Date: Sep 14, 2017
Magazine:
WG&S: September/October 2017

In the 1970s, Western Growers had about a dozen attorneys on staff mostly handling labor law.  Today, agricultural lawyers have gone well beyond labor law and specialize in a wide variety of business decisions from wage & hour concerns to water law and even to issues surrounding cannabis production. Currently 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 at least 15 percent discount off their normal legal services rates.

The WG-member law firms are as diverse as the legal community, representing multi-national firms as well as solo practioners. Below is a roster of WG legal members. Members of the WGALN have that designation 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 as well as a bold faced listing. Please support these firms when looking for legal help.

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.

 

Afsar Law Group

Amir Afsar

78-000 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 203

Palm Desert, CA  92211

Phone: 760-345-3110

Email: aafsar@afsarlaw.com

Website: afsarlaw.com

Litigation, Professional Negligence, Commercial Real Estate, General Practice, Corporate Finance/M&A, Business Entity Formation, Mediation and Arbitration

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

AlvaradoSmith APC

Craig Hardwick

1 MacArthur Place, Suite 200

Santa Ana, CA  92707

Phone: 714-852-6800

Email: CHardwick@AlvaradoSmith.com

Website: www.alvaradosmith.com

Member of 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

Website: www.theemployerslawfirm.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Litigation

Barsamian & Moody is The Employers Lawfirmsm, a firm wholly dedicated to providing high quality, cost effective representation for employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Member of Ag Legal Network

Please See Ad on Page 18

 

Best Best & Krieger LLP

William J Thomas

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1700

Sacramento, CA  95814

Phone: 916-325-4000

Email: William.thomas@bbklaw.com

Website: www.bbklaw.com

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

Member of 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

Website: www.bhfs.com

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

With 11 offices across the U.S., Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is where business, law and politics converge. Our 250 lawyers and policy professionals provide multidisciplinary legal counsel that drives results.

Member of Ag Legal Network

Please See Ad on Page 13

 

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

Thoughtfully and aggressively representing farmers in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys for nearly 30 years. With our vast experience in business and litigation, we are honored to represent WGA Members.

Member of Ag Legal Network

Please See Ad on page 16

 

CJ Lake, LLC

Lynn Jacquez

525 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC  20004

Phone: 202-609-8501

Email: ljacquez@cj-lake.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Litigation, Corporate Immigration

Member of 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

Website: www.dwt.com

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Deason Law Group, P.C.

Dax Deason

3579 4th Avenue

San Diego, CA  92103

Phone: 713-975-7301

Email: ddeason@deasonlawgroup.com

Website: www.deasonlawgroup.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor, Corporate Immigration

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty

Greg Walsh

1455 First Street, Suite 301

Napa, CA  94559

Phone: 707-252-7122

Email: gwalsh@dpf.law.com

Website: www.dpf.law.com

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Downey Brand LLP

Dale Stern

621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor

Sacramento, CA  95814

Phone: 916-444-1000

Email: dstern@downeybrand.com

Website: www.downeybrand.com

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Employer’s Legal Advisor, Inc.

Jeanne Flaherty

587 N Ventu Park Rd., # E-128

Newbury Park, CA  91320-2723

Phone: 805-499-2918

Email: jflaherty@eladvisor.com

Website: www.eladvisor.com

Specialties: Employment Law; Workers’ Compensation Defense

Member of 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

Email: sarah.brew@FaegreBD.com

Website: www.FaegreBD.com

Specialties: Food Safety, Litigation, General Practice

Member of 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

Website: www.laborlawyers.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Law Offices of Geoffrey F Gega

Geoffrey F. Gega

1851 East First Street, Suite 900

Santa Ana, CA  92705

Phone: 714-542-1883

Email: ggega@gegalaw.com

Member of 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

Attorney at Law

Jackson Lewis P.C.

200 Spectrum Center Dr., Suite 500

Irvine, CA  92618

Phone: 949-885-1360

Email: siegelj@jacksonlewis.com

Website: www.jacksonlewis.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

 

Member of Ag Legal Network

JRG Attorneys At Law

318 Cayuga Street

Salinas, CA  93901

Phone: (831) 754-2444

Email: JRGattorneys@lawyer-emails.com

Website: https://www.jrgattorneys.com/

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

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Moncrief + Hart PC

Paul W. Moncrief

16 W. Gabilan Street

Salinas, CA  93901

Phone: 831-759-0900

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

 

LaRiviere, Grubman P.C.

F. David LaRiviere

19 Upper Ragsdale Drive #200

Monterey, CA  93942

Phone: 831-649-8800

Email: fdlariviere@lgpatlaw.com

Website: www.lgpatlaw.com

Specialties: Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trade & Customs

Member of 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

Website: www.littler.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Malitzlaw, Inc.

Jeanne Malitz

600 W Broadway, 4th Floor

San Diego, CA  92101

Phone: 619-515-9726

Email: jmalitz@malitzlaw.com

Website: www.malitzlaw.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor law; Immigration

 

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 Ag Legal Network

 

Meuers Law Firm PL

Lawrence H Meuers

5395 Park Central Court

Naples, FL  34109

Phone: 239-513-9191

Email: lmeuers@meuerslawfirm.com

Website: 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

Website: www.lettucelaw.com

Our labor and employment attorneys have over fifty years of combined expertise in all aspects of labor and employment law and the best track record on the Central Coast.

Member of Ag Legal Network

Please see Ad on Page 14

 

Payne & Fears

Paul Cody

100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1250

Los Angeles, CA  90024

Phone: 310-689-1769

Email: pic@paynefears.com

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Raimondo & Associates

Anthony Raimondo

7080 N. Marks Ave., Suite 117

Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: 559-432-3000

Email: clw@raimondoassociates.com

Website: raimondoassociates.com

Specialties: Employment & Labor

 

Rynn and Janowsky, LLP

Patricia Rynn

4100 Newport Place Drive, Suite 700

Newport Beach, CA  92660-2451

Phone: 949-752-2911

Email: pat@rjlaw.com

Website: www.rjlaw.com

 

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

Website: www.erisafiduciary.com

 

The Saqui Law Group, A Division of Dowling Aaron Incorporated 

Michael C. Saqui

1410 Rocky Ridge Drive

Suite 330           

Roseville, CA  95661

Phone: 916-782-8555

Email: mcs@laborcounselors.com

Website: www.laborcounselors.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

For nearly three decades, The Saqui Law Group has aggressively represented employers in Agriculture, Food Processing, Manufacturing, Trucking, and Hospitality in all areas of employment, labor-management relations and workforce strategic planning.

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Schneider & Onofry, P.C.

Chuck Onofry

833 East Plaza Circle, Suite 200

Yuma, AZ  85365

Phone: 928-257-4887

Email: conofry@soarizonalaw.com

Website: www.soarizonalaw.com

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Intellectual Property, Shipping & transportation

Member of Ag Legal Network

 

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Paul B. La Scala

5 Park Plaza, Suite 1600

Irvine, CA  92614

Phone: 949-475-1500

Email: plascala@shb.com

Website: www.shb.com

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

Member of 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

Website: www.somachlaw.com

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

Tess Dunham works with agriculture clients throughout California to keep them compliant with regulations, find solutions to water quality challenges, and help them navigate the complex environmental statutes they face.

Member of 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 Ag Legal Network

 

Tuttle Taylor & Heron

Julian Herron

1725 – I Street, NW  Suite 300

Washington, D.C.  20006

Phone: 202-349-3859

Email: julianheron@msn.com

Member of 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

Website: www.wallacejordan.com

Member of 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

Website: www.W2LG.com

 

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

Website: www.pepperwilson.com

Specialty: Employment & Labor

Member of 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

Website: www.youngwooldridge.com

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