Michelle N. Sliwa is an Associate in Lozano Smith's San Diego office. Her practice focuses on special education, labor and employment, and student aspects of public agency law.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Sliwa practiced insurance coverage and litigation involving commercial general liability policies. She evaluated the strengths, weaknesses, points of negotiation, and recommendations for further strategy for complex construction defect claims. Ms. Sliwa also gained practical experience as a Certified Post-Graduate Law Clerk for the City of San Diego's Office of the City Attorney. She appeared before the court as second chair in several jury trials.
Ms. Sliwa earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. During law school, she completed the California Dispute Resolution Program training and acted as the Community Outreach Chair for the Day Student Bar Association, where she organized the annual blood drive and initiated a school supply drive for the nearby primary school in downtown Los Angeles. Ms. Sliwa also volunteered at the Legal Aid Foundation, assisting with landlord-tenant disputes and domestic violence matters. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles.