I began practicing law in the defense of employers and their insurance companies.... more
I began practicing law in the defense of employers and their insurance companies. While it was a secure job, there was not much job satisfaction. In 2004, I won a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a former employee of a large tech company who was terminated because she was pregnant and took pregnancy leave. I learned that the job satisfaction came from helping people help themselves, and ... view profile
David E. Mastagni is a partner with the law firm of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick,... more
David E. Mastagni is a partner with the law firm of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller & Johnsen, who specializes in labor and employment law representation, including trial and appellate litigation in California and federal courts. In particular, he handles complex civil, class action and collective action litigation, claims arising out of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. and California C... view profile
I am an associate with Littler Mendelson. I graduated with distinction from the... more
I am an associate with Littler Mendelson. I graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where I externed for the Hon. Garland E. Burrell, Jr., in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Before law school, I worked for nine years as a journalist, most recently as the Sunday Sports Editor for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Jury Trial history includes: - 13 jury verdicts/judgments in excess of $1million. -... more
Jury Trial history includes: - 13 jury verdicts/judgments in excess of $1million. -Punitive damage awards in 10 cases against 16 defendants. -Three million dollar plus verdicts in less than 1 year. -9 published cases, 3 at the California Supreme Court.
I spearhead my firm’s Appeals and Writs group and I am a member of my firm’s labor... more
I spearhead my firm’s Appeals and Writs group and I am a member of my firm’s labor and employment, litigation, and trust, probate and elder-abuse litigation groups. I am an Appellate Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In litigation, I have worked on class actions and managed entire cases, including conducting witness interviews, preparing wri... view profile
Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small... more
Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small employers, public agencies, counites and cities. Approved arbitrator for WCAB matters. Speaker and lecturer at industry and association events.
Employment attorneys focus on the many laws concerning the relationship between employers and employees. If you feel your employer has treated you wrongly as an employee, or if you're an employer who needs to terminate an unsatisfactory employee, you may benefit from the services of an employment attorney. Some professionals, such as teachers, policemen, and pilots, belong to labor unions, which have specific negotiation and labor law procedures that protect union members. A labor attorney will know which laws apply to your particular situation and how you can take advantage of the laws to protect your rights.