“When I started with Lozano Smith in the Santa Rosa office, Noel was one of my first impressions of the firm,” said Steve Ngo, Senior Counsel at Lozano Smith. “His kindness readily distracted you from his brilliance and experience.”
“Noel devoted his career to helping public schools resolve difficult issues with his expert legal advice and representation. What Noel’s clients, our firm, and I will miss the most though is Noel’s caring friendship. He was very sweet, down to earth, and a great mentor. I will miss him.” said Karen Rezendes, Managing Partner of Lozano Smith.
Throughout his time at Lozano Smith, Noel’s practice included school law with special training and experience in labor relations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, personnel matters board governance issues and Brown Act issues. Noel was known for this compassion, kindness, integrity and brilliance as a lawyer. On behalf of Lozano Smith, thank you for the condolences and your continued support. Noel will forever be missed and remembered as an inspiration for us all.