David E. Mastagni is a partner with the Labor Department of Mastagni Holstedt, APC He specializes in labor and employment law representation, including trial and appellate litigation in California and federal courts. David is also an experienced PORAC Legal Defense Fund panel attorney and is admitted in U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Having devoted his legal career to labor and employment litigation with an emphasis on representation of public safety representatives and their members with respect to all aspects of their employment, David has focused on complex civil, class-action, and collective-action litigation matters in labor and employment law, claims arising out of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights, the California Labor Code, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, and other statutes guaranteeing labor and employment rights to employees. He is experienced in collective bargaining and interest arbitration to establish terms and conditions of employment.
David has obtained review in cases before the First and Third California Appellate Districts, the California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and petitioned for review in the U.S. Supreme Court. David is a frequent lecturer on the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights as well as on critical incident investigations, labor relations issues, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Martindale-Hubble has issued David the highest Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent,” which indicates that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.