Attorney Bill Trejo

William J. Trejo

Partner

Mr. Trejo focuses his efforts on serving as General Counsel to the Banning Unified School District. In this capacity, he negotiates and supervises all of the Districts legal matters, including labor relations, collective bargaining, and personal actions; construction and facilities, special education; and various litigation cases involving the client districts.

Mr. Trejo also represents the several school districts as special counsel in Administrative proceedings relating to employee appeals of personnel actions; administrative hearings involving special education student’s rights and responding to administrative complaints filed through the department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, Mr. Trejo is responsible for rendering legal opinions on special education, student rights, teacher rights, and the Brown Act and negotiations.

Profile

Prior to joining the firm of Leal-Trejo, APC, Mr. Trejo practiced as a Senior Associate for the firm of Gutierrez & Vera, LLP. He represented the Chino Valley, Bassett and Montebello School Districts in administrative proceedings relating to employee appeals of personnel actions. He also represented the Chino Valley and Bassett Unified School Districts in administrative hearings involving special education student’s rights. Additionally, he represented the Chino Valley, Bassett, and Montebello Unified School Districts in responding to administrative complaints filed through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the capacity of Personnel Commission, he represented the Bassett Unified School District in all matters pertaining to classified employees’ employment rights. He trained the Chino Valley and Bassett Unified School Districts in compliance with State and federal laws in employment and special education. Finally, he represented te Chino Valley, Bassett, and Montebello Unified School Districts in disability, sec, and race discrimination litigation.

Mr. Trejo also assumed the role of Assistant General Counsel with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of General Counsel. He represented the Los Angeles Unified School District in administrative proceedings in matters relating to employee appeals of personnel actions administrative hearings involving special education student rights and in rescinding to administrative complaints filed through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Also, during this tenure, he was responsible for restricting the Los Angeles Unified School District’s workers’ compensation program as well as its worker return to work program.

Education

Loyola Marymount University School of Law
(J.D., 1997)
University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1987)

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California,  (Central and Northern Districts)