About Us

California Advocates, Inc. is California's oldest contract advocacy firm established in 1970. During our 42 years, we have provided professional advocacy services before the legislature and regulatory agencies for a broad range of associations, specialty societies and corporate clients on a myriad of public policy issues. We currently provide legislative and regulatory advocacy services to nearly 50 clients and invite you to review our client base on this website.

In 1991, we formed California Advocates Management Services (CAMS) at the encouragement of several lobbying clients who sought our professional expertise in the management of their internal matters. We currently provide a broad range of management services to a diverse variety of state, regional, and national association clients. California Advocates, Inc. uniquely combines a solution based legislative and regulatory advocacy firm with a full-service association management firm capable of providing an array of services from complete management services, meeting planning, and major trade shows.



  • Retention by the World Bank to legislatively expand the permissible investments of California public pension funds to include certain financial instruments issued by the World Bank.

  • Representation of H. D. Vest and a number of other financial services providers who successfully expanded the law permitting the sale of commission-based investments.

  • Successful management of the merger of two fledging trade associations to one thriving association.

  • Successful facilitation of an association name and infrastructure change.

  • Successful development and implementation of technological efficiencies.