Joshua  Whiteside

Associate | Fresno

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Joshua Whiteside is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Fresno Office, with a focus on the Special Education and Student aspects of education law.


Mr. Whiteside has a broad range of experience, including advising clients on landlord-tenant, consumer debt, domestic violence and elder abuse restraining orders, education, employment, estate planning, guardianship, health, immigration, and public benefits matters. He has also advised clients on a variety of health-related issues, including eligibility appeals for health insurance, debt collection defense, medical billing disputes, access to medical care and the Affordable Care Act. He also worked to educate high-risk and disadvantaged high school youth with a mock trial on environmental law.


Mr. Whiteside earned his J.D. degree from Chapman University School of Law. He received a B.A. in History from the University of California, San Diego.

Attorney General Sessions Defines Federal Funding Subject to Withholding Due to Sanctuary Policies

By: William Curley IIIJoshua Whiteside-

June 2017 Number 27 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided clarity on which federal funding would be subject to a withholding for implementing "sanctuary" policies that direct employees to refuse to communicate with, or frustrate communication of immigration status information to, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as required by federal law. On May 22, 2017, the Attorney General issued a memorandum regarding one of President Donald J. Trump's executive orders that would w...

U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Implementing ESSA's New Provisions Regarding Homeless Students

By: Sloan SimmonsJoshua Whiteside-

October 2016 Number 72 On July 27, 2016, the United States Department of Education (DOE) issued non-regulatory guidance to the nation's schools addressing changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as implemented by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) to the definition of homeless students under the McKinney-Vento Act (42 U.S.C. § 11301 et seq.). The guidance addresses state and local requirements for educating homeless youth, including local educational ...

Legislative Update: Governor Signs Two Attendance-Related Bills

By: Harold FreimanJoshua Whiteside-

August 2016 Number 48 On July 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed two Assembly bills related to K-12 school district student attendance. Assembly Bill (AB) 2537 indefinitely extends Education Code section 48204 subdivision (b), which permits a student to attend school near where their parent works. Assembly Bill (AB) 1593 makes a student's attendance at a naturalization ceremony an excused absence. AB 2537: Interdistrict Transfers Because of Parent Employment to Continue Indefinitely...