Joseph C. Kinkade
Joseph C. Kinkade came to Lozano Smith in an "Of Counsel" capacity after having advised Northern California school districts on various legal matters for more than 16 years. Prior to that, Mr. Kinkade served as a teacher and then an administrator in California school districts beginning in 1973.
Mr. Kinkade's areas of expertise include labor and employment matters, including employee discipline and dismissal matters, grievance arbitrations, hearings before the PERB, and the resolution of disputes before the DFEH and EEOC. Mr. Kinkade also deals extensively with student discipline matters, including expulsions. He has successfully sought and obtained hundreds of restraining orders in courts throughout Northern California on behalf of school and college districts.
Published appellate decisions before the California Supreme Court include CSEA v. Marin CCD, 8 Cal.4th 333 (1994); and Round Valley Teacher's Association v. Round Valley Unified School District, 13 Cal.4th 269 (1996).
Mr. Kinkade received his undergraduate degree and teaching credentials at Chico State College. He attended law school at night while serving as a school administrator during the day. He received his law degree (cum laude) in 1991. He is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in California.