Katherine A. Read is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Los Angeles Office. Ms. Read's practice is focused on legal challenges related to Facilities & Business, Labor & Employment, and Litigation.
Ms. Read assists public agencies in numerous facilities and business matters, including property sale, surplus property disposal process, property acquisition, due diligence, Eminent Domain, facilities use agreements, competitive bidding requirements, the Naylor Act, and the Field Act. She counsels clients in many different labor and employment matters, including employee discipline, grievance procedures, employee classification issues, employee release/reassignment and non-reelection, as well as accommodating disabled employees. Her litigation experience includes strategy regarding FEHA, Title VII, and Ralph and Bane claims in employment litigation; alternative dispute resolution, and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs for filing with the court.
Ms. Read is enthusiastic in helping her community, and has volunteered as a Pro Bono attorney for citizens affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. Her passion for art, education and community is also evident when she worked as an education intern at the Acadiana Center for the Arts prior to law school, where she helped organize a Student Art Expo at local businesses throughout Lafayette.
Ms. Read received her Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center, and a Masters of Laws from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Shereceived a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While in law school, Ms. Read served as the Vice Chair of the SULC Moot Court Board, Senior Editor of the SULC Law Review, Federal Bar Association Liaison, and participated in the Big L/Lil L Mentorship program.