Marlon Wadlington has an extensive and varied background in public sector labor and employment law. He has a wealth of experience in representing public entities in employment law, premises liability, negligent supervision, dangerous condition allegations, and litigation arising out of ADA, Section 504 and IDEA matters. Mr. Wadlington has successfully argued cases before state and federal trial courts, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Wadlington is currently representing numerous school districts in class action litigation arising out alleged failures to provide services to special education students during school closures arising out of the pandemic.  He is also representing four school districts in litigation arising out of CDPH and local department of health mask mandates.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Wadlington has conducted FRISK® training for public entity clients. He regularly gives presentations regarding the ADA’s role in public education. He has spoken at education conferences regarding options for public entities as they relate to participation in Joint Powers Authorities. Mr. Wadlington recently presented a workshop, attended by over 40 different representatives of public entities, on ways for public entity defendants to limit their liability. 


Mr. Wadlington is a contributor to the firm’s publications. He has also been featured in a California Association of School Business Officials (“CASBO”) magazine article which addressed trends in public entity litigation.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Southern California Defense Counsel, Member


J.D., Loyola Law School
B.S., Gonzaga University


  • 1997, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
    U.S. Supreme Court
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