Our sole objective is to ensure the success of our clients in all endeavors. When a client brings us a problem they are facing, in a sense, they are standing on the threshold – contemplating what to do. They are on one side of the door and the outcome they desire is on the other. In order to succeed, they must open the door and step through. Our door is the way to success. It is always open, accessible and easy to identify. And, it is the only door you need.

Lozano Smith is a full-service education and public agency law firm serving hundreds of California’s K-12 and community college districts, universities, and numerous cities, counties, and special districts. Established in 1988, the firm prides itself on fostering longstanding relationships with administrators and public officials, while advising and counseling on complex and ever-changing laws. Ultimately, this allows clients to stay focused on what matters most – the success of their district, students and communities they serve.

The firm’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, real property and construction matters, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, bond elections, governance, and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in 8 California locations: Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Redding, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, San Diego and Walnut Creek.


To consistently deliver superior and invaluable service, our attorneys regularly provide telephone consultation, table negotiations, written opinion letters, meetings at client sites, attendance at board meetings and other public meetings as necessary and preventive legal services and training in a wide variety of areas. In doing so, we understand the need for flexibility and access at all time. That’s why our team is available seven days a week, day or night. In short, the firm operates as would in-house counsel, with lawyers immediately responsive to client needs and fully informed about the client’s operations.

Recognizing that a substantial component of our competitive advantage is our outstanding workforce, Lozano Smith strives to reflect and embrace California’s rich culture, and is committed to maintaining a workforce reflective of the state’s and clients’ diverse population. By recruiting, hiring and retaining people of varied backgrounds, the firm integrates their unique perspectives resulting in deeper insights into its clients’ needs. This insight enables Lozano Smith to craft more effective solutions to achieve client objectives. More on Diversity

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