Janae Lopes is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Fresno office. She is a member of both the firm’s Labor and Employment and the Facilities and Business Practice Groups.
Ms. Lopes has a broad scope of legal experience, including preparing discovery requests and responses, pleadings, and motions. She has represented clients at various types of administrative hearings, including CalPERS and unemployment benefits appeals, and employee termination appeals. Ms. Lopes has a wide range of experience in the litigation realm of labor and employment matters.
Ms. Lopes also has experience in representing city governments, including responsibility for code compliance, opposing Pitchess Motions, and obtaining Nuisance Abatement Warrants on behalf of the City.
Ms. Lopes is a member of the American Bar Association and the Fresno County Bar Association. She is admitted to the Eastern District of California, the Southern District of California and to practice in all California courts.
Ms. Lopes earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was an articles editor for The Journal of College and University Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from University of San Diego where she graduated magna cum laude.
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