Lozano Smith Attorneys At Law

For over 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 eight offices throughout the state provide clients with local, yet statewide expertise – giving clients the accessibility they deserve.


AB 392 Changes Use of Force Standards

AB 392 Changes Use of Force Standards


Jenell Van Bindsbergen, Junaid Halani

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) into law. AB 392 modifies the standards surrounding the use of deadly force by Police and other peace officers in the line of duty....

Upcoming Events

Special Education Legal Consortium (Monterey)

Special Education Legal Consortium (Monterey)

10/15/2019 from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Monterey, CA

Special Education Legal Consortium (Northern California)

Special Education Legal Consortium (Northern California)

10/29/2019 from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Elk Grove, CA

Special Education Legal Consortium (Central California)

Special Education Legal Consortium (Central California)

10/31/2019 from 8:00am - 12:30pm

Clovis, CA

Construction Workshop - Napa

Successfully Contracting for Construction in the Next Decade

11/5/2019 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Napa, CA

Let’s Talk – Lozano Smith’s Public Agency Podcast

Your News in New Ways. All the Time.

Time is of the essence, but we don’t always have it. That’s why our team has introduced a new medium for you to receive your legal updates. Lozano Smith’s podcast features trend-ing news in bite-size, conversational ways. Access these recordings in your car, in the of-fice or anywhere in between.

Episodes Available Now

We invite you to check out all released episodes, including: affordable housing, Title IX, school finance, marijuana in schools, restraints in the classroom, police in schools, energy efficient projects, and more.

Title IX Overview and Toolkit

The all-important topic of sexual harassment has taken center stage on a national level, and school districts are faced with exceedingly high obligations for addressing claims of sexual misconduct under Title IX. To help school district leaders address Title IX requirements and obligations, ACSA has partnered with Lozano Smith to develop a suite of related resources.

Download this resource that includes checklists, in-depth articles and valuable guides on implementing Title IX in your district.

Lozano Smith’s Title IX Impact Team

Title IX has taken center stage on a number of fronts. Long before the national attention, Lozano Smith’s Title IX Impact Team was formed as a specialized group dedicated to the pressing issues faced by school districts. From athletics to sexual violence, this team advises, trains, and educates clients on the various components of Title IX – from prevention and mitigation to investigation and response.

Areas of Practice

The Title IX Impact Team draws from multiple practice groups and focuses to streamline advice and counsel. Areas in which the group provides advice and training include:

  • Audit of athletic programs
  • Audit of grievance procedures and policies
  • Discipline of employees and students
  • Sexual misconduct and harassment
  • Student and employee protections
  • Investigations
  • Title IX Coordinator roles and responsibilities
  • District and employee liability
  • Interaction with law enforcement agencies
  • Litigation

Key Contributors

Trevin Sims, Michelle Cannon, and Stephanie White.

Lozano Smith Attorneys at Law