Derek K. Ulmer is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. Mr. Ulmer specializes in labor and employment matters, including workplace investigations, employee discipline and termination, and handling DFEH/EEOC charges. He also represents clients with issues related to facilities and business and has experience with construction, particularly in scope of work and defect issues.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Mr. Ulmer specialized in employment law with a focus on litigation. Mr. Ulmer regularly guided clients through the complaint process regarding claims for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. He is experienced in the areas of discovery and depositions, has drafted and argued numerous motions for summary judgment in both state and federal courts, and has managed cases through jury trial.
Mr. Ulmer earned his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento. While in law school, Mr. Ulmer was an Executive Board Member for the Public Legal Services Society. He also received the Witkin Award of Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility.