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February 29, 2024

2024 New Housing Laws Update

This legal alert briefly summarizes key housing bills effective in 2024 intended to further reduce barriers to and incentivize housing production. Unless otherwise noted, all laws became effective January 1, 2024. For more information about ...... Read More

February 23, 2024

Above the Law Features OMLO’s Municipal Lawyers, Including the Firm’s Trailblazing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

OMLO was recently highlighted in Staci Zaretsky’s Above the Law article “An Admirable Law Firm Where Diversity And Inclusion Is Celebrated For Bringing Out The Best In Its Lawyers.” The piece details OMLO’s diversity and ...... Read More

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month

In recognition of the importance of Black History Month and the impact of African-American communities on our nation’s history and culture, OMLO is proud to highlight the significant contributions and achievements of African-American legislators in ...... Read More

January 10, 2024

Four OMLO Attorneys Named to 2024 Southern California “Super Lawyers” List

​​​​OMLO is pleased to announce that Rick R. Olivarez, Tom Madruga, Terence Gallagher, and Colin Barr have been named to the 2024 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters. The attorneys were recognized for ...... Read More

January 3, 2024

2024 Legislative Update for School Districts

The following laws related to education were created or modified during the 2023 year and are already affecting or will affect California school districts in 2024 and beyond. If you have questions on any of ...... Read More

December 6, 2023

L.A. Times B2B Publishing Names Rick R. Olivarez a “DEI Visionary” in 2023 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Magazine

The firm is pleased to announce that founding partner Rick R. Olivarez has been named a “DEI Visionary” by L.A. Times B2B Publishing in its inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Magazine. This honor places ...... Read More

October 31, 2023

Thomas Madruga Defends City of Inglewood in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

OMLO Partner Thomas Madruga recently achieved a dismissal for the City of Inglewood in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the city had created a “dangerous situation” which led to the death by shooting of the ...... Read More

September 18, 2023

OMLO Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2023 List of “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For”

The firm is pleased to share that it has been named for the third consecutive year in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual list of the “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For.” This list ...... Read More

September 15, 2023

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: How Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County Ended Segregation in California Schools

As a certified minority-owned law firm, OMLO is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 through October 15, and to highlight the culture and contributions of those whose ancestors came ...... Read More

August 28, 2023

California Attorney General Files Lawsuit Claiming “Parental Notification” Policy is Discriminatory and Violates Students’ Civil and Privacy Rights

On Monday, August 28, 2023, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit against the Chino school district over its “parental notification” policy, which requires schools to notify parents if their children express a change ...... Read More

August 17, 2023

Rick R. Olivarez Named to 2024 “Best Lawyers in America” List, Two Attorneys Named 2024 “Ones to Watch”

The firm is pleased to announce that founding and Managing Partner Rick R. Olivarez has been selected for inclusion by U.S. News & World Report in the 2024 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” ...... Read More

July 7, 2023

Lloyd Pilchen’s Article “When Worlds Collide” Published in Latest Issue of The American Surveyor

OMLO partner Lloyd Pilchen contributed an article entitled, “When Worlds Collide: Mexica, Mercedes, and Indigenous Voices in Maps,” to the May/June 2023 issue of The American Surveyor, a leading publication on land use, surveying, and ...... Read More