Legal Services

Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP


Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost is a full-service education law firm, representing nearly 500 school districts and other education agencies across California. The firm is guided by a desire to assemble the most knowledgeable and skilled attorneys in the nation to represent our clients. Our mission is to help clients achieve their mission – to help all students reach their potential.

Lozano Smith Attorneys At Law

For nearly 30 years, Lozano Smith has been recognized as a preeminent leader serving hundreds of K-12 school districts and county offices of education throughout California. The firm’s unmatched culture continues to foster innovative, tailored legal services in every area of education law, including: charter schools, labor and employment, facilities and business, litigation, public finance, special education, student services and technology. Lozano Smith’s nine offices throughout the state provide clients with local, yet statewide expertise – giving clients the accessibility they deserve.

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

With 35 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR has become one of California’s leading law firms with more than 150 attorneys and eight offices throughout the state. Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for educational institutions, with particular strength in the areas of facilities and business services, governance, labor and employee relations, litigation, personnel management, student issues, staff development, technology, Title IX and training. For more information about us, visit our website at www.aalrr.com and sign up for our education law blog at: www.aalrreducationlaw.com.

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP


Formed in 1927, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, with nearly 100 attorneys in nine offices statewide, serves several hundred public agencies, including school districts, throughout California. Our firm is uniquely situated to partner with school district administrators and elected officials in navigating the complex landscape of education law while carrying out their challenging educational missions. Our highest priority is always serving our clients’ best interests in the most responsive and efficient way.

Our Education Law Practice Group provides comprehensive representation to public school districts in California. Our areas of specialty include Labor and Employment, Litigation, Real Property, Student Issues, Conflicts of Interest, Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance, and Charter School oversight. In serving public school districts, our first priority is to provide strong advocacy and sound, practical, and efficient legal advice. We represent a variety of school districts, from large urban unified school districts to smaller suburban elementary districts. We are sensitive to the unique legal issues facing school districts and are experienced in navigating the unique culture of each district and its various constituents: parents, community, educators, elected officials, employees, advocates and, most importantly, students.