Date: Aug 04, 2016
Magazine:
WG&S August 2016

Agricultural law has evolved tremendously over the years with attorneys representing Western Growers members in a wide variety of disciplines from labor concerns to water issues to trademark infringement.  Today there are dozens of law firms  that are members of Western Growers, more than half of which participate in the Western Growers Ag Legal Network (WGALN).  Participants in this referral service agree to give Western Growers members a 15 percent discount off of their normal legal services rates.*

The WG-member law firms range in size from solo practitioners to international mega firms.  They specialize in a wide array of legal issues to fit virtually any need a business or grower may have.  Below is a roster of WG legal members.  Members of the WGALN are highlighted in bold typeface and their practice areas are noted.  WG legal members who advertise in this issue also earned a descriptive phrase further explaining their scope of practice.

 

AlvaradoSmith APC

Craig Hardwick

1 MacArthur Place, Suite. 200

Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone: 714-852-6800

Email: CHardwick@AlvaradoSmith.com

www.alvaradosmith.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Barsamian & Moody

Ronald H Barsamian

1141 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 104

Fresno, CA 93711-3713

Phone: 559-248-2360

Email: rbarsamian@theemployerslawfirm.com

www.theemployerslawfirm.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Litigation

Agricultural employers throughout California have been relying upon the attorneys of Barsamian & Moody, “The Employers’ Law Firm,” for over 30 years.  We take great pride in being known for providing immediate, effective and personalized representation in all facets of labor and employment law, from day to day personnel issues to unionization issues, litigation, and more.

See Ad on Page 21

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Best Best & Krieger LLP

William J Thomas

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1700

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-325-4000

Email: William.thomas@bbklaw.com

www.bbklaw.com

Specialties: Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, PACA Trust, Water, Pesticides, CDFA Market Enforcement

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Kenneth L Khachigian

300 South El Camino Real #203

San Clemente, CA 92672

Phone: 949-498-3879

Email: KKhachigian@bhfs.com

www.bhfs.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Energy, Ag Business Law, Water

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Law Offices of Rahn, Murphy & Young, LLP

Antone S. Bulich, Jr.

1321 Howe Avenue, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA  95825

Phone: 916-569-1700 / Fax:  916-569-1707

Specialties: Workers Compensation Defense and Human Resources

abulich@rmylaw.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Law Offices of Shawn Caine, APC

Shawn Caine

1221 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, CA 92014

Phone: 858-350-1660

Email: scaine@cainelaw.com

Specialty: Litigation, Environment, Water, General Ag Business Law

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Aaron Colby

865 S Figueroa St., Suite 2400

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-633-6882

aaroncolby@dwt.com

www.dwt.com

Davis Wright Tremaine is a national, full-service law firm.  DWT’s food industry team supports clients daily by providing practical, strategic solutions associated with manufacturing and supply chain transactions; marketing, advertising, and labeling initiatives; food safety audits and recalls; employment; and compliance matters with USDA and FDA.

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

Please see Ad on page 2

 

Deason Law Group, P.C.

Dax Deason

3579 4th Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 713-975-7301

Email: ddeason@deasonlawgroup.com

www.deasonlawgroup.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Corporate Immigration

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty

Greg Walsh

1455 First Street, Suite 301

Napa, CA 94559

Phone: 707-252-7122

gwalsh@dpf.law.com

www.dpf.law.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Downey Brand LLP

Dale Stern

621 Capitol Mall 18th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-444-1000

dstern@downeybrand.com

www.downeybrand.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Sarah Brew

2200 Wells Fargo Center

90 South 7th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901

Phone: 612-766-7000

sarah.brew@FaegreBD.com

www.FaegreBD.com

Specialties: Food Safety, Litigation, General Practice

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Fisher & Phillips LLP

John E. Lattin, IV

2050 Main Street, Suite 1000

Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-798-2156

Email: jlattin@laborlawyers.com

www.laborlawyers.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Jeanne Flaherty, Esq.

6300 Canoga Avenue, Suite 1400

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-785-0444

Email: jflaherty@gmklaw.com

Website: www.gmklaw.com

Specialties: Employment Law; Workers’ Compensation Defense

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Julian Heron

Julian Herron

1725 - I Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20006

Phone: 202-349-3859

Email: julianheron@msn.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Higgins Harris Sherman and Rohr

John Higgins

45-445 Portola Avenue, Suite 1

Palm Desert, CA 92260-4844

Phone: 760-568-3009

Email: jhiggins@hhsr.com

 

Jackson Lewis LLP

Jonathan A. Siegel

5000 Birch Street, Suite 5000

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-885-1360

Email: siegelj@jacksonlewis.com

www.jacksonlewis.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Moncrief + Hart PC

Paul W. Moncrief

16 W. Gabilan Street

Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: 831-759-0900

Email: Specialties: Food Borne Illness, PACA, General Ag Business Law

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

CJ Lake, LLC

Monte B. Lake

525 Ninth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Phone: 202-609-8501

Email: mlake@cj-lake.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Litigation, Corporate Immigration

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

LaRiviere, Grubman P.C.

F. David LaRiviere

19 Upper Ragsdale Drive #200

Monterey, CA 93942

Phone: 831-649-8800

Email: fdlariviere@lgpatlaw.com

www.lgpatlaw.com

Specialties: Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trade & Customs

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Littler Mendelson, PC

J. Mark Ogden

2425 E. Camelback Road, Suite 900

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-474-3600

Email: mogden@littler.com

www.littler.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

L + G, LLP

Jeffery R. Gilles

P.O. Box 2119

Salinas, CA 93902

Phone: 831-754-2444

Email:  info@lg-attorneys.com

www.lg-attorneys.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Food Borne Illnesses, PACA, General Ag Business Law

L+G, LLP Attorneys at Law (formerly known as Lombardo & Gilles) is a full service Legal Firm with a highly diversified practice and offices in Monterey, San Benito and Stanislaus Counties. We specialize in a variety of practice areas, most of which are driven by the needs of the companies and individuals in our State or because certain skills were needed to service our local industries and public entities. It is our mission to exceed our clients’ expectations, participate in the communities in which we live and provide each of us with opportunities individually and collectively to improve ourselves.

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

Please see Ad on page 23

 

Malitzlaw, Inc.

Jeanne Malitz

600 W Broadway, 4th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-515-9726

Email: jmalitz@malitzlaw.com

www.malitzlaw.com

 

Raimondo & Associates

Anthony Raimondo

7080 N. Marks Ave., Suite 117

Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: (559) 432-3000

Email: clw@raimondoassociates.com

raimondoassociates.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor

 

Medina McKelvey LLP

Brandon McKelvey – Partner

Alexander Medina – Partner

983 Reserve Drive

Roseville, CA 95678

Phone: 916-960-2211

Email: Brandon@medinamckelvey.com, alex@medinamckelvey.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor, General Practice, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, White Collar Crime

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Meuers Law Firm P L

Lawrence H Meuers

5395 Park Central Court

Naples, FL 34109

Phone: 239-513-9191

Email: lmeuers@meuerslawfirm.com

www.meuerslawfirm.com

 

Noland Hamerly Etienne & Hoss

Terry O’Connor

P.O. Box 2510

Salinas, CA 93902-2510

Phone: 831-424-1414

Email: toconnor@nheh.com

www.lettucelaw.com

Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss is a full-service law firm and the leading agricultural law firm in California’s fertile Central Coast region. Our attorneys work in close partnership with growers and shippers, vineyard owners and managers, processors, wineries and ranchers, helping them take their products to the rest of the world. The agricultural law capabilities we have grown and the deep client relationships we have established within the industry, are your assurance that we will use our considerable resources to help your business grow and succeed. “Together We Grow”

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

Please see Ad on Page 24

 

Payne & Fears

Paul Cody

100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1250

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-689-1769

pic@paynefears.com

 

Rynn and Janowsky, LLP

Patricia Rynn

4100 Newport Place Drive, Suite 700

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-752-2911

Email: pat@rjlaw.com

www.rjlaw.com

For over 25 years, Rynn & Janowsky, LLP has been providing legal services to agribusiness nationwide. Our firm provides specialized expertise in agriculture, PACA, commercial and employment law.

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Nicholas L Saakvitne, A Law Corp

Nicholas L Saakvitne

532 Colorado Avenue, Second Floor

Santa Monica, CA 90401-2408

Phone: 310-451-3225

Email: saaklaw@aol.com

www.erisafiduciary.com

 

The Saqui Law Group

Michael C. Saqui

1420 Rocky Ridge Drive, Suite 260

Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-782-8555

Email: mcs@laborcounselors.com

www.laborcounselors.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

Please See Ad on Page 25

 

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Paul B. La Scala

5 Park Plaza, Suite 1600

Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-475-1500

Email: plascala@shb.com

www.shb.com

Specialties: Litigation, Environment, Food borne Illness, Product Liability, Employment and Intellectual Property

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

The Shuler Law Firm PLC

Robert L Shuler

11515 E Pine Valley Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 602-509-8699

Email: rshuler@shulerlegal.com

 

Somach Simmons & Dunn

Theresa (Tess) A. Dunham

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1000

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-446-7979

Email: tdunham@somachlaw.com

www.somachlaw.com

Specialties: Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Water

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Charley M. Stoll, APC

Charley M. Stoll

711 East Daily Drive, Suite 115

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-389-5296

Email: cstoll@cmsapc.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment Law

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt LLC

Stephen Leara

800 Shades Creek Parkway # 400

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-870-0555

Email: sleara@wallacejordan.com

www.wallacejordan.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Walter & Wilhelm Law Group

Riley Walter

205 E River Park Circle, Suite 410

Fresno, CA 93720

Phone: 559-435-9800

Email: rileywalter@W2LG.com

www.W2LG.com

Walter & Wilhelm Law Group is a Central Valley firm specializing in Farm, Processor and Agricultural Reorganizations and Insolvencies, Employment and Labor Law, Business Litigation and PACA

Please see Ad on Page 33

 

Law Offices of Scott A. Wilson

Scott Wilson

711 8th Avenue, Suite C

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-234-9011

Email: Scott@pepperwilson.com

www.pepperwilson.com

Specialty: Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP

Michael Kaia

1800 30th Street, 4th Floor

Bakersfield, CA 93301-1919

Phone: 661-327-9661

Email: mkaia@youngwooldridge.com

www.youngwooldridge.com

 

WGALN participating members have agreed to give active Western Growers members at least a 15% discount off of their usual fees. Some restrictions may apply. Please inquire with the participating firm to determine amount of discount and eligibility. Request for discount must be made before representation is undertaken and noted in fee agreement.

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