Laurie A. Avedisian
Laurie A. Avedisian is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Fresno office and co-chair of the firm's Local Government Practice Group. Her legal expertise includes advice regarding complex business and facilities matters on behalf of public agencies. She is a skilled negotiator, having arranged numerous contracts including various real estate, development and consulting agreements.
Ms. Avedisian currently serves as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Coalinga, Firebaugh and Parlier. In that capacity she provides a full range of legal advice and services in all aspects of municipal law, including attendance at City Council meetings. She also assists clients with real property acquisitions, bidding and construction, government liability, Brown Act issues and compliance, and issues related to former redevelopment agencies, including successor agencies and oversight boards. Ms. Avedisian attends multiple Oversight Board meetings for clients spanning three counties.
Ms. Avedisian was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013. Each year, less than two and a half percent of lawyers in California receive this designation.
Ms. Avedisian earned her J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, (cum laude), in 2003. She earned a B.S. from California State University, Fresno, in 2001.
- Fresno County Bar Association Board Member 2008 - present; President 2013
- Fresno County Women Lawyers, Current Member
- Fresno County Young Lawyer's Association, Board Member 2004 - 2009; President 2008