Sharon Ormond represents California public sector employers in labor relations and personnel matters. She has almost 20 years’ experience handling cases including certificated and classified discipline, reductions in force, unfair practice charges, contract grievances, and the investigation and defense of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation claims. Her practice also includes advice and counsel in First Amendment, search and seizure, and privacy rights; wage and hour compliance; leaves of absence; disability accommodations; and compliance with the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act. Ms. Ormond chairs the firm’s Education Law Technology group and is a member of the firm’s wage and hour and Title IX groups.

Ms. Ormond regularly represents employers before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Public Employment Relations Board, office of the California Labor Commissioner, and in federal and state courts. In one such case, she helped a public university secure a 12-0 jury verdict in its favor in a case of alleged discrimination and retaliation.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Ormond conducts workshops and training sessions for public education agencies and professional associations, including ACSA, CASBO, ACHRO, ACCCA, WACUBO, and CISOA, on a variety of employment and education law issues, including investigations, technology use issues, and Title IX compliance.She is a senior trainer for the FRISK® Documentation Model. 


Ms. Ormond assisted with developing AALRR’s ePROOF© materials for investigating technology incidents, and serves as an ePROOF© trainer. She is a frequent contributor to the firm’s many publications and blog.

Blog Posts

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Association of California Community College Administrators, Great Deans Program, Faculty
  • Association of Chief Human Resource Officers/Equal Employment Officers, HR Leadership Academy, Faculty
  • California Community College Chief Information Systems Officers Association, CISO Certification Program, Faculty
  • California School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Member
  • National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law and Public Law Sections, Member


J.D., Whittier Law School
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


  • 1998, California
    U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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