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Adams Silva & McNally LLP

We are a California education law firm providing the most experienced and responsive legal representation to school districts across California. We serve as general counsel for school districts, and in that capacity handle a variety of matters, including, but not limited to: Labor & Employment, Student issues, Special Education, Governance, and Litigation. ASM seeks to establish lasting partnerships with a solution-focused approach to best serve the interests of our clients.

Contact : Ric Silva

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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (Cerritos)

We are a leader in Education Law, representing eight of the ten largest California school districts. AALRR is a full-service law firm, with more than 170 attorneys in nine offices statewide, and is regularly recognized as one of the most diverse firms in California.

Contact : Darrell Uran

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Best Best & Krieger, LLP

We provide comprehensive and cost-effective legal solutions for school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and universities. A full service law firm, BB&K provides unparalleled breadth and depth of experience in all areas of general and special counsel representation.

Contact : Ashley Fernandez

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Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

We have been an integral part of the California legal landscape for over 80 years. Two of the firm's founding partners, Louis H. Burke and Thomas P. White, went on to serve as California Supreme Court Justices. Today, with nearly 100 attorneys and eight offices throughout California, we are fully prepared to meet your school district's legal needs. Our clients value not only our expertise and efficiency, but also our integrity, responsiveness and commitment to their public mission. In representing public entities and school districts throughout the State, our only focus is to serve our clients so that they may receive the very best possible results and maximize their valuable resources. Visit us online at www.bwslaw.com

Contact : Adreena Thomas

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Dannis Woliver Kelley

We are a full service education law firm focused entirely on serving the legal representation needs of California public school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and other educational organizations. Established in 1976, DWK was one of the first California law firms to devote its practice to governing boards, public schools and education. With seven offices throughout California, DWK provides preventive, practical and cost effective legal counsel on key issues surrounding your core mission--the education of students.

Contact : Nancy Kumamoto

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Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP

We provide comprehensive legal services across all areas of practice to more than 400 of California's education institutions from six locations statewide. As many F3 attorneys and senior staff began their careers in public education, they continue their passion for and commitment to public education through their Celebrate Success Awards Series, which honors student and district excellence with academic and artistic awards.

Contact : Kelli Moors

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Hanna Brophy, MacLean, McAleer, and Jensen, LLP

We specialize in workers’ compensation defense. Since 1943, employers throughout California have looked to Hanna Brophy in legal representation. With offices located all throughout California, seasoned partners and experienced associates blend their expertise in the representation of our clients. Each office enjoys a regional reputation among judges and opposing counsel as a solid, aggressive legal representative of employers and insurance carriers.

Contact : JP Navarro

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Jones Hall

Since the establishment of Jones Hall in 1978, it has been among the leading bond counsel firms in California, providing legal services of the highest quality. With one office located in the financial district of San Francisco near the offices of the national rating agencies of S&P and Moody’s and the offices of numerous bond underwriting firms, Jones Hall is well positioned to provide its clients with the highest level of legal expertise and service. Most Jones Hall attorneys have careers that have spanned decades in the bond industry, with first-hand experience responding to changes in the law, the economy and political climate. For calendar year 2017, Jones Hall ranked number one in the number of successful bond closings among other California Bond Counsel firms, leading over 225 deals with total par amount of over $6.3 billion to a successful close (Source: Thomson-Reuters News Group). A large percentage of the firm’s representations are for California school districts in connection with the calling of general obligation bond elections, the issuance of general obligation bonds and refunding bonds, and the delivery of certificates of participation. On the November 2016 ballot alone, Jones Hall represented school districts on over 50 measures presented to California voters.

Contact : Courtney Jones

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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

We are a full-service law firm for public schools. For nearly 40 years we’ve had the privilege of being their trusted advisors, providing general counsel, labor and litigation advice, assistance and training in all legal aspects of education, employment, student matters, labor relations, governance, business, construction and facilities. We understand the urgent and sensitive nature of legal issues in the academic environment.

Contact : Katie Huber

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Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP

We are a leader in the field of public agency representation throughout the state, serviced by offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, Costa Mesa and San Diego. Our public agency representation focuses on matters of construction, real estate, labor and employment, environmental, education, and charter school law.

Contact : Phil Henderson

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

We have a commitment to public finance stretching back for more than a century. For most of the past two decades, we have ranked number one in the country as bond counsel and as underwriter’s counsel, averaging a combined market share of over 12 percent of all municipal debt obligations issued each year. Our reputation for safety and reliability has enabled us to innovate a number of public finance techniques that have been widely adopted throughout the municipal marketplace.

Contact : Donald Field

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Stradling, Yocca, Carlson, & Rauth

We are a public finance law firm serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel throughout California.

Contact : Nicholas Heuer

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