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Lozano Smith Continues Growth with Addition of Senior Attorneys in the Firm's Fresno Office

Fresno, Calif., (July 6, 2016) - Lozano Smith, LLP, one of California's leading public agency and education law firms, is pleased to announce that Lee Burdick and Michael R. Linden have joined Lozano Smith. Ms. Burdick's practice is primarily focused on the Labor & Employment aspects of public agency law, while Mr. Linden's practice is focused on assisting local government and school district clients on facilities, business and litigation matters.

"Lee and Mike have had exceptional careers, and are well-respected in the legal community," said Andy Garcia, Executive Director of Lozano Smith. "They will be enormous assets to the firm, and equally important, to our clients."

Lee Burdick has more than 25 years of legal and litigation research and case management for a wide range of clients, including government, corporate and nonprofit entities. Her expertise includes research, analysis and advocacy before a variety of federal, state and local agencies and courts. Ms. Burdick received her Juris Doctor degree from Columbus Law School, Catholic University of America with a certificate in Administrative Law.

Michael R. Linden's practice is focused on assisting local government and school district clients in a wide-variety of legal issues, and he has extensive trial and appellate experience with a broad range of civil actions, including civil rights, dangerous conditions, torts, contracts, code enforcement, retirement, and taxes. Mr. Linden earned his J.D. degree from the John F. Kennedy University School of Law.

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 about Lozano Smith or to see full attorney bios, visit or find us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also download the Lozano Smith App.