County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel IV-S
Michael Puentes is a supervisor in the Juvenile Dependency Unit. For 15 years, he has provided advisory and litigation services to the Department of Public Social Services (Department). Mr. Puentes has also researched and written appellate briefs in the dependency arena. Furthermore, he provides training to Department staff.
Prior to his employment with the Office of County Counsel, Mr. Puentes was a Congressional staff member for the Hon. Edward R. Roybal (D-CA.), in Washington, D.C. He was also a Congressional staff member for the Hon. Lynn Schenk (D-CA.), in San Diego, California.
Mr. Puentes earned his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Puentes is admitted to the practice of law in California.