Date: Sep 14, 2018
Magazine:
September/October 2018

Since Western Growers began more than 90 years ago, attorneys specializing in agricultural issues has been part of the association’s landscape. Staff attorneys have long been an integral part of the organization reaching a peak during the 1970s when unionization was a daily concern. Today, Western Growers’ legal staff has a significant presence and gets materially involved in many member issues including labor concerns, regulatory issues and business dealings.

But in today’s complex world, there are also dozens of law firms that specialize in the ag space and are members of Western Growers. Many of these members participates in the association’s 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, from business contracts to labor problems to patents and trademark work. 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.

 

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 WG 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 WG Ag Legal Network

 

Barsamian & Moody

Ronald H Barsamian

1141 West Shaw Ave., 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.

See ad on page 37

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

Website: www.bhfs.com

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

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: Wildfire Litigation, Environment, Water, General Ag Business Law and Litigation

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

Email: aaroncolby@dwt.com

Specialty: All practice areas

Website: www.dwt.com

Member of WG 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 WG Ag Legal Network

 

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty

Greg Walsh

1455 First Street Ste 301

Napa, CA  94559

Phone: 707-252-7122

Email: gwalsh@dpf.law.com

Website: www.dpf.law.com

 

Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

Mike Droke

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100

Seattle, WA  98104

Phone: 206-903-8709

Email: droke.michael@dorsey.com

Specialty: All practice areas

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Downey Brand LLP

Dale Stern

621 Capitol Mall 18th Floor

Sacramento, CA  95814

Phone: 916-444-1000

Email: dstern@downeybrand.com

Specialty: PACA Trust, General Practice, Regulatory Compliance

Website: 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

Phone: 612-766-7000

Email: sarah.brew@FaegreBD.com

Website: www.FaegreBD.com

Specialties: Food Safety, Litigation, General Practice

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Employer’s Legal Advisor, Inc.

Jeanne Flaherty

587 N Ventu Park Rd # E-128

Newbury Park, CA  91320

Phone: 805-499-2918

Email: jflaherty@eladvisor.com

Website: www.eladvisor.com

Specialties: Employment Law; Workers’ Compensation Defense

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

Website: www.laborlawyers.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Law Offices of Geoffrey F Gega

1851 East First Street Suite 900

Santa Ana, CA  92705

Phone: 714-542-1883

Email: ggega@gegalaw.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

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

 

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

With offices in major locations from coast to coast, and five locations in California, Jackson Lewis P.C. provides creative and strategic solutions to employers in every aspect of workplace law.

See ad on page 36

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Johnson, Rovella, Retterer, Rosenthal & Gilles, LLP

JRG Attorneys at Law

318 Cayuga Street

Salinas, CA  93901

Phone: 831-754-2444

Email: info@JRGattorneys.com

Website: www.jrgattorneys.com/

Specialties: Employment Law, Water Law, PACA, General Ag Business Law, Litigation, Food Safety, Environment, Commercial Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Trade & Customs

Johnson, Rovella, Rosenthal and Gilles (JRG Attorneys at Law) is a full service law firm that can assist you nationally and internationally with all of your business and litigation issues.

See ad on back cover

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Moncrief + Hart PC

Paul W. Moncrief

16 W. Gabilan Street,Salinas, CA  93901

Phone: 831-759-0900

Email: Paul@moncriefhart.com

Website: www.moncriefhart.com

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

 

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 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

Website: www.littler.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG 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; H2A work

 

McKague Rosasco, LLP

Erica L. Rosasco

1217 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Suite 120

Roseville, CA  95678

Phone: 916-672-6552

Email: erica@mckaguerosasco.com

Specialties: Litigation, Employment & Labor

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Medina McKelvey LLP

Brandon McKelvey

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

Website: www.meuerslawfirm.com

 

Noland Hamerly Etienne & Hoss

Terry O’Connor

P.O. Box 2510

Salinas, CA  93902

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.

See ad on page 38

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

Rynn and Janowsky, LLP

Patricia Rynn

4100 Newport Place Drive, Suite 700

Newport Beach, CA  92660

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

Phone: 310-451-3225

Email: saaklaw@aol.com

Website: 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

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.

See ad on page 19

Member of WG 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 WG Ag Legal Network

 

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

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

Website: www.wallacejordan.com

Member of WG Ag Legal Network

 

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 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

Website: www.youngwooldridge.com

 

*WGALN participating members have agreed to give active Western Growers members 15% 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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