Ryan M. Harrison, Sr. is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Sacramento Office. He advises local government clients through the intricacies of public agency law.
Mr. Harrison’s experience extends to litigating cases involving negligent conduct and labor and employment cases. He also has experience with city planning and zoning law, and CEQA issues. He has also conducted several internal investigations on employee misconduct. He has drafted motions and briefs, including motions for summary judgment, demurrers, and discovery motions in labor and employment litigation and general litigation matters.
During law school, Mr. Harrison externed for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, where he provided research and analysis for cases on the Court’s calendar.
Mr. Harrison has also served as a principal consultant in the California State Senate Rules Committee, where he monitored multiple California industries and advised State Senators on policy objectives.
Mr. Harrison is a former law enforcement officer and has received California Peace Officer Standards and Training certification. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. And, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Davis.
Mr. Harrison serves as a planning commissioner for the City of West Sacramento, and he is a member of the UC Davis Health Community Advisory Board.
While in law school, Mr. Harrison served as a student-representative for UC Hastings before the California State Legislature. In 2012, the Board of Governors for UC Hastings nominated Mr. Harrison for its highest civil service award, the Rummel Award, for his advocacy in helping successfully secure the school’s largest budgetary allotment in school history. In 2017, California State University, Sacramento, honored Mr. Harrison as its Distinguished Alumni Rising Star, for his service and leadership in the community.