Lori Galbreath represents school districts, community college districts and other public agencies in a variety of matters.  With more than two decades of legal experience, Ms. Galbreath has advised school districts and boards on Brown Act matters, represented school districts at administrative hearings involving employee and student discipline, prepared employee disciplinary notices, prepared responses to Public Records Act requests and responses to complaints filed with the California Civil Rights Department, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Public Employment Relations Board, overseen third-party investigations for school districts and other public agencies, and represented public agencies in all aspects of pre-trial litigation and on appellate matters.

Prior to joining AALRR, Ms. Galbreath represented public entities, including the Los Angeles County MTA, County of Los Angeles, and Long Beach Unified School District, in civil litigation matters.  She also served as a Deputy County Counsel in Orange County, where she represented the Social Services Agency in child dependency matters at the trial and appellate levels.

While in law school, Ms. Galbreath held a judicial externship with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District. She graduated in the top third of her class and was an Emery Law Scholarship recipient.

Representative Matters

  • Ramirez v. Long Beach Unified School District (2002) 105 Cal.App.4th 182.

Practice Areas

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

Orange County Bar Association, Member


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., California State University, Long Beach


  • 1999, California
    U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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