Howard A. Sagaser

Howard A. Sagaser

Location:
Fresno, California
Phone:
559-354-9819
Fax:
559-473-1483
Email:

Howard A. Sagaser was admitted to the Bar of the State of California in 1976. He graduated from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo in 1973 and received Outstanding Senior in Agriculture Award. He attended Hastings College of Law. He graduated in the top 10% of his class and was Order of the Coif, in 1976. While in law school, Mr. Sagaser was a member of the Thurston Society and editorial associate for Hastings Law Journal. He served as an extern to Justice William P. Clark at the California Supreme Court his third year of law school.

EXPERIENCE

Howard A. Sagaser has been representing employers in employment litigation and labor law matters since 1976. He has extensive jury and court trial experience in both Federal and California State Courts.

Mr. Sagaser also has extensive litigation experience before the NLRB, ALRB, EEOC and other administrative agencies on a broad range of labor matters.

Howard A. Sagaser has participated in over 50 NLRB and ALRB elections and has extensive collective bargaining experience with various unions.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Top 10% of the class
    • Honors: Hastings Law Journal
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1973
    • Honors: California Polytechnic Outstanding Senior in Agriculture Award
    • Honors: Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Undergraduate in California Award for Student Majoring in Agricultural Economics

Representative Cases

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Mendes, 160 Cal.App.4th 136 (2008)
  • Artesia Dairy v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, 168 Cal.App.4th 598 (2008)
  • Affordable Housing Development Corp. v. City of Fresno, 433 F.3d 1182 (2006)
  • Boghosian Raisin Packing Company, Inc. and Packing House Employees and Warehousemen’s Union, Local 616 a/w International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-CIO, 342 NLRB No. 32 (2004) (Boghosian Raisin)
  • City of Fresno v. People Ex Rel Fresno Fire Fighters, 71 Cal.App.4th 82 (1999)
  • Joe A. Freitas & Sons v. Food Packers, Processors and Warehousemen Local 865, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 164 Cal.App.3d 1210 (1985)
  • Mergerdigian v. Western Farm Service, (1986) 788 F.2d 760
  • Quinn Company, 273 NLRB No. 107 (1984)
  • Agri-Sun Nursery, 13 ALRB No. 10 (1987)
  • Agri-Sun Nursery, 13 ALRB No. 19 (1987)
  • Artesia Dairy, 33 ALRB No. 3 (2006)
  • Artesia Dairy, 33 ALRB No. 3 (2007)
  • Dole Fresh Fruit Company, 22 ALRB No. 4 (1996)
  • Henry A. Garcia Dairy, 33 ALRB No. 4 (2007)
  • La Cuesta Verde Ginning Co., 13 ALRB No. 23 (1987)
  • McCaffrey Goldner Roses, 28 ALRB No. 8 (2002)
  • Milky Way Dairy, 29 ALRB No. 4 (2003)
  • Orange County Nursery, Inc., 19 ALRB No. 3 (1993)
  • S & J Ranch, Inc., 18 ALRB No. 2 (1992)
  • S & J Ranch, Inc., 18 ALRB No. 10 (1992)
  • South Lake Dairy, 39 ALRB No. 1 (2013)
  • Tule River Dairy, 35 ALRB No. 4 (2009)
  • Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons, 25 ALRB No. 4 (1999)
  • Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons, 34 ALRB No. 3 (2008)
  • Woolf Farming Co., 35 ALRB No. 2 (2009)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as Super Lawyer
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbel Preeminent Lawyers
  • Named as one of 75 Outstanding California Labor Lawyers by the Los Angeles Daily Law Journal, 2011
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel for over 30 years
  • Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1997 and 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fresno County Young Lawyers, President, 1982
  • California State Bar, Labor Law Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • California Army National Guard, 1969 - 1975