Fabiola M. Rivera is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles office and serves as co-chair of the firm's Administrative Hearings Practice Area. She represents and counsels school district, community college district, and other public agency clients with respect to facilities, business, employment, and labor matters.
Ms. Rivera is experienced in assisting clients through construction, facilities, contracts, and employment and labor matters, including wage and hour issues, and matters involving the Government and Education Codes. She also has extensive litigation experience ranging from case evaluation, discovery, law and motion to settlement negotiations and trial preparation and strategy. Her trial experience ranges from second chair in construction and employment matters to first chair in administrative hearings before various agencies and public entities involving construction matters such as prevailing wage compliance and contractor debarment proceedings.
Ms. Rivera is a member of both the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Mexican-American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee to the Los Angeles City College Pathway to Law School.
Ms. Rivera received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, and was a recipient of the Mabel Richards Wilson Scholarship. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (cum laude), from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was named to the Provost's Honor List.