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12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3333 fax

201 S. Lake Ave
Suite 302
Pasadena, CA 91101

626-583-8610 fax


  • 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


Practice Areas

James Romo is one of the founding partners of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, and works out of the Cerritos and Pasadena offices. Mr. Romo represents public employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law matters. Mr. Romo has extensive experience handling proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, Public Employment Relations Board, and Office of Administrative Hearings. Mr. Romo specializes in collective bargaining, contract administration, employee discipline proceedings, and defending employee discrimination claims. Mr. Romo served as part of the General Counsel’s staff for the Educational Employment Relations Board, now PERB. Since 2004, Mr. Romo has been recognized multiple times as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers.”

Mr. Romo is a frequent speaker and lecturer 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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