Cory R. Lacy is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s San Diego office. Mr. Lacy’s practice focuses on the representation of school districts, community college districts, special districts, and municipalities in areas including facilities and business, labor and employment, workplace investigations, municipal law, and public finance for clients throughout California.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Mr. Lacy was an associate at a regional, full-service law firm and advised and litigated matters for public entities, including community college districts, special districts, and municipalities. Mr. Lacy’s practice also focused on the representation of large multi-national corporations and small businesses in state and federal court in both California and Nevada, in areas such as pharmacy malpractice, Unfair Competition Laws, insurance coverage, trucking liability, consumer class action defense, and premises liability. Mr. Lacy has a broad base of experience, which includes extensive litigation, alternative dispute resolution, board guidance, and administrative hearings.
Mr. Lacy earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
, from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. During law school, Mr. Lacy was the Chief Notes Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review
, which required Mr. Lacy to oversee a staff of editors and edit and finalize Notes for publication. Mr. Lacy was also active with The Jeffersonian
, the student newspaper of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, as well as the Student Bar Association. Mr. Lacy received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies from California State University, Chico, where Mr. Lacy also earned a certificate in alternative dispute resolution.
August 2018Number 36The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently reaffirmed the importance of meeting and conferring with unions regarding information requests. In Department of State Hospitals (PERB Dec. No. 2568-S) (DSH), PERB concluded that an employer violated the Dills Act by refusing to provide relevant and necessary information to a union requesting such information in order to represent its member.BackgroundA group of 14 patients filed a complaint against a DSH employee that ...
June 2018Number 22In Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al., the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that President Donald J. Trump's act of blocking Twitter users who criticized his policies from the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account violated the users' right to free speech. The court recognized Twitter's "interactive space" as a "designated public forum" based on the President's use of the forum as a mea...