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Admitted to practice law before California State Courts and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Employment and Labor Law Attorney  

My law firm represents both EMPLOYEES and EMPLOYERS in a wide array of Employment and Labor Law matters, including: 

• Discrimination
• Wrongful Termination
• Harassment
• Hiring and Firing
• Employment Policies and Contract
• Disabilities / Accommodations 
• Pregnancy
• Wage and Hour (unpaid wages and overtime pay)
• Family Medical Leave Act / California Family Rights Act
• Unemployment compensation 
• Whistleblower
• State and Federal Laws
• Litigation
• Mediation 
• Arbitration

EMPLOYEES: As an employment law attorney, My firm fights to secure just compensation for employment law clients who have been victims of sexual and racial harassment, discrmination on basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin, wrongful termination, retaliation, or victimized by unlawful employment practices including unpaid wages, overtime pay, and meal and rest periods, and unpaind reimbursements. My firm tenaciously and firmly stands behind the rights of employees who have been wronged. 

EMPLOYERS: My firm counsels employers on preventing litigation, developing effective personnel policies and other employment agreements. My firm counsels Employers before terminating or disciplining an employee to minimize the risk of litigation. Early intervention, investigation and documentation often times resolves employment disputes in a cost effective manner for employers and business owners. My firm is devoted to providing ethical representation and personal attention in a cost-conscious and timely manner.

Can be contacted at:

The Emerald Plaza
402 W. Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Fax: 619.259.5552

Received my first law degree from Lebanese University of Beirut, Faculty of Law.

Received my Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego. 

Received my LL.M. from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Participated on numerous judicial seminars in the Judicial Institution
for the Ministry of Justice.  








Languages spoken: English, Arabic, French

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    14 years, 300 cases
  2. Immigration: 50%
    10 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Noor Nisa Kazmi

    I have referred cases in the past to Habib, as he is a true professional and exceptionally knowledge in many aspects of the law. I highly recommend Habib.


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  • Leif Harrison Kleven

    Mr. Hasbini is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney in San Diego. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

San Diego Immigration Lawyer

945 4th Avenue, Suite 309
san diego, CA, 92101

Hasbini Law Firm

945 4th Avenue, Suite 309
San diego, CA, 92101

San Diego Employment Law Firm

945 4th Avenue, Suite 309
san diego, CA, 92101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Contracts - Academic Achievement AwardCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Immigration Law - Honors PassCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Dean's Merit ScholarshipCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Appellate Brief - Highest NominationCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Certified Legal InternOffice of Public Defenders - Juvenile Delinquency2009 - 2009
legal analystLaw Offices of Joshua Gruenberg2008 - 2010
Legal InternLaw Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick2004 - 2004
Legal AnalystSullivan & Christiani, LLP2002 - 2008
International law professor assistantCalifornia Western School Of Law2002 - 2002
Research AssistantCalifornia Western School of Law2002 - 2002
LawyerHasbini and associates2000 - 2002
ProfessorLebanese school of Law2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Employment Lawyers Associationmember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
schwartz vs. Cardenas, Inc.Dismissal for Client
Tigani Johar vs. Department of Mental Healthcase dismissed
Wrongful Termination.Verdict in.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Employee Rights in Workplace.Employee Handbook2013
Beirut Times of Los AnglesWays to obtain green card2013
Unemployment Benefits in CaliforniaUnemployment Benefits in California2013
Beirut Times of Los AnglesPolitical asylum in the USA2013
Employee AdvocateGuidelines For Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment2013
Rights of pregnant woman in workplaceEmployee handbook2012
Right to be free from discrimination in workplaceemployee handbook2012
AdvocateFire-At-Will in California2012
Tips for Employers Defending Wage & Hours CasesTips for Employers Defending Wage & Hours Cases2012
Beirut Times NewspaperTemporary protected status for Syrians2012
Al ARAB NEWSPAPERApplying for U- VISA2012
Effect of overstay on green cardEffect of overstay on green card2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Lebanese University Faculty of Law, Political and Administrative SciencesN/ALL.B - Bachelor of LawsN/A
Lebanese University Faculty of Law, Political and Administrative SciencesLawLL.D. - Doctor of LawsN/A
California Western School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws in Comparative LawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Immigration lawyerGetting green card while in removal proceeding2014
Teaching to TransgressUsing Disability Law: A Practical Toolkit2013
SeminarDACA Path to Citizenship2013
Immigration ReformImmigration2013
Immigration forum on F-1 VisaF-1 Student Visa2013
Employment Law EssentialsEmployers' Duties and Problems2013
CommunityGreen card based on employment2013
communityObtaining green card based on marriage2013
communityRequirements for obtaining political asylum2013
communityTPS for syrians2013
communitySpeaking about Immigration law2013
Change and adjusting immigration statusImmigration2013
Annual conferenceTN VISA2013
2013 Employment Law UpdateWage & Hour Law2013
Labor and Employment ConferenceUnderstand Your Wage and Hour Rights – Overtime – Meal and Rest Breaks2012
Immigration Law UpdateWorking Visas"2012
Guest LecturerSteps in a lawsuit2012
Guest LecturerFundamentals of Employment Law2012
Employment Law EssentialsEmployment Discrimination2012
community forumCitizenship questions2012
SeminarSay no for Sexual Harassment at work2011