AALRR Welcomes Partner Ronald Wenkart to its Irvine Office


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is thrilled to announce that attorney and education law veteran Ronald Wenkart has joined the firm’s Irvine offices as a partner. Ron has over four decades of experience in his field and, having served for over thirty four years as General Counsel to the Orange County Department of Education, brings a wealth of knowledge and insight regarding all public education and community college matters.

Ron has served the majority of his legal career in the field of public education, working for the Kern County Office of Education before moving to Orange County to begin his long and highly respected tenure in Orange County’s DOE. In his position as General Counsel, Ron oversaw the department’s legal affairs and expertly led his staff in advising local school districts, community college districts, the Orange County Superintendent of Schools, and the Orange County Board of Education. As a testament to his dedication and expertise, Mr. Wenkart recently received the Orange County School Boards Association’s Maureen DiMarco Award, a top honor designed to highlight exemplary and far-reaching leadership in service of Orange County’s youth.

“Ron is a recognized thought leader in California and is well known in the region for his dedication to his work,” comments James Baca, who leads the firm’s Southern California Education Law Pactice. “He will undoubtedly bring an incredible depth of experience to our team, and we are thrilled to have him with us.”

Outside his profession, Ron enjoys traveling and spending time with family.  Ron is looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild in January and taking on the role of grandfather.

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

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 educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporate, 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 185 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in CerritosFresnoIrvineMarinPasadena, PleasantonRiversideSacramento and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at www.aalrr.com and sign up for our blogs, EdLawConnect, CA Public Pensions Law, Business Law JournalLabor & Employment Law, and Labor Relations Law.


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