Lawrence S. Joe

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA School of Law (J.D.)

UCLA School of Public Affairs (M. Urban and Regional Planning)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (M. Education)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)

ADMISSIONS

State of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Lawrence Joe is a Partner in Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP’s Los Angeles office and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Law and the School of Public Affairs. He works in the firm’s Education and Public Law practice groups.

Lawrence advises school district clients on a wide range of education issues, including issues pertaining to special education and Section 504 matters, and has represented school district clients in Mediations and administrative due process hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings. Lawrence has experience conducting workplace investigations, advising clients on employment issues and preparing charge packets, and has successfully represented clients in obtaining workplace violence restraining orders.Lawrence’s experience also includes assisting clients with responses to California Public Records Act requests and subpoena requests. Lawrence’s litigation experience includes representing clients in Pitchess motions, responding to discovery requests, and drafting declarations and briefs for law and motion.

Prior to joining Garcia Hernández Sawhney, Lawrence served as the Project Director for the California Participation Project, a project of Community Partners, where he collaborated with nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout Los Angeles County to mobilize non-profit organizations to promote voter engagement in Los Angeles County. Prior to that, Lawrence was an Outreach Specialist for the Los Angeles City Council’s Redistricting Commission. He is also heavily involved in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, having served as a volunteer and Board member for multiple nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to OCA-Greater Los Angeles.

Lawrence has worked as a Law Clerk for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now called Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California), the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Counsel.

During his time at UCLA School of Law, Lawrence served as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. He was also Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master of Arts from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He also has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs.

Lawrence S. Joe

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA School of Law (J.D.)

UCLA School of Public Affairs (M. Urban and Regional Planning)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (M. Education)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)

ADMISSIONS

State of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Lawrence Joe is a Partner in Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP’s Los Angeles office and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Law and the School of Public Affairs. He works in the firm’s Education and Public Law practice groups.

Lawrence advises school district clients on a wide range of education issues, including issues pertaining to special education and Section 504 matters, and has represented school district clients in Mediations and administrative due process hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings. Lawrence has experience conducting workplace investigations, advising clients on employment issues and preparing charge packets, and has successfully represented clients in obtaining workplace violence restraining orders.Lawrence’s experience also includes assisting clients with responses to California Public Records Act requests and subpoena requests. Lawrence’s litigation experience includes representing clients in Pitchess motions, responding to discovery requests, and drafting declarations and briefs for law and motion.

Prior to joining Garcia Hernández Sawhney, Lawrence served as the Project Director for the California Participation Project, a project of Community Partners, where he collaborated with nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout Los Angeles County to mobilize non-profit organizations to promote voter engagement in Los Angeles County. Prior to that, Lawrence was an Outreach Specialist for the Los Angeles City Council’s Redistricting Commission. He is also heavily involved in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, having served as a volunteer and Board member for multiple nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to OCA-Greater Los Angeles.

Lawrence has worked as a Law Clerk for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now called Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California), the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Counsel.

During his time at UCLA School of Law, Lawrence served as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. He was also Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master of Arts from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He also has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs.

Lawrence S. Joe

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

Mr. Lawrence Joe is a Partner in Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP’s Los Angeles office and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Law and the School of Public Affairs. He works in the firm’s Education and Public Law practice groups.

Lawrence advises school district clients on a wide range of education issues, including issues pertaining to special education and Section 504 matters, and has represented school district clients in Mediations and administrative due process hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings. Lawrence has experience conducting workplace investigations, advising clients on employment issues and preparing charge packets, and has successfully represented clients in obtaining workplace violence restraining orders.Lawrence’s experience also includes assisting clients with responses to California Public Records Act requests and subpoena requests. Lawrence’s litigation experience includes representing clients in Pitchess motions, responding to discovery requests, and drafting declarations and briefs for law and motion.

Prior to joining Garcia Hernández Sawhney, Lawrence served as the Project Director for the California Participation Project, a project of Community Partners, where he collaborated with nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout Los Angeles County to mobilize non-profit organizations to promote voter engagement in Los Angeles County. Prior to that, Lawrence was an Outreach Specialist for the Los Angeles City Council’s Redistricting Commission. He is also heavily involved in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, having served as a volunteer and Board member for multiple nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to OCA-Greater Los Angeles.

Lawrence has worked as a Law Clerk for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now called Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California), the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Counsel.

During his time at UCLA School of Law, Lawrence served as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. He was also Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master of Arts from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He also has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs.