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5075 Hopyard Road
Suite 210
Pleasanton, CA 94588

925-227-9202 fax

2485 Natomas Park Drive
Suite 240
Sacramento, CA 95833

916-923-1222 fax

10 River Park East
Suite 240
Fresno, CA 93720

559-225-3416 fax


  • Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, University of Texas at Austin
  • Juris Doctor, Northeastern University

Bar Admissions

  • 2001, California
  • 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals-9th Circuit
  • 2001, U.S. District Court-Northern District of California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
  • California Council of School Attorneys

Elizabeth J. Rho-Ng


Practice Areas

Elizabeth Rho-Ng is a partner in the Northern California offices of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Ms. Rho-Ng represents California public school districts, county offices of education, private schools, community college districts and special education local plan areas in various aspects of education law, specializing in special education and student issues. She advises clients on all matters related to serving the needs of disabled students and has extensive expertise on topics ranging from Section 504 disability discrimination complaints and student disciplinary matters to special education administrative proceedings. Ms. Rho-Ng has successfully litigated special education cases in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

Prior to her education law practice, Ms. Rho-Ng served as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where she evaluated cases in both the criminal and civil divisions and presented memoranda opinions to the judges.  In law school, Ms. Rho-Ng served as a law clerk at a Boston education law firm and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, where she handled the criminal misdemeanor caseload.  Ms. Rho-Ng has taught English as a second language in South Korea and, more recently while on sabbatical from the firm, taught law and core curriculum courses at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She speaks conversational Spanish and Korean.

Ms. Rho-Ng earned her Bachelor of Arts in the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University in Boston.

State Bar of California
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
California Council of School Attorneys

Publications and Speaking Engagements
For over a decade, Ms. Rho-Ng has presented extensively across the state, from the school-site level to state-wide educational conferences, providing trainings and professional development to school staff, administrators, governing boards, and other stakeholders in the field of education.  She has also authored a series of online articles pertaining to special education legal compliance and best practices for public agencies.




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