Law School: University of San Diego School of Law
Other Graduate School/Year: M.I.T. Sloan School of Management
College: State University of New York at Stony Brook
The cases I am most proud of are multimillion-dollar class actions and small single plaintiff claims for minimum wage violations. Defending employers, big and small, from frivolous cases is almost as rewarding.
For 30 years I have represented individuals, insurance companies, small businesses and billion-dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation. My specialty is employment law, both representing employees, and defending employers, in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and labor commissioner hearings. I have lectured to statewide attorney organizations, as well as to businesses throughout the Southern California area on wage and hour issues, sexual harassment and management issues. I privately arbitrate and mediate cases upon request.
*Formerly on the wage and hour committee of California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and chair of its Bench-Bar Committee.
*I have been on the board of directors of the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) from 2009 to 2011 and am its chair.
*Member of the following: State Bar of California, American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, CELA, National Employment Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Society for Human Resource Management, San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and Lawyers Club of San Diego.
*Arbitrator: American Arbitration Association
*Board of directors, San Diego Food Bank
I am a volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act committee, appearing pro bono for active duty military service members who are sued in court.
The closest personal affiliation would be to my wife, Attorney Janice F. Mulligan, who practices medical malpractice.