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Martindale Ratings

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4.9/5.0
Average Client Rating
Client Recommended
100% client recommended

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Attorney 2018/01/04

5.0/5.0

David provided contract negotiation skills for our Association. Importantly David provided insightful expertise, and current and relevant legal advice. He's definitely a 'think out of the box' lawyer who delivers...

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Client 2017/09/27

5.0/5.0

David E Mastagni is a well respected attorney that not only looks out for his clients but also the ideas and fundamental principals that his clients have and practice. I would recommend his services highly to any...

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Client 2017/09/22

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Client 2017/09/21

5.0/5.0

I trust David Mastagni, and he would be my very first call if I needed a lawyer.

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Client 2017/09/21

5.0/5.0

Our organization has used the Mastagni Law Firm for more than 40 years. David E. Mastagni has personally handled handled numerous labor, criminal and civil cases for our members and has done thorough, complete and...

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Client 2017/09/21

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Client 2017/09/20

5.0/5.0

John's expertise and many years of experience was very apparent in the way he helped me with a difficult situation that I was in. His responsiveness and sensitivity to my needs was reassuring and made the whole...

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Client 2017/09/19

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Client 2017/09/19

5.0/5.0

John's ability to communicate effectively and his attentions to details are truly difference makers. I have dealt with many attorneys and John is always my attorney of choice.

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Client 2017/09/19

5.0/5.0

As the President of the Ontario Police Officers' Association, John Bakhit has continuously demonstrated his professionalism, availability, and vast legal knowledge to the OPOA's 220 members. He is top notch in...

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Client 2017/09/19

5.0/5.0

Mr. Mastagni is a top tier attorney who helps promote and safeguard the rights of law enforcement professionals throughout the state of California. Mr. Mastagni is well versed in civil litigation and has...

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Client 2017/09/19

5.0/5.0

I have had the privilege of working with John over the past ten plus years and I can say without any reservation that he has the highest level of integrity of any attorney I have worked with or had representing me...

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Client 2017/06/19

5.0/5.0

I have known Atty Bakhit in a professional capacity for many years and know him to be a person of superlative integrity, high ethics and profoundly knowledgeable in the law.

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Attorney 2017/06/17

5.0/5.0

As a client and union representative, I have been working directly John Bakhit for over 11 years now. I can tell you without reservation, that Mr. Bakhit is the most dedicated and trustworthy attorney I have ever...

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Client 2017/06/16

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Client 2017/06/16

5.0/5.0

John, has been great to work with. He represents our Professional Firefighter's Association. He is pretty much always available when we need him. His experience in law, and in public safety make him a well rounded...

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Client 2017/06/13

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Associate 2017/05/25

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Associate 2017/05/25

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Associate 2017/05/25

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Associate 2017/05/24

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Associate 2017/05/24

5.0/5.0

Has great understanding of the legal proceedings surrounding the rights of police officers. He has the analytical ability and legal experience to properly and zealously represent his clients. Mr. Bakhit has great...

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Associate 2017/05/24

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Associate 2017/05/24

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Associate 2017/05/24

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Associate 2017/05/24

5.0/5.0

I have worked opposite Mr. Bakhit on a number of occasions. He has always exhibited high moral standards, and I have always been impressed with his ability to see the legal and equitable issues.

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Partner 2017/05/24

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Sole Practitioner 2017/05/23

5.0/5.0

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Associate 2016/05/31

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Associate 2016/05/31

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Partner 2016/05/16

5.0/5.0

Ken is one of the experts in this field.

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Associate 2016/05/11

5.0/5.0

Ken is an exceptional lawyer and is known state-wide for his expertise.

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Associate 2016/05/11

5.0/5.0

Mr. Bacon has represented friends and colleagues of mine. They all sing his praises.Mr. Bacon and I served on the California State Bar Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration.Ken was great to work with and a true...

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Managing Partner 2016/05/04

5.0/5.0

Ace Tate was great. He was informative thorough and easy to relate with. He went over and beyond to assist in any means he could. They are a great firm to have on your side.

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Client 2016/05/03

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Partner 2016/05/02

5.0/5.0

Ken did an outstanding job for our firm when we had a complicated issue several years ago.. I highly recommend him for any issue that might arise.

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Managing Partner 2016/04/29

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Associate 2016/04/29

5.0/5.0

An excellent attorney with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law governing lawyers. He serves as Presiding Arbitrator of the State Bar of California in addition to his legal practice.

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Associate 2016/04/29

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Senior Associate 2016/04/18

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Managing Partner 2016/04/18

5.0/5.0

I have had cases against Philip and find him to be ethical and honorable.

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Managing Partner 2016/04/17

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Partner 2016/04/16

5.0/5.0

Very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to take care of his clients

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Client 2016/03/23

5.0/5.0

I had the pleasure of having John assigned to my IA investigation. While this was one of the worst times in my career, John was always there for me when I needed him, not only as a professional, but as a...

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Client 2016/03/18

5.0/5.0

John is professional, knowledgeable, and effective. He does his best to advocate for you.

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Client 2016/03/01

5.0/5.0

John is very knowledgeable with contracts and what company administrators can and can not do. He doesn't have a 'bulldog' attack since that helps him create a rapport and respect with many administrators to work...

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Client 2016/02/18

5.0/5.0

The Sacramento County Law Enforcement Managers Association (LEMA) had been in Contract Negotiations with the County for many months resulting in impasse. The Mastagni firm entered into the process. Working with...

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Client 2015/04/20

5.0/5.0

They acted on my case in every professional manner.

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Client 2013/09/11

5.0/5.0

The Sacramento County Law Enforcement Managers Association has used the Mastagni Law Firm, and specifically David E. Mastagni in Labor and Employment issues such as: Contract Negotiations, Arbitration, Employee...

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Client 2011/12/29

5.0/5.0

Very responsive

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Client 2010/09/29

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Senior Associate 2010/06/09

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General Counsel 2010/05/10

5.0/5.0

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Of Counsel 2009/12/28

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2009/12/15

5.0/5.0

I know and have worked with David E. Mastagni on a number of important labor law issues. David deserves your highest rating.

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Managing Partner 2009/12/09

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2009/12/09

5.0/5.0

Very detailed oriented and well prepared

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Partner 2009/11/03

4.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2016/05/15

4.8/5.0

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Staff Lawyer 2016/04/18

4.8/5.0

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General Counsel 2012/03/01

4.8/5.0

I've worked on cases with Mr. Bacon on two occasions and find him highly competent and ethical.

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Managing Partner 2010/04/24

4.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/01/19

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2009/12/28

4.8/5.0

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Judge 2009/12/17

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2009/12/09

4.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2009/07/28

4.6/5.0

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Government Counsel 2017/05/24

4.6/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2016/05/05

4.6/5.0

Mr. Mastagni has appeared before me in labor interest arbitrations, mediations, and arbitrations. He is always extremely well prepared and knowledgeable about the legal issues. His analysis is often unusual,...

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Judge 2010/01/04

4.6/5.0

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Judge 2009/08/18

4.5/5.0

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Client 2011/10/26

4.4/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2017/05/30

4.4/5.0

A very competent adversary. Prepared and smart.

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Partner 2016/05/02

4.4/5.0

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Judge 2010/05/05

4.2/5.0

I have observed Mr. Bakhit represent several peace officers in disciplinary employment matters. He is well prepared in his representation of his clients. He is quick to grasp the intricacies of each case and...

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Government Counsel 2017/05/24

4.2/5.0

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Government Counsel 2017/05/23

4.2/5.0

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Partner 2009/12/17

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/05/23

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2009/12/09

3.6/5.0

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Partner 2016/04/25

3.5/5.0

Have also used them for a Social Security disability claim, and found them to be efficient at getting the claim processed quickly.

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Client 2010/08/18