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May 27, 2024

Paloma Perez-McEvoy Named to 2024 Los Angeles Business Journal “Women of Influence: Attorneys” List

OMLO is pleased to announce that Paloma Perez-McEvoy has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women of Influence: Attorneys” list. The annual list honors LA’s most influential women attorneys across multiple practice areas, recognized ...... Read More

May 1, 2024

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

As a certified minority-owned law firm, OMLO celebrates all cultures. Our firm is proud to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, honoring generations of individuals who have contributed to our ...... Read More

April 25, 2024

The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal Highlights OMLO’s Municipal Law Team and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

OMLO was recently featured in Shane Nelson’s Daily Journal article “Practice What You Preach: The municipal law specialists at the OMLO firm celebrate diversity and inclusion in practice.” Nelson’s piece details how OMLO’s powerhouse team ...... Read More

March 22, 2024

Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP (OMLO) Names Two New Female Partners

Leading certified minority-owned Los Angeles law firm Olivarez Madruga Law Organization, LLP (OMLO) is delighted to announce that Paloma Perez-McEvoy and Stephanie Vasquez have been named Partners of the Firm, effective February 2024. Both were ...... Read More

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