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Lozano Smith Expands Litigation Expertise with Addition of Senior Attorney in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2016) - Lozano Smith, one of California's leading education and public agency law firms, announced the hiring of Mark W. Waterman in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Waterman, a coveted attorney with more than 20 years of experience, joins the firm's statewide litigation practice group with a focus on special education and labor and employment issues.

Mr. Waterman has had a high success rate in defending against numerous employment claims, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In addition to being a litigator, he has experience as a mediator, serving for multiple years both as a mediator for the EEOC on employment disputes and as an administrative law judge, pro tem, for the OAH on Special Education disputes. Mr. Waterman received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis.

"Mark has represented some of the largest employers in Los Angeles County," said Andy Garcia, Executive Director of Lozano Smith. "His invaluable experience within the litigation field will prove to be immeasurable to our clients throughout Southern California and the entire State."

About Lozano Smith

Lozano Smith is a full-service education and public agency law firm serving hundreds of California's K-12 and community college districts, and numerous cities, counties, and special districts. The firm's expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, technology, real property and construction matters, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, bond elections, governance, and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in 9 California locations: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Petaluma, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego and Walnut Creek. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also download the Lozano Smith App.