Michael S. Daudt, Director

Michael S. Daudt
Phone: (714) 415-1059
Fax: (714) 415-1159
Email: mdaudt@woodruff.law
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Practice Areas

Practice Description

Michael Daudt serves as City Attorney to the City of Los Alamitos and as General Counsel to the West Cities Police Communications Center (West-Comm). Mr. Daudt also serves as Assistant City Attorney to the City of Tustin, as General Counsel to the Orange County Fire Authority, and as Planning Commission Counsel to the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.


Mr. Daudt regularly advises public agency clients on a range of subjects including the Ralph M. Brown Act, Public Records Act, conflicts of interests, Land Use and Planning Law, municipal contracting and procurement, Government Tort Claims Act, Elections Code, Subdivision Map Act, Density Bonus Law, and the California Environmental Quality Act.  Additionally, Mr. Daudt has represented clients in quasi-judicial administrative hearings, advised hearing bodies during entitlement revocation proceedings, and assisted with processing requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Mr. Daudt has drafted complex ordinances, resolutions and administrative policies and procedures, and has also drafted, reviewed, and negotiated a wide range of agreements, including professional services agreements, public works contracts, development agreements, real property purchase and sale agreements, leases, licenses, affordable housing agreements, and other real property instruments.

Professional Activities

Mr. Daudt is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County City Attorneys’ Association.


• Pepperdine University (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
• California State University, Los Angeles (M.S., Public Administration, 2004)
• University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A., 2000)