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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo seeks to employ individuals with strong analytical and writing skills, solid academic credentials, and a genuine interest in the practice of management defense in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business and business litigation, corporate, taxation, and bankruptcy.

Associates at our firm are generally vested with significant responsibility much earlier in their careers, and may advance more quickly, than attorneys at other law firms. New attorneys may have the opportunity to conduct negotiations with government agencies and opposing counsel, obtain courtroom experience, and become involved in firm marketing opportunities, as well as complete legal research and writing projects. This involvement allows them to acquire and refine their legal skills early in their careers. Our team approach involves associates in the handling of client matters — from conducting initial investigations, to developing a defense theory, planning and carrying out strategy, and trying the case or negotiating a settlement.

  • Ernest L. Bell

    Senior Associate

    Office: San Diego


    ebell@aalrr.com

    E.B. Bell is a senior associate in the San Diego office. Mr. Bell represents school districts and county offices of education in education law, with a concentration in special education and student issues.

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  • Mark Bresee, a partner in the San Diego office, represents California public school and community college districts and county offices of education. His areas of practice include all aspects of labor and employment law, student issues including attendance and discipline, and many others.

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  • Gerald Conradi is a partner in the San Diego office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. He represents California school districts, community college districts, and special districts in employment law, administrative law, and labor relations.

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  • Bill Diedrich, a partner in Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo’s Riverside and San Diego offices, represents school districts, community college districts, and other public agencies in all aspects of labor and employment law.

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  • Amy W. Estrada

    Senior Associate

    Office: San Diego


    aestrada@aalrr.com

    Amy Estrada is a senior associate in the San Diego office. She represents school districts, county offices of education, and community colleges in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties.

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  • Martin Hom is a partner in the San Diego office. Mr. Hom has litigation and trial experience in a broad range of contract interpretation issues and disputes, such as delay and inefficiencies...

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  • Alyssa Ruiz de Esparza represents California school districts, county offices of education, and community colleges in education law. Ms. Ruiz de Esparza provides assistance to education administrators on a variety of personnel and general education issues...

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  • Justin Shinnefield is a partner in the San Diego, Cerritos and Irvine offices of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Mr. Shinnefield represents California school districts and community college districts in education, special education and student discipline...

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  • Clifford Weiler is a senior counsel in the San Diego office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Mr. Weiler has successfully represented school law clients for over 40 years.

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  • Kirsten Y. Zittlau

    Associate

    Office: San Diego

    858.485.9526
    kzittlau@aalrr.com

    Kirsten Zittlau advises school districts on issues involving students with disabilities arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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