Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Welcomes Angela Powell as Partner


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce that Angela M. Powell has joined the firm as a Partner based in our Cerritos office where she serves as a member of the firm's Public Entity Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.

Ms. Powell represents and counsels public entities in employment actions. She has tried more than 60 cases in her 23-year career in both state and federal court and most recently argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals where she convinced the Court to find in favor of her clients reversing a District Court ruling. She has established herself as a tenacious attorney with a proven ability to obtain favorable results for her clients, and we are excited that she is bringing her valuable experience to AALRR.

Ms. Powell began her career as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, where she prosecuted hundreds of violent crimes. She then went on to represent employees in sexual harassment and discrimination claims, and individuals in police civil rights claims at a boutique law firm. Ms. Powell’s dedication and commitment to public service led her to return to representing public entities. Ms. Powell now represents and counsels public entity clients in employment litigation. She is a strong and effective advocate for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom.

Ms. Powell earned her B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University and went on to receive her J.D. from the University’s School of Law. Ms. Powell recently joined the teaching faculty at her alma mater as an adjunct professor where she taught an advanced course on law enforcement and civil rights claims. At the 2021 School of Law graduation, she was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Ms. Powell is a member of the California State Bar and is also admitted to the Bar of the United States District Courts in the Central and Eastern Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Powell was recently inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only national organization for exceptional trial attorneys and judges who exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism.


Please update your records to reflect Ms. Powell’s new contact information:

Andelson, Atkinson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703
Office: 562-653-3200


About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
With 40 years of unwavering commitment to client service, 
AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms.  Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporatetaxation, and water.  Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties, and special districts.  We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations.  At 215 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in Cerritos, Fresno, IrvineMarin, Pasadena, Pleasanton, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California.  For more information about AALRR, visit our website at:

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