Wesley L. Carlson

Associate | Fresno

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wcarlson@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 559.431.5600
Fax: 559.261.9366
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Overview

Wesley L. Carlson is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Fresno office. His practice is focused on the facilities and business and local government aspects of public agency law.

Experience

Mr. Carlson previously practiced at a firm that specializes in California employment law, civil litigation and employer compliance. He focused on employer litigation defense, including class action defense, and compliance efforts, such as employee handbooks, employment policies, termination decisions, statutory leave compliance, and disability accommodations and the interactive process. Mr. Carlson also frequently made presentations to clients, industry groups and the public on employment law topics and wrote informative blog posts discussing developing legal issues.

Education

Mr. Carlson received his Juris Doctor from the San Joaquin College of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, with minors in Economics and Water Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Community Involvement

Mr. Carlson currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kingsburg Cemetery District.

Court Limits Enforcement of Public Sleeping Ordinances

By: Jenell Van BindsbergenWesley Carlson-

September 2018 Number 50 A federal appeals court has held that a city could not enforce local ordinances that prohibit homeless persons from sleeping outside when shelter is not available. Municipalities with similar ordinances may be affected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Martin v. City of Boise. Background At a time when homelessness is an issue that cities and counties are increasingly called to address, a common trend is to prohibit sleeping and camping on t...

Another Court Rules that Consultant Contracts May be Void Due to Conflict of Interest

By: Harold FreimanWesley Carlson-

June 2018 Number 21 A school district consultant's services agreements may be void under Government Code section 1090, even though the consultant is not an officer or employee of the school district. Section 1090 prohibits conflicts of interest in the making of public contracts. InStrategic Concepts, LLC v. Beverly Hills Unified School District, the court ruled that a consultant's status as an independent contractor rather than an employee did not exempt her from the law's reach. The tria...