Joshua Morrison represents California community college districts in all aspects of general education law. Mr. Morrison's areas of specialty practice include education law, general counsel, labor and employment, employee discipline, administrative hearings (e.g. PERB, OAH, arbitrations), litigation, PERS/STRS, and public employee retirement health benefits.

Representative Matters

Mr. Morrison has achieved favorable results in litigation involving the Los Angeles Community College District over a period of years, including:

  • Obtaining a judgment establishing that the District’s decision to eliminate certain remedial courses was exempt from grievance arbitration under the EERA. (Los Angeles College Faculty Guild Local 1521 v. Los Angeles Community College District (83 Cal.App.5th 660) (Cal.Ct.App. 2022).
  • 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.) (200 Cal.App.4th 972) (Cal.Ct.App. 2011)
  • Obtaining pre-hearing dismissal of a PERB Complaint, which was then upheld by the PERB Board (Baprawski v. Los Angeles Community College District (2009) PERB Dec. No. 2059)

Mr. Morrison has also litigated numerous PERB cases, writ proceedings (including class actions), and other matters in both state and federal court for school and community college clients.

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Morrison is a regular speaker at firm conferences, events, and webinars, and has presented to firm clients and numerous groups, including CSBA, ACHRO, and ACBO.

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J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley


  • 1997, California
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