Crystal M. Pizano is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Fresno office. Her practice is focused on the labor and employment, and student aspects of public agency law.
Ms. Pizano advises clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour complaints in court, mediation, and arbitration. She defends employers against administrative complaints and citations before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Cal/OSHA, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agricultural Labor Relations Board, Public Employment Relations Board, and National Labor Relations Board. She is also experienced in drafting personnel and workplace policies for employers, such as employee handbooks. Additionally, Ms. Pizano has extensive experience in handling Public Records Act matters for various cities and counties and handles contract drafting and negotiations through her role as counsel for local municipalities.
Ms. Pizano earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she received an Employment Law Certificate, and was a recipient of the Kenneth Lloyd Scholarship. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude
) in Political Science from California State University, Fresno.