Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers...


CERRITOS, CALIF. Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (“AALRR”) is pleased to announce that two firm attorneys, Jabari Willis and Carlos Gonzalez, have been named “Rising Stars” in the 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers 2016 Edition. Both Willis and Gonzalez have received this honor each year for the past three years. Willis was named a Rising Star in 2012 as well. 

Super Lawyers is a national service that rates exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Its Rising Stars designation honors exceptional Southern California attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for ten years or less. Rising Stars are selected after a multiphase process that takes into account peer nominations and evaluations and independent research regarding the attorneys’ professional achievements. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected as Rising Stars.

Jabari Willis is a partner in AALRR’s Cerritos office and is part of the firm’s Southern California Education Law practice group. Mr. Willis represents school districts and other public entities in labor and employment and education law matters. His experience includes matters related to certificated and classified employee discipline, collective bargaining, and special education, including appeals of special education administrative decisions.

Carlos Gonzalez is senior counsel in AALRR’s Cerritos office, practicing with the firm’s Special Education Law practice group. Mr. Gonzalez represents California school and community college districts in education law, including special education and student discipline, as well as labor and employment matters. His experience includes matters related to administrative due process hearings, mediations, and all matters related to special education law, including appeals of special education administrative decisions.

“Jabari Willis and Carlos Gonzalez are valued members of our firm and we’re happy to see them receive the recognition they very well deserve,” said AALRR’s Managing Partner Mark Palin.

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With over 35 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 education, labor and employment, construction, complex litigation, corporate, taxation, and white collar law. 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 160 lawyers and growing, AALRR has eight offices in Cerritos, Fresno, Irvine, Pasadena, Pleasanton, Riverside, Sacramento and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at and sign up for our blogs,,, and 

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