Manuel F. Martinez
Manuel F. Martinez is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. His practice focuses on charter schools, and facilities and business. He is well-versed in all areas of civil litigation, trial practice and appellate work.
Mr. Martinez is experienced in all aspects of charter schools, including drafting and negotiating MOUs, charter reviews, assisting clients with Prop. 39 facility requests, charter oversight, facility issues, petition review and revocation. He is skilled in various aspects of facilities and business law, including construction finance negotiations, zoning and land-use issues, lease agreements, CEQA. He also advised clients regarding the Brown Act, Public Records Act and elections.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Martinez served as Associate County Counsel for the County of Alameda. He successfully negotiated the settlement of several cases through formal mediation and informal discussions. As a Deputy City Attorney in Los Angeles, he researched and briefed appeals before the Los Angeles Superior Court, and regularly assisted and advised attorneys with pretrial, trial, and post-conviction matters.
In addition to the California State Bar, he is also licensed with the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Federal Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts of California.
Mr. Martinez received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University, where he was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in Political Science.