Since 2005, Carol Lavacot has been inprivate practice specializing in criminal law... more
Since 2005, Carol Lavacot has been inprivate practice specializing in criminal law litigation after over twenty-three (23) years as a lawyer with the Orange County Public Defenders Office. She has extensive experience in all aspects of criminal defense work as well as juvenile law and dependency law. She has tried over 100 cases including misdemeanors, felonies and homicides. During her tenure ... view profile
I received my Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law... more
I received my Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where I was the Electronic Media Editor on Law Review, a summer Constitutional Law research assistant, and student mentor. Prior to law school I obtained my undergraduate Bachelors of Arts in History from California State University of Northridge. Both of these degrees focused on social interaction and are a dri... view profile
Since retiring from my firm after 40 years as a labor and employment lawyer, I am... more
Since retiring from my firm after 40 years as a labor and employment lawyer, I am working as amediator and arbitrator. WhileI am interested in mediatinga broad range of cases, my focus is on labor and employment issues.
I am a consumer protection lawyer with 28 years of experience. I focus on claims... more
I am a consumer protection lawyer with 28 years of experience. I focus on claims against deceptive trade schools and for-profit school abuses. I pursue these both on class action and individual bases. My cases have generated tens of millions of dollars in benefits for consumers.
Education laws relate to how our schools operate. They cover matters like educational standards, school district and school board authority, student attendance, discipline, and dress code requirements. An education lawyer advises school districts and school boards and represents them in disputes with students, teachers, and parents. Education lawyers also represent parents who have issues with their children's education. For example, if you think your child has been improperly suspended from school, an education lawyer will help you determine if challenging the suspension is within your legal rights.