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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (Cerritos)

We are a leader in Education Law, representing eight of the ten largest California school districts. AALRR is a full-service law firm, with more than 170 attorneys in nine offices statewide, and is regularly recognized as one of the most diverse firms in California.

Contact : Darrell Uran

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Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

We have been an integral part of the California legal landscape for over 80 years. Two of the firm's founding partners, Louis H. Burke and Thomas P. White, went on to serve as California Supreme Court Justices. Today, with nearly 100 attorneys and eight offices throughout California, we are fully prepared to meet your school district's legal needs. Our clients value not only our expertise and efficiency, but also our integrity, responsiveness and commitment to their public mission. In representing public entities and school districts throughout the State, our only focus is to serve our clients so that they may receive the very best possible results and maximize their valuable resources. Visit us online at

Contact : Mark Garcia

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CSBA Legal Services

CSBA’s Legal Services program is a subscription-based program that provides CSBA members with cost-effective legal advice and legal services. Subscribers receive: (1) access to CSBA attorneys who can provide low-cost legal services on all matters related to public education, and (2) unlimited access to our online Resource Library: a repository of CBAs, MOUs, salary schedules, and legal resources designed to assist members in negotiations.

Contact : Alex Worthy

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Dannis Woliver Kelley

We are a full service education law firm focused entirely on serving the legal representation needs of California public school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and other educational organizations. Established in 1976, DWK was one of the first California law firms to devote its practice to governing boards, public schools and education. With seven offices throughout California, DWK provides preventive, practical and cost effective legal counsel on key issues surrounding your core mission--the education of students.

Contact : Luis Kischmischian

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F3 Law

F3 Law provides legal services in the context of our clients’ mission, vision and values. Our more than 100 attorneys across the state of California offer their legal counsel and service to help clients achieve their goals, and their exceptional skills are matched only by their passion to serve public education. Many F3 attorneys began their professional careers in education and from this experience they never lose their passion for education’s central purpose. F3 Law represents more than 500 of California's educational institutions and related agencies.

Contact : Jennifer Larivee

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Jones Hall

Since the establishment of Jones Hall in 1978, it has been among the leading bond counsel firms in California, providing legal services of the highest quality. With one office located in the financial district of San Francisco near the offices of the national rating agencies of S&P and Moody’s and the offices of numerous bond underwriting firms, Jones Hall is well positioned to provide its clients with the highest level of legal expertise and service. Most Jones Hall attorneys have careers that have spanned decades in the bond industry, with first-hand experience responding to changes in the law, the economy and political climate. For calendar year 2017, Jones Hall ranked number one in the number of successful bond closings among other California Bond Counsel firms, leading over 225 deals with total par amount of over $6.3 billion to a successful close (Source: Thomson-Reuters News Group). A large percentage of the firm’s representations are for California school districts in connection with the calling of general obligation bond elections, the issuance of general obligation bonds and refunding bonds, and the delivery of certificates of participation. On the November 2016 ballot alone, Jones Hall represented school districts on over 50 measures presented to California voters.

Contact : Courtney Jones

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LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. We help lawyers win cases, manage their work more efficiently, serve their clients better and grow their practices. We assist corporations in better understanding their markets and preventing bribery and corruption within their supply chains. We partner with leading global associations and customers to help collect evidence against war criminals and provide tools to combat human trafficking. We endeavour to advance the rule of law across the world.

Contact : Anne Vitale

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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

We are a full-service law firm for public schools. For nearly 40 years we’ve had the privilege of being their trusted advisors, providing general counsel, labor and litigation advice, assistance and training in all legal aspects of education, employment, student matters, labor relations, governance, business, construction and facilities. We understand the urgent and sensitive nature of legal issues in the academic environment.

Contact : Nancy Lopez

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Lozano Smith, LLP

We are proud to partner with California’s school districts as a leader in education law. We are constantly finding ways to integrate passion and innovation into our legal counsel in an effort to support you and your district. It started over 30 years ago when our founding partners chose to focus on relationships and accessibility. Today our clients have the benefits of a large firm with 8 offices throughout California, but with the comfortable relationships of a small firm. Every day we see school district leaders experiencing new and unforeseen issues, which is why you deserve a law firm that covers every area of education law. We are unique in that we essentially operate as would in-house counsel, and our team of more than 100 Lozano Smith attorneys is available at the moment you need us and fully-informed about your needs.

Contact : Andrew Garcia

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Orbach Huff & Henderson LLP

We are a leader in the field of public agency representation throughout the state, serviced by offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, Costa Mesa and San Diego. Our public agency representation focuses on matters of construction, real estate, labor and employment, environmental, education, and charter school law.

Contact : Phil Henderson

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

We are the nation's top ranked bond counsel firm, we provide reliable, cost-effective, innovative services and solutions for all types of public finance matters. We also act as disclosure counsel, issues counsel and special tax counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, as well as providing post-issuance services in connection with arbitrage rebate, continuing disclosure, IRS audits, SEC investigations, defaults and bankruptcies.

Contact : Lauren Sommerhauser

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Parker & Covert LLP

In 1978, Parker & Covert began as one of the first exclusive education law firms in California. In the over 40 years since our founding, our legal practice has focused on providing valued, cost-effective legal services to Boards of Education, school and community college districts throughout the State. We are a full-service law firm with offices in Tustin and Sacramento and have a diverse team of dedicated attorneys who believe in public education and the communities they serve. We value our clients not only as business partners, but as educators and professionals who provide opportunities to future generations of leaders.

Contact : Douglas Yeoman

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