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Laura Schulkind

Partner
Laura Schulkind
Laura Schulkind, Partner

With over 20 years of experience in school and public sector law, Laura Schulkind has developed an extensive background in the successful resolution of many employment and education-related issues and is experienced in all phases of school and employment law. Her areas of expertise include board governance and the Brown Act, student rights and discipline, certificated and classified evaluation and discipline, employee leave rights and the interactive process, contract grievance arbitration, harassment, employee investigations, education services for non-English speakers, employment and educational testing and accountability, school safety planning and hate crime prevention, OCR investigations, special education, desegregation, and designing lawful strategies to promote employment diversity. She is currently on the Board of Governors Title 5 Task Force, where she is assisting with revising the EEO and hiring regulations for community colleges.

Suzanne Solomon

Partner
Suzanne Solomon
Suzanne Solomon, Partner

Suzanne Solomon is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented public entities, private companies and individuals in a wide range of employment disputes for over 20 years. At Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Suzanne's litigation practice focuses on defense of single- and multi-plaintiff employment claims for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, violation of wage and hour laws, due process, First Amendment retaliation, and numerous other tort and statutory employment law claims.

Kelly Tuffo

Associate
Kelly Tuffo
Kelly Tuffo, Associate

Kelly Tuffo advises cities, counties and other public sector employers on all aspects of employment relations, conducts workplace investigations, and represents clients in disciplinary proceedings and mediation and arbitration of grievances.

Stacy Velloff

Associate
Stacy Velloff
Stacy Velloff, Associate

Stacy L. Velloff has been at LCW since 2009, and has worked in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Her experience centers on representing employers in the areas of labor, employment, and education law. Her experience working with public agencies involves conducting investigations and trainings, handling grievances, disciplinary hearings, and litigation.

Richard S. Whitmore

Senior Counsel
Richard S. Whitmore
Richard S. Whitmore, Senior Counsel

Richard (Dick) Whitmore began representing management in public sector employment matters in 1970 as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Sunnyvale. He was the founding partner of Whitmore, Kay & Stevens (1976) and Whitmore, Johnson & Bolanos (1991). Following the merger of Whitmore, Johnson & Bolanos with Liebert Cassidy, Dick became a name partner in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

Donna Williamson

Partner
Donna Williamson
Donna Williamson, Partner

Donna Williamson has represented educational institutions and public agencies for over thirty years. Her areas of expertise include employment, student and board issues, labor relations, labor negotiations, contract administration, employment discrimination, harassment, employee discipline and investigations. Donna also provides training on all of these areas and speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to her practice.

Awards & Involvement
Jun 4, 2018 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Los Angeles, CA – On May 28, 2018, Law360 published their annual

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”

Fresno, CA (February,  2018) – We are excited to announce that LCW’s litigation victory on behalf of the City of Stockton has been named a “Top Verdict” of 2017 by the Daily Journal.  The matter was recognized as one of the most impactful defense verdicts

Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

Governor Brown Appoints LCW Attorney Erich Shiners to PERB Board

Governor Brown on Tuesday announced the appointment of Erich Shiners to the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Erich Shiners is an attorney in the Sacramento office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore where he serves the firm’s public agency clients including cities, counties and

Oct 1, 2017 Press Release

LCW is Proud to Announce New Partners - Adrianna Guzman and Che Johnson

Los Angeles, CA - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Adrianna Guzman and Che Johnson have been named Partners effective October 1, 2017.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

July 23, 2017 – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has been named a best law firm for female attorneys again in the Law360 third annual Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys list published today. The list surveyed law firms across

May 4, 2017 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “Case of the Month”

LCW litigation victory on behalf of City of Stockton has been named the “Trials Digest’s Case of the Month.”

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

Six LCW Attorneys Selected to the list of 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers

Six LCW Attorneys got selected to the list of  2017 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Proud to Announce New Partners - Judith Islas and Oliver Yee

We are pleased to announce that Judith Islas and Oliver Yee have been named Partners effective October 1, 2016.

Jul 20, 2016 Press Release

Four LCW Partners Have Been Named "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers" by the Daily Journal.

Four LCW Partners have been named California's "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers," by the Daily Journal

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

Seven LCW Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Seven LCW attorneys were selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

James E. Oldendorph Jr. Selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that James E. Oldendorph Jr. has been selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers

May 16, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 15 Law Firm for Minority Attorneys

Law360 published its second annual The Top 100 Firms For Minority Attorneys list that surveyed law firms across the United States. We are proud to announce that LCW was listed in the #15 spot in this ranking. 

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 5 Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Law360 published its second annual 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys and The Best Law Firms For Female Partners. We are proud to announce that Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the #4 spot in both of these categories.

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