 2007 as a Deputy County Counsel, where she practices in the area of public entity defense, bond enforcement, transactional law, and administrative matters. She received her J.D. cum laude from California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, in January 2001, and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
After successfully passing the bar exam and being admitted to the California State Bar in May of 2001, Ms. Boeva began practicing law exclusively in the area of insurance defense at the Riverside Law Offices of Kinkle, Rodiger and Springs, Inc. In 2004 she joined Donner Fernandez & Lauby, LLP (currently Fernandez & Lauby, LLP) where she primarily practiced insurance defense litigation.
At County Counsel, Ms. Boeva handles a variety of matters, including litigation cases, administrative matters, and transactional law. When she first joined the office, she handled various litigation cases (personal injury lawsuits dangerous conditions of public property, property damage, unlawful tax sales of real property, and petitions for writ of mandate). She also assisted with handling code enforcement matters, including abatements and statements of expense, before the Board of Supervisors, and reviewing Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions for different entities making sure they complied with the final map conditions of approval.
Her assignment has changed to handling land use matters, including reviewing Subdivision Improvement Agreements and surety bonds which guarantee faithful performance under the Subdivision Improvement Agreements, for the County of Riverside Transportation Department, and other land use agreements (Agreements for Grading Projects, Agreements for Landscape Improvements, Mine Reclamation Agreements) for the Building and Safety Department. Ms. Boeva has also been prosecuting bond enforcement cases on behalf of the County of Riverside, and defending the County of Riverside in breach of contract and enforcement of stop notice lawsuits.
Ms. Boeva is admitted to practice in all state courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She is a member of the Riverside County Bar Association. She is bilingual with her primary language being Russian.