Julie Rossiter is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. Ms. Rossiter's practice focuses on the labor and employment, governance, and litigation aspects of education law. In addition to representing school districts as an attorney, Ms. Rossiter has gained additional perspective on how school districts are governed through her service as a school board trustee and a member of steering committees for multiple parcel tax and bond campaigns.
Ms. Rossiter frequently provides advice and counsel to public school districts in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employee discipline and dismissal, discrimination and harassment complaints, and unfair practice charges. She also advises districts in matters involving the Brown Act, the California Public Records Act, board governance, board ethics, and board member elections, including application of the California Voting Rights Act. Ms. Rossiter also represents school districts in all aspects of litigation, including civil writs and appeals, employment litigation, and administrative proceedings. Ms. Rossiter is also an experienced investigator, and is frequently called on to assist with high-profile investigations. Ms. Rossiter frequently presents on a variety of topics, including employee leaves, investigations, and the Brown Act.
Ms. Rossiter received her Juris Doctor degree from University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, where she was a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program and co-founded the Animal Rights Law Group. Ms. Rossiter received her B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University.