Peter K. Fagen is a partner and serves clients from both the Los Angeles and San Diego area offices. A proven lawyer, administrator and leader, Mr. Fagen has extensive experience in the areas of board and superintendent relations, labor, personnel, students, business, voting rights, redevelopment, data privacy, construction and related litigation. A seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Fagen has conducted bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts. Additionally, Mr. Fagen is an approved trainer for interest-based bargaining and he is a trusted member of the negotiations team in school districts and public agencies throughout the state. Mr. Fagen is the chair of the firm's Client Services Group, which is a collection of attorneys and public education practitioners who offer services in areas related to education law. In this role, he frequently conducts workshops on internal board relations, board-superintendent relations, vision, goal setting and leadership for school district administrators and board members. Respected state-and nationwide for his exemplary leadership skills, Mr. Fagen is a member of the California School Boards Association Education Legal Alliance Steering Committee and the Association of California School Administrators Education Legal Alliance Attorney Advisory Committee.
In addition to presenting at numerous seminars and conferences, including the National School Boards Association (NSBA), California School Boards Association, Association of California School Administrators, Council of Urban Boards of Education, North American Association of Education Negotiators and School Employers Association, Mr. Fagen is a past president of the California Council of School Attorneys, a member of the California Association of School Business Officials, Leadership Committee, and a member of the NSBA Federal Relations Network, which affords him opportunity to meet annually with national leaders on education issues. Mr. Fagen is chairman of the Board of SAGE Global (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship), an international organization promoting student entrepreneurs around the world.
His leadership in the legal field is recognized by his selection as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Who’s Who in American Law, the National Registry of Who’s Who and the International Who’s Who of Professionals.
Mr. Fagen’s articles include: "State Voting Law Raises Complex Compliance Issues," January 3, 2012 Daily Journal; "Win on Property Tax Funds is Validation for School Districts," February 17, 2010 Daily Journal; "The Debate Over Emails as Education Records," October 30, 2009 Daily Journal; “Will Labor Code Section 96(k) Affect Discipline Decisions in Public Employment?” California Labor & Employment Quarterly, Summer 2000; “Bilingual Education in California,” California Education, February/March 1998; and “What to do When You Are Sued,” The Law Journal, September 1996. Mr. Fagen is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law and his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
Los Angeles office
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, California 90048
San Diego office
1525 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, California 92008
7108 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720
Inland Empire office
4160 Temescal Canyon Road
Corona, CA 92883