AALRR Expands Practice Area with the Hire of Karen E. Samman


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to welcome Karen E. Samman to the firm’s Pleasanton office.

Ms. Samman represents California school districts and county offices of education with a focus on special education and student issues. She has extensive experience with state and federal legal compliance with special education laws, and provides strategies to handle complex special education matters in all stages of a case.

As an attorney formerly employed by the United States Department of Justice and, representing California public schools before the California Office of Administrative Hearings, Ms. Samman has extensive experience in the litigation of cases in administrative proceedings.

“We are very excited to have Karen join our special education team,” stated Karen Gilyard, the Chair of the Special Education Law Practice. “Her presence in our Northern California office enables us to provide our clients with an even broader range of services.”

Established in 1979, AALRR is a full-service firm with over 135 attorneys serving California employers from seven offices throughout the state, including Cerritos, Fresno, Irvine, Pleasanton, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego. The firm provides practical legal solutions in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business and business litigation, corporate, taxation, bankruptcy, and immigration.

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