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John C. Lemmo


SAN DIEGO | 916.646.1400 ex. 251

Widely recognized throughout the state as a leading authority on charter school, education, and public agency law, John C. Lemmo brings over twenty-five years of experience to YM&C, representing charter schools, private schools, and colleges, and providing counseling regarding governance, operational, facilities, and business matters.  

John has been extensively involved in high-profile litigation defending the rights of charter schools and other educational organizations throughout his career and adds to YM&C’s unsurpassed expertise in education and charter law. With this addition, YM&C enhances its reputation for excellence and its ability to serve clients in the areas we lead.

In addition to his work with education organizations, John has deep expertise representing public agencies, nonprofits including healthcare and social services providers, and private developers in a wide range of matters, including regulatory compliance, development, and real estate and finance.



  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)

  • Occidental College, cum laude (B.A.)


Recognized by Best Lawyers®, for Education, Environmental, and Municipal Law, since 2015 and once again is included in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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