Date: Aug 04, 2016
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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

Member of WG Ag Legal Network


Downey Brand LLP

Dale Stern

621 Capitol Mall 18th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-444-1000

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

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


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



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


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



Jackson Lewis LLP

Jonathan A. Siegel

5000 Birch Street, Suite 5000

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-885-1360


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


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


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


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


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



Raimondo & Associates

Anthony Raimondo

7080 N. Marks Ave., Suite 117

Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: (559) 432-3000


Specialties: Employment & Labor


Medina McKelvey LLP

Brandon McKelvey – Partner

Alexander Medina – Partner

983 Reserve Drive

Roseville, CA 95678

Phone: 916-960-2211


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



Noland Hamerly Etienne & Hoss

Terry O’Connor

P.O. Box 2510

Salinas, CA 93902-2510

Phone: 831-424-1414


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


Rynn and Janowsky, LLP

Patricia Rynn

4100 Newport Place Drive, Suite 700

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-752-2911


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



The Saqui Law Group

Michael C. Saqui

1420 Rocky Ridge Drive, Suite 260

Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-782-8555


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


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



Somach Simmons & Dunn

Theresa (Tess) A. Dunham

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1000

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-446-7979


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


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


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


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


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



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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Western Growers members care deeply for the food they grow, the land they sustain, the people they employ, and the community in which they live. 

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