Veronica S. Miller is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek office. She represents public agencies through the various aspects of labor and employment and municipal law. She is an experienced litigator and provides a full range of legal advice and services in all aspects of public agency law.
Ms. Miller has practiced law on behalf of public agencies for 15 years. Prior to joining Lozano Smith, she worked for the City of Los Angeles in the civil litigation section where she handled a multitude of complex tort actions including drafting and arguing motions for summary judgment, handled all aspects of discovery, attended settlement conferences, mediations, arbitrations and handled all other superior court matters in preparation for trial.
Ms. Miller has also worked as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles and as a public defender for the County of Los Angeles and has tried over 20 jury trials as a first chair trial attorney. There, she handled all aspects of criminal cases including filing, pre-trial, trial and other court appearances, as well as drafting and arguing all pre-trial motions.
Ms. Miller received her Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was the editor for the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal
. She also served as Treasurer/Public Relations Coordinator for the Latin and Native American Law Students Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University, where she graduated with a degree in Communications Studies with a minor in Administration of Justice and Pre-Law, She was conferred with Departmental Honors and participated in moot court competition.
A settlement agreement was recently reached between the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Stockton Unified School District (District) to address discriminatory treatment of minority students and students with disabilities. The agreement resolves a comprehensive investigation conducted by the DOJ, which found that the District's policies and practices with respect to law enforcement referrals discriminated against African-American and Latino students as we...