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SOURCE Lozano Smith
FRESNO, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lozano Smith, LLP, a leading California education and public agency law firm, announced today that five attorneys from its statewide offices have been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, less than five percent of the lawyers in the state receive the Super Lawyers designation, while less than two and a half percent of lawyers receive the Rising Star designation.
Lozano Smith attorneys selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers List include:
Louis T. Lozano, Partner, Northern California Super Lawyer
Gregory A. Wedner, Partner, Northern California Super Lawyer
Laurie Avedisian-Favini, Partner, Rising Star
Marisa R. Lincoln, Senior Counsel, Rising Star
Ashley N. Emerzian, Associate, Rising Star
Louis T. Lozano and Gregory A. Wedner were both selected as Northern California Super Lawyers. Mr. Lozano, a revered attorney practicing in Monterey known for his labor negotiation skills, has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top attorneys in California for the ninth consecutive year. Mr. Wedner, Managing Partner of Lozano Smith, LLP, practices primarily out of the firm's North Bay and Sacramento offices where he regularly serves as the lead litigator on behalf of public agencies, specializing in employment matters and all other areas of education and municipal law.
"Our commitment has always been to partner with public agencies to continually enhance the quality of education and the communities in which we live," said Karen Rezendes, Assistant Managing Partner of Lozano Smith, LLP. "As a firm, we are extremely grateful for these distinguished selections, and we recognize the honors result from longstanding collaboration with clients who are equally passionate about serving our children and communities."
Laurie Avedisian-Favini practices out of the Fresno office, and serves as City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney for a number of Central Valley clients. Ms. Avedisian-Favini is also co-chair of the firm's Local Government Practice Group. Marisa R. Lincoln is Senior Counsel in the Walnut Creek office where she specializes in classified and certificated personnel matters and labor relations. Ms. Lincoln also specializes in charter school law. Ashley N. Emerzian represents the firm's public agency clients, with a focus on general counsel, as well as labor and employment matters on behalf of school districts. Additionally, Ms. Emerzian serves the Central Valley through involvement in various non-profits, including as a member of the Board of Directors for the California Young Lawyers Association.
About Lozano Smith
Lozano Smith is 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. The firm's expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, technology, real property and construction matters, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, bond elections, governance, and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in 8 California locations: Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Petaluma, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego and Walnut Creek. For more information about Lozano Smith or to see full attorney bios, visit www.LozanoSmith.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also download the Lozano Smith App.
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