California’s Premier Education and Public Agency Law Firm

For more than 35 years, Lozano Smith has served as a recognized leader committed to providing innovative and tailored legal solutions that cannot be found elsewhere. As a firm, on that very first day in 1988, we chose to dedicate our entire practice to the students, teachers, administrators, public officials and community members who make up the education and public sectors in California.

Today, that same commitment holds true, and hundreds of clients continue to place their trust in Lozano Smith.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lozano Smith firmly believes that our strength, quality, and growth is directly attributable to the diversity of our entire team. We are a team of people who look, speak, think, believe, and move differently than one another, but share a common purpose: providing exceptional legal services to all of our clients. We believe that inclusion is first actively seeing, welcoming, embracing, and celebrating our differences. It is then ensuring that all employees have meaningful opportunities to advance and grow in the firm. We want everyone on our team to feel supported, respected, and included.

The makeup of our team is one example of how we value these qualities.

  • Percentage of Female New Hires
  • Percentage of New Hires of Color
  • Percentage of Female Partners
  • Percentage of Employees of Color
  • Percentage of Female Associates
  • Percentage of Associates of Color

Covering the State, Literally.

Our clients deserve accessibility and expertise. Your time is valuable, and you are focused on being with students and out in the community as much as possible. You should expect local, yet statewide expertise in every area of law. We certainly do. That's just one reason we have offices in 8 California cities: Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Fresno, Monterey, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

We exist as a full-service education and public agency law firm, serving hundreds of California's K-12 and community college districts, universities, and numerous cities, counties, and special districts. Clients benefit from the experience of all our attorneys throughout the State, but are regularly served by those who follow the same local news stories.

Why Lozano Smith? We value the relationship.

Side to side, top to bottom, everyone who calls Lozano Smith home understands the importance of being there for clients when they need us most. Our clients know that we will always provide the highest quality legal services; that they can count on us to be creative and compassionate, innovative and enthusiastic; and that we are always available to them 24/7. After all, our clients, communities and children throughout the state deserve it.