About The Firm

We are federal and state trial attorneys, dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal representation in the defense of employment, civil and criminal cases. We also assist in the formation of corporate entities and consult in the area of corporate governance, and advise clients on business-related legal matters. Our experience in trying more than 150 cases to jury verdict provides us the depth of experience and knowledge to address the most challenging problems, particularly where individual and company reputations are at risk. Our goal in every matter entrusted to us is to identify the end that best serves the needs of our clients and to achieve that end as efficiently as possible. We simplify complicated matters and do not overstaff, overbill, or overpromise. We partner with our clients, making their business our business, so that our representation always advances their mission.

We represent California employers in the defense of every type of employment case, including those involving alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and violations of FLSA, Title VII, FMLA, ADA, Federal and California False Claims Act, FEHA, the California Labor Code, CFRA and innumerable related regulations and administrative orders. We offer expertise in the defense of administrative enforcement actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment & Housing, California Labor Commissioner, Labor Welfare Development Agency, Federal and Cal-OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor. We have defended many cases filed as putative class actions, defeating certification in most. We counsel our clients with respect to their employment needs, developing strategies to prevent litigation and in the area of union-avoidance.

When clients are facing indictment or criminal charges, they call us. As a career federal and state prosecutor, Tom Johnson has unparalleled experience in the criminal justice system, having handled thousands of criminal matters. As federal practitioners, we advise, represent and guide clients who are under investigation by federal and state regulators through this turbulent and uncertain process. We orchestrate, oversee and conduct a broad range of internal investigations, including Title IX investigations and advise clients on matters pending before state and federal agencies.

Other areas of practice include handling general civil litigation matters, civil writs and appeals. We are also well-versed in advising and representing religious institutions, as well as in the areas of non-profit, constitutional, religious freedom and public law. Our experience in all three branches of government enables us to counsel clients about pending legislation, government relations, and public law. We bring decades of experience at the highest levels in dealing with the government, coupled with extensive courtroom experience ranging from superior court trials to argument before the Supreme Court of California. When the stakes are high, the broad experience we bring to bear makes the difference for our diverse clientele.


Sacramento Office

400 Capitol Mall Suite 1620
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 753-1300
Fax: (916) 753-1333


San Diego Office

402 West Broadway
Suite 1025
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 398-3400
Fax: (619) 330-4907