Marshall Rudolph voted as new Inyo County Counsel

Inyo County press release

Independence – The Inyo County Board of Supervisors announced that Marshall Rudolph will be appointed as Inyo County Counsel upon the retirement of the current County Counsel, Marge Kemp-Williams.


The decision to appoint Mr. Rudolph was made today by a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors, with all members present. The Board will act upon a standard County personnel services contract, in open session, to finalize Mr. Rudolph’s appointment.

Mr. Rudolph currently works for Mono County where he has served as County Counsel for the past 19 years. He is the longest tenured County Counsel in the State of California. Prior to coming to Mono County in 1996, Mr. Rudolph worked for Best Best & Krieger. He earned his juris doctorate at Hastings College of Law, and completed his under-graduate work at Stanford University. He lives in Crowley.

“The County of Inyo, and the people we serve are extremely fortunate to have Marshall joining our team,” said Fifth District Supervisor and Chairman of the Board, Matt Kingsley. “There are very few public attorneys of his caliber or competence out there, and his decision to come to Inyo speaks volumes about the quality and attractiveness of the organization we are building.”

Sharing his reaction to the Board’s decision, Mr. Rudolph said, “I am flattered by Inyo County’s interest in appointing me, and am excited by the opportunity it presents at this point in my career.”

Inyo’s current County Counsel, Marge Kemp-Williams, announced last month that she will retire as Inyo County Counsel on December 30th. Soon after, the County began working to find a qualified person or firm with expertise in public sector executive recruitment to assist the Board of Supervisors in identifying and recruiting quality candidates for consideration as the County’s next County Counsel.

In addition to bolstering the County Counsel’s Office for years to come, the decision to hire Mr. Rudolph will eliminate the need to undertake this time-consuming and costly process. Such recruitments can cost in the neighborhood of $30,000 and take many months to complete.



7 Responses to Marshall Rudolph voted as new Inyo County Counsel

  1. John October 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

    This is good for Mono County, and bad for Inyo County.

  2. Leon Ames October 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Good for him! After the non-stop house-cleaning, across-the-board salary reductions (for everyone but the Supervisors) can’t say I blame the guy. Mono County is a rapidly-sinking ship.

  3. High Water October 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Great hire Inyo County. Way to think outside the box and shut up all the nay sayers, who say Inyo county doesn’t subscribe to the we only hire the ‘Good Ole Boys’ mantra. You showed them!

  4. Mono local October 19, 2015 at 7:45 am #

    Sure have to wonder what the mono county board of supervisors are thinking. Mono county has no CAO no human resources no risk management. They let marshal make his own contract last January. I wonder what he knows. I sure hope he is not getting a severance package. The morale is as bad as it could get !! Sure hope they have a plan.

    • Happy to serve October 19, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

      Mono Local, I personally do not think our Board considers anyone at all UNLESS you are one of the more wealthy constituents

  5. Mono watcher October 19, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    I want to be a Mono County Supervisor. Let’s see, I’ll start off by building cute little Xmas parade floats, reduce salaries of all county employees but mine (Rudolph’s included), pay no attention to those who’ve had enough and have bailed out of the mess, hire a CAO who has no intention of staying around and to act like a corporate hatchet-man … and all the while telling the media what “tax-eaters” the county employees are. Vote for me!

    • Santa October 20, 2015 at 8:41 am #

      There’s a Christmas parade?!?


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