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Cerritos
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3200
562-653-3333 fax

Pasadena
201 S. Lake Ave
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101

626-583-8600
626-583-8610 fax

Education

  • University of California (UCLA) (J.D.)
  • San Diego State University (B.A., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Former Vice Chairperson of the Public Sector Law Section of the California State Bar
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Labor Law Section
  • California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section

James C. Romo

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Experience
James Romo is one of the founding partners and the former Managing Partner of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. He works out of the Pasadena and Cerritos offices.

Mr. Romo represents public employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law matters. He has extensive experience handling proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), and the Office of Administrative Hearings. He specializes in collective bargaining, contract administration, employee discipline proceedings, and defending against employee discrimination claims. He served on the General Counsel’s staff for the Educational Employment Relations Board, now known as PERB.

Education
Mr. Romo received his bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from San Diego State University. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976.

Memberships
Los Angeles Bar Association, Labor Law Section
California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Mr. Romo is a former Vice Chairperson of the Public Sector Labor Law Section of the California State Bar. 

Awards and Recognitions
Since 2004, Mr. Romo has been recognized multiple times as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers.” This honor, based on independent research and peer appraisals, is given to no more than five percent of California lawyers.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Romo frequently gives presentations to private and public sector employers on all aspects of labor and employment law. He has also published numerous articles in professional and trade journals on such topics as wrongful termination, drug and alcohol testing, documenting employee performance, employee privacy issues, collective bargaining, and PERB decisions.

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