Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, December 2, 2009


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City Attorney Trutanich Expected to Return to Work Today


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is expected to return to work today after being hospitalized Saturday after suffering abdominal pains, a spokesperson said yesterday.

The spokesperson said that Trutanich, 58, was awaiting test results to determine the potential cause of his ailments and declined to say where Trutanich had been treated.

Special Assistant City Attorney David Berger suggested to the MetNews that Trutanich “needs to pace himself.”

Trutanich was sworn into office July 1 after prevailing in a runoff election against former City Councilman Jack Weiss with just over 55 percent of the vote.

He earned both his undergraduate and business degrees from USC, and then attended the South Bay University College of law at night.

Upon graduating and gaining admission to the State Bar in 1979, Trutanich opened a small practice in his hometown of San Pedro, but shortly after that joined the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

In 1988, he re-entered private practice, establishing the environmental law firm of Jaffe, Trutanich, Scatena & Blum, and 10 years later he helped form the Long Beach firm of Trutanich Michel, where he remained a name partner until his election as city attorney.


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