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12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3333 fax


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D.)
  • Brown University (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar Labor and Employment Section Member
  • California Council of School Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Aaron V. O'Donnell


Practice Areas

Aaron O'Donnell is a partner in the Cerritos office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. He represents California community college districts, universities, and school districts in education and employment-related matters.  He provides experienced advice and counsel to clients in all aspects of education and employment law, including compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws, employee evaluation and discipline, employment discrimination and wrongful termination, labor relations, reductions in force, student discipline, disability accommodation, Brown Act compliance, conflicts of interest, First Amendment and other constitutional rights of students and employees, whistleblower protection, and investigations of employee misconduct. He represents education clients in grievance arbitrations, administrative hearings, and civil litigation in state and federal court.

Mr. O'Donnell received his bachelor of arts in history, magna cum laude, from Brown University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. O’Donnell is a contributor to the firm's school law publications and a frequent speaker on education law topics.



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