Karina  Demirchyan

Associate | San Luis Obispo

Tel: 805.471.7080
Fax: 805.930.1031
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Karina Demirchyan is an Associate in Lozano Smith's San Luis Obispo office. Her practice is focused on assisting public agency clients in special education and student matters.


Ms. Demirchyan primarily advises clients on public schools' obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and frequently drafts settlement agreements, due process complaints, responses to due process complaints, and prior written notices. She also advises clients on various student-related issues such as student search restrictions, student records retention requirements, and access to records limitations.


Ms. Demirchyan earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in Health Law. During law school, she conducted higher education related research as the Academic Dean's Research Fellow and served as a legal intern at the San Francisco Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, and the University of California Office of the President. Ms. Demirchyan earned her B.A. in Political Science and Russian Studies from the University of California, San Diego.

E74 Artificial Intelligence for Public Agencies and School Districts: Part 2- The Use of AI in Special Education

By: Karen RezendesSarah GarciaKarina Demirchyan-

In episode two of our series on Artificial Intelligence for Public Agencies and School Districts, we delve into the ways AI is revolutionizing the field of special education. Join Lozano Smith attorneys Karen M. Rezendes, Sarah L. Garcia, and Karina Demirchyan as they discuss how AI technologies are enabling a more inclusive learning environment and creating more equitable educational opportunities for students with diverse needs. We also discuss real-world applications and success stories involving AI, ethical considerations, and our future outlook regarding AI tools in special education.

E73 Artificial Intelligence for Public Agencies and School Districts: Part 1- AI Primer

By: Karen RezendesRobert LomeliKarina DemirchyanNicholas Clair-

Dive into the evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the first episode in our new series, designed to cut through the hype and uncover the real impact of AI on public agencies. Lozano Smith's Managing Partner, Karen M. Rezendes, along with Lozano Smith attorneys Robert A. Lomeli, Karina Demirchyan, and Nicholas J. Clair, offer a foundational exploration of AI technologies like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, and Google Gemini. This episode provides an accessible overview on how public employees are leveraging AI, the importance of keeping humans in the loop, and practical examples of AI in school environments and beyond. The team also addresses crucial concerns such as bias, accuracy, and the legal landscape surrounding AI, including copyright issues and cybersecurity risks. As we embark on this series, join us for essential insights and recommendations to navigate AI's promising yet challenging terrain in public agency operations.