12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Joshua Morrison is a senior counsel in the Cerritos office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Mr. Morrison represents California public school districts in all aspects of general education law. His areas of specialty practice include public employee discipline/dismissal, administrative hearings, matters before the Public Employment Relations Board, petitions for writ of mandate, retirement health benefits, PERS/STRS, and school district audit appeals.
Mr. Morrison achieved favorable results recently in several writ proceedings involving the Los Angeles Community College District, including: (1) obtaining a judgment in favor of the District in a Petition for Writ of Mandate (Californians Aware et al. v. Joint Labor/Management Benefits Committee et al.); and (2) obtaining dismissal of a Petition for Writ of Extraordinary Relief filed with the Court of Appeal (Carmen Baprawski v. Public Employment Relations Board et al.). Mr. Morrison has also litigated writ proceedings for a variety of other clients, including defending a class action Petition for Writ of Mandate which was successfully settled in late 2009 on behalf of Ventura County Community College District (Ventura County Community College Retirees' Association et al. v. Ventura County Community College District et al.).
Mr. Morrison earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis in 1997. While in law school, Mr. Morrison served as an extern to the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Morrison is a frequent speaker at the firm’s Education Law Conference and other firm conferences and events, and has presented to numerous groups, including CSBA, SEAC, and the California Counsel of School Attorneys. Mr. Morrison is also a contributor to The Legal Handbook for California School Administrators, a desktop reference guide for public school administrators.