Amanda J. Cordova is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles Office. Ms. Cordova represents clients through a wide-variety of special education issues facing California’s school districts.
Ms. Cordova is experienced in shepherding clients through the IEP process, including review, assessment, and attending IEP meetings. She frequently reviews and responds to due process complaints, drafts settlement agreements and prior written notices, and responds to compliance complaints. She advises district staff on issues related to the IDEA, student records and student discipline.
Ms. Cordova received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Irvine School of Law (cum laude)
, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Law & Society, from the University of California, San Diego. While in law school, Ms. Cordova was a Staff Editor and Research Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review. In addition, she was a student leader for the Education Rights Project, a pro bono project where she provided Know-Your-Rights presentations and direct representation in special education matters. Ms. Cordova has received certification through ATIXA as a participant in Level 1 and Level 3 ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Trainings.