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Deborah U. Ettinger

Deborah U. Ettinger

Lozano Smith
Senior Counsel
Petaluma, CA, USA

Deborah U. Ettinger is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith’s Santa Rosa Office. Ms. Ettinger specializes in the Special Education, Students and Litigation aspects of education law.  For the past decade, she has counseled school districts on all matters relating to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, California special education laws and Section 504.  Ms. Ettinger has also successfully represented school districts in administrative hearings as well as appeals in federal court.

Presenter Experience
Ms. Ettinger frequently conducts trainings for school districts on a variety of topics from the individualized education process to compliance with Section 504.  Ms. Ettinger also conducts presentations at statewide education associations.

Ms. Ettinger received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Whittier Law School and was a member of the Whittier Law Review.  Her article "The Tadic War Crimes Trial: The First Criminal Conviction Since Nuremberg Exposes the Need for a Permanent War Crimes Tribunal" was published in the Whittier Law Review.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine.

Practice Areas
Special Education

J.D., Whittier Law School
B.A., University of California, Irvine

Bar Admission
California, 2000

Court Admission
United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
United States Federal Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California


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