Andrea J. Olivarez

Associate | Walnut Creek
Tel: 925.953.1620
Fax: 925.953.1625
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Andrea Olivarez is an Associate at Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. Ms. Olivarez specializes in Construction, Facilities and Business, and Education law. She represents and counsels public school districts and public agencies throughout California in a variety of areas including construction, facilities, procurement and purchasing, and student matters. Ms. Olivarez is fluent in Spanish.


Specifically, Ms. Olivarez assists in all steps of contract preparation. She has experience in reviewing and providing guidance to clients relating to various types of vendor contracts, and she frequently drafts contracts for public agencies with contractors, design professionals, and construction managers. Ms. Olivarez is experienced in reviewing and providing advice to public agencies relating to bidding, procurement, services, and construction contracts. Ms. Olivarez also frequently advises clients regarding the California Public Records Act.

Presenter Experience

Ms. Olivarez has presented at the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), and Lozano Smith's Facilities and Business workshops and webinars. She is particularly experienced in presenting topics related to contracting, public bidding, construction, and maintenance issues.


Ms. Olivarez received her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. During law school, Ms. Olivarez was co-chair of La Raza Law Students Association, co-founder of the Health Law Student Association, and Vice President of the Business Law Association.