Richard J. Schwab
A member of the firm for over 30 years, he has distinguished himself in and out of the courtroom. From a family of teachers and lawyers, his passion for his clients is reflected by hundreds of trial and hearing victories. He has also shaped the laws that provide teachers' rights, through extensive appellate practice, lobbying and active involvement with the teachers' unions, including UTLA and CTA. Education: UCLA, B.A.; UCLA School of Law, J.D.
His primary practice areas include: Education Law • Criminal Law • Administrative Law • Civil Rights and Employment Law • Appellate Practice • Federal Practice
Shanon Dawn Trygstad
For more than 20 years, Ms. Trygstad has built upon the vision her father, Lawrence Trygstad, established for the firm. She has an unsurpassed record of representing clients with disabilities and employment disputes. Her skills at bringing opposite interests to common ground has resulted in favorable results for clients whose interests were at risk and were not being heard. Education: University of San Diego, B.A.; USC (Gould) School of Law, J.D. Foreign Languages: Spanish proficiency.
Her primary practice areas include: Education Law • Civil Rights and Employment Law • Disability Retirement Law and Employee Benefits • Appellate Practice
Daniel J. Kolodziej
A lawyer for over 20 years, his experience includes representing Fortune 500 companies and other businesses, Director of Business & Legal Affairs for a major motion picture company and General Counsel for a major personal care products company. For more than 10 years, he has applied his understanding of the "management side" to achieve favorable results for individuals whose rights have been diminished, including numerous trial victories in civil, administrative and criminal courts and substantial settlements. His experience with business transactions, employment agreements and trademark and copyright law also provides solid insight to guide clients through other complex legal situations. Education: University of Michigan, B.A.; UCLA School of Law, J.D. Languages: French and German
His primary practice areas include: Education Law • Criminal Law • Employment Law • Trademark and Copyright Law • Real Estate and Estate Planning • Personal Injury • Business Transactions and Counseling