Milton E. Foster III

Milton E. Foster III is a partner in the firm's Inland Empire area office. A former mechanical engineer, Mr. Foster provides the firm with a wealth of litigation, construction, facilities, and real estate experience. Mr. Foster is especially interested in finding ways for K-12 and community college districts to take full advantage of the value of their facilities, both for educational use and revenue. He assists school districts and county offices of education throughout California on issues ranging from premises liability and construction defect to eminent domain proceedings.

Recognized across the state for his expertise on the California Voters Rights Act, Mr. Foster provides guidance to clients in the requirements and implications of the CVRA.  A popular presenter, he frequently conducts workshops and training for board members and administrators on this emerging topic.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Foster counsels clients with respect to general and complex litigation claims, insurance defense, personal injury matters, torts, products liability and general negligence. Additionally, Mr. Foster has worked on claims stemming from employment disputes including Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims since starting his legal career. As such, he provides guidance for clients statewide on teacher dismissal hearings, certificated employee layoff hearings, classified termination hearings, grievance arbitrations and writ of mandate proceedings. Mr. Foster has further successfully defended school district law enforcement personnel against excessive force claims filed in both state and federal court.  Mr. Foster is a member of the firm's eMatters Practice Group, which ensures that his legal practice incorporates consideration of all current and emerging technology issues.

While working as an engineer, Mr. Foster's duties included designing and testing electronic radar antenna systems for defense projects, including satellites, jets, tanks and navy ships. Additionally, Mr. Foster designed computer mother boards, power supplies, fiber-optic systems and ensured that computer systems had sufficient data management and storage capabilities.

Mr. Foster received his Juris Doctor from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2006, where he competed nationally in the Honors Mock Trial Program.  He was made a member of the Order of the Barristers.  He also served as a mentor at the Camp Kilpatrick Juvenile Center for Boys, a probation center for young males convicted of first offense crimes. Mr. Foster holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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