Patricia G. Andreen
Patricia Andreen is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Monterey office. Her practice includes labor, employment, facilities, students and special education matters. She has extensive experience in employment law including FEHA claims, wage issues, wrongful termination and sexual harassment. Ms. Andreen has also assisted with litigation involving CEQA issues, civil rights claims under section 1983, sexual harassment and construction matters.
In the Fresno County Counsel's office, she was the lead lawyer in a division representing forty school districts in most aspects of schools' legal issues. After being promoted to Senior Deputy, she was assigned to handle labor relations matters for the County as well as litigation concerning personnel and other matters.
Ms. Andreen has been a law professor to Bar Review students throughout California and the East Coast. She has taught Legal Research and Writing at San Joaquin College of Law.
Ms. Andreen has also served as a Governing Board Member. She was elected twice as Chair and once as Clerk for San Luis Coastal Unified School District. She has a passion for helping districts solve problems and a practical perspective gained from her school district experience.
Ms. Andreen graduated with a B.A. from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was on the dean's list. She earned her J.D. from the San Joaquin College of Law graduating second in her class.