Harvey Levine has been the City Attorney of Fremont for 25 years. His first public agency job was as a student for Los Angeles County Real Estate Management Division while an undergraduate Political Science Major at UCLA. In 1970, after a short stint teaching third grade in South Central Los Angeles, he moved to the Bay Area where he correctly thought the action was.
Harvey’s two years with the newly minted California Coastal Commission during and after law school was perhaps the most dramatic, cutting edge and improvisational experience a young lawyer could hope for.
Hired in 1975, as Pleasanton’s first deputy city attorney, he had to figure out the game as he went. Two years later he was appointed City Attorney of Pleasanton at 31, the youngest City Attorney in the Bay Area at the time. In 1982 he became one of two Assistants in San Jose City Attorney’s office, managing the 10-attorney advice division.
In 1985 Harvey went into private practice where handled major cases on two new areas of the law, school fees and recycling, plus lots of land use and public private partnerships. In 1995 the City of Fremont called, and he found his professional home. Fremont is a very special place where has enjoyed the working with amazing City Councils, City Managers and public servants. Not to mention incredible community leaders.
He studied Public Administration at Cal State Hayward and graduated from U.C. Hastings in 1974.