Mike Ambrose represents California public school districts in all areas of general education law.

Mr. Ambrose provides counsel to clients on ethics and conflicts of issue matters, board governance, policy development, certificated and classified layoffs, labor and employment matters, federal and state discrimination complaints, and general school law issues. He conducts investigations for community college districts, K-12 school districts and county offices of education. Mr. Ambrose also handles personnel matters including certificated/classified employee discipline.

Mr. Ambrose also conducts training workshops for school boards, administrators, and staff involving the Brown Act, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest, and other trainings designed to meet the needs of the agency.

Prior to joining AALRR, he was Associate General Counsel for the California School Boards Association providing legal counsel to CSBA’s leadership, staffing the Education Legal Alliance (ELA), and providing legal guidance to school boards and county boards of education on a variety of education-related issues. Mr. Ambrose previously served as the National Deputy Director of Policy for an education advocacy nonprofit and was a litigation associate at a private law firm.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Ambrose was a first grade teacher in Ravenswood City School District and Alum Rock Union School District.

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Sacramento County Bar Association


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Teaching Credential, Education, San Jose State University
B.A., Duke University


  • 2010, California
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