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Who We Are

We are highly trusted advisors. We approach our clients as partners, dedicating ourselves to resolving their issues. Our attorneys invest time to learn and understand the fundamentals of each company's business objectives or public agency’s priorities and challenges. A firm grasp of clients’ issues and goals allows us to counsel them with an eye toward providing preventive measures and practical solutions. At all times, our attorneys, paralegals and support personnel work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to our clients’ problems and achieve their objectives.

We are one of California’s most respected law firms. The National Law Journal again recognized Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo as one of the top 20 mid-size law firms in the nation in their 2013 “Hot List.” Our firm is also ranked 39th by size in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s annual survey of the “Top California Law Firms” (March 2012) and 32nd in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual ranking of the “Top 100 Largest Law Firms in L.A. County” (March 2013). While rankings and awards are important, it is our clients’ continued trust and satisfaction that we value most.

We are recognized thought leaders. Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo annually conducts and hosts hundreds of conferences and in-house trainings for managers, supervisors and administrators that are designed specifically to educate them in their daily management duties. Recognized for our expertise in labor and employment issues affecting a broad range of industries, public agencies and educational institutions, AALRR attorneys are also frequent guest speakers at professional and industry association events.

Cutting-edge approaches, ideas and education have been hallmarks of our firm for over 30 years. We developed The FRISK® Documentation Model, designed for educational institutions, that has become a benchmark for measuring employee performance. Frequent client alerts, articles, publications and blogs make us a “go to” firm for interpretation of and guidance on the latest court decisions and legislative changes that affect our clients.

We are responsive. Our bench strength enables us to draw upon a broad spectrum of resources to respond to our clients’ needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Attorney Highlight

Karen E. Gilyard


Co-authored numerous summaries of recent statutes and court and administrative decisions relating to education and labor issues

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Anthony P. Niccoli


Is a board member of the Engineering Contractors Association and the American Subcontractors Association

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Robert L. Wenzel


Awarded the Excellence in Human Resources Award and the President's Award by the Professionals in Human Resources Association

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