Paul Lacy represents local educational agencies (LEA), school districts, and offices of education throughout California. His practice focuses on education law and discrimination law, including legal advice and representation regarding special education and 504 law, training on special education compliance investigations, complex litigation, and more.

Prior to joining AALRR, Mr. Lacy served as Deputy General Counsel for the California Department of Education, and as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Department of Social Services.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Columbia University School of Law
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    • Traynor Honor Society
    • Vice President, International Moot Court Honors Board

Practice Areas

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member


LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of the Law
B.A., summa cum laude, California State University, Sacramento


  • 1995, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
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