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Dave's practice has been exclusively limited to labor and employment matters since 1995.  He represents both employers and employees throughout the greater Palm Springs area in all aspects of the field such as wrongful termination litigation, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour matters, HR counseling, trade secret protection, NLRB cases and contract negotiations.  He regularly works with management to audit employment practices and develop policies and guidelines to help them comply with the numerous labor and employment laws that pertain to their businesses.  He is also a regular speaker before business groups on emerging topics in his field.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    21 years

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FitzGerald & Mulé, LLP

74-770 Highway 111 Suite 205
Indian Wells, CA, 92210-7127


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Employment/Labor LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Certificate of Appreciation for Service to Court ADR ProgramsSuperior Court of California County of Riverside2012
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Senate2008
Certificate of Appreciation for Judge Pro Tem servicesSuperior Court of California, County of Riverside2006
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Assembly2004
American Jurisprudence AwardSeattle University School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFitzGerald & Mulé, LLP2003 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of David B. Mulé1996 - 2003
AssociateMarc D. Roberts & Associates1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2015 - Present
Palm Valley SchoolTrustee and Vice-Chair2012 - Present
Desert Contractors' AssociationMember2005 - Present
Riverside County Superior CourtVolunteer Mediator2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to practice1999 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to practice1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to practice1994 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Steinway Society of Riverside CountyAdvisory Board2011 - 2015
Steinway Society of Riverside CountyDirector2007 - 2011
Marywood-Palm Valley SchoolTrustee2002 - 2008
Food in Need of Distribution (FIND)Director1998 - 2001
Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer American Inn of CourtMember1997 - 1998
Federalist Society (Puget Sound Lawyers chapter)Founding Member1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ely v. Wal-Mart, Inc., (CD Cal 1995)Precedent setting ruling
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Publication nameTitleDate
theControllerHas Your Club Misclassified Health and Fitness Staff?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of San DiegoEnglish/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DHAA Monthly MeetingLabor & Employment Law Update for Private Clubs2016
AFP January WorkshopNew Employment Laws for 20162016
PSHA LuncheonNew Laws for Hospitality Employers2015
PIHRANew Employment Laws for HR Professionals2015
DVBA Summer LuncheonNew Labor & Employment Laws for 20152015
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationNew Employment Laws for HR Professionals2014
Palm Springs Hospitality AssociationNew Developments in Employment Law2014
2014 COACHELLA VALLEY HALF DAY LEGAL UPDATENew Employment Laws for 2014, Emerging Trends and Wage and Hour Compliance in a Post-Brinker World2014
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationAnnual Legal Update2013
Desert Hospitality Accountants AssociationNew Developments in Employment Law2013
Romance at AguaLabor & Employment2012
PIHRA 2012 Annual Legal UpdateYear End Recent Developments in Employment Law2012
DHAA Monthly MeetingRecent Developments in Employment Law2012
Desert Communities EAC Employer SeminarManaging Leaves of Absence2012
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationRecent Developments in Employment Law2011
PIHRA District 18 (Monthly Meeting)Monthly Employment Law Update2011
District 18 Learning SessionWage and Hour Update2011
Monthly Labor Law Update for PIHRA District 18Legislative and Case Law Update2010
Continuing Professional Education PresentationEmployment Law Topics for CPAs2010
American Camp Association, Southern California/HawaiiEmployment Law for Camp Organizations2010
Desert Hospitality Accountants' AssociationEmployment vs. Independent Contractor Relationships in the Workplace2008
NAWIC, Region 12 Winter ConferenceRecent Developments in Employment Law2006
Desert Contractors' AssociationRecent Developments in Labor & Employment Law2005
Lorman Education ServicesEmployment Closure: Communicating and Processing Terminations of Employment in California2004
Lorman Education ServicesPayroll Basics in California2004
University of California ExtensionEmployment Law2003
PIHRA, District 18Employee Monitoring & Technology vs. Privacy Laws2003
Lorman Education ServicesPayroll Basics in California2003
Desert Contractors' AssociationRecent Developments in Labor & Employment Law2003