Wiley R. Driskill is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith’s Fresno Office, with a focus on the Labor & Employment and Litigation aspects of public agency law. He was selected as a Northern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine from 2012-2017.
Mr. Driskill has more than a decade of litigation experience focused in the areas of civil litigation, business litigation, public agency and entity law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, defending public entities, and defending employment discrimination and FEHA claims. In addition to numerous administrative hearings and arbitrations, Mr. Driskill has successfully tried court and jury trials to decision and verdict in state and federal court. He also has extensive experience drafting and arguing complex legal briefs and motions, and has successfully argued appeals before the state district courts of appeal and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Driskill earned his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. He graduated in the top 15% of his class, and was a recipient of the Witkin and CALI Awards. He received an M.A. in History from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in History from Santa Clara University.