Gregory A. Wedner
Gregory A. Wedner is Managing Partner of Lozano Smith. He serves clients throughout California. His legal expertise is litigation on behalf of public agencies.
Mr. Wedner has tried numerous bench and jury trials in state and federal courts throughout California, obtained many summary judgments and adjudication orders in all judicial forums, and briefed or argued multiple state and federal appellate matters. He has also represented cities, counties, state agencies and law enforcement command staff in defense of employment, civil rights, and construction claims.
Published and appellate decisions he has briefed and argued include: Clovis Unified School District et al. v. Chiang 188 Cal.App.4th 794 (2010),Okun v. Morton, 203 Cal.App.3d 805 (1988); Mundy v. Household Finance Corp., 885 F.2d 542 (9th Cir. 1989); Novato Fire Protection Dist. v. United States, 181 F.3d 1135 (9th Cir. 1999); Mobley v. Los Angeles Unified Sch.Dist., 109 Cal.Rpt. 2nd 591; Alex G. v. Bd. of Trustees of Davis Joint Unified Sch. Dist., 332 F.Supp.2d 1315 (E.D. Cal. 2004);Alex G. v. Bd. of Trustees of Davis Joint Unified Sch. Dist., 387 F.Supp.2d 1119 (E.D. Cal. 2005); Chisom v. Board of Retirement of Fresno County Employees' Retirement Assn. (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th 400; and A.A. v. Raymond (E.D. Cal. July 22, 2013) 2013 WL 3816565. Mr. Wedner successfully represented Sonoma Valley Unified School District at the California Court of Appeal in McIntyre v. Sonoma Valley Unified School District, (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 170, where a certificated employee challenged her temporary employee classification. In that decision, the Court affirmed the authority of school districts to classify certificated employees as temporary for multiple years and upheld prior case law confirming that school districts are not required to match each temporary employee to a specific employee on leave.
Mr. Wedner received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law (cum laude) in 1975 and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, 1972 (cum laude).
He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1975. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all federal district courts in California, and the United States Tax Court.