Christopher M. Rusca

Christopher M. Rusca

Fresno, California

Christopher Rusca is the newest attorney to join Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC. Mr. Rusca's practice includes representing clients in various civil litigation matters, including employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law matters, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and wage and hour.

Prior to joining Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC, in 2015, Mr. Rusca spent several years in court litigating primarily family matters with some criminal and civil appearances as well.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Rusca is also an adjunct professor for the paralegal program at Fresno City College.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2009
    • Honors: Witkin Award for the highest grade in Insurance Law
    • Law Review: Santa Clara Law Review, Symposium Editor, 2008 - 2009
  • California State University, Fresno
    • Bachelor of Science - May, 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Smittcamp Family Honors College
    • Honors: Sid Craig Business Scholar
    • Honors: Maddy Institute Scholar Intern
    • Honors: Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Accountancy
    • Major: Business Administration with option in Accountancy
    • Minor: Economics
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
    • Master in Business Administration with emphasis in Accountancy - June, 2009


  • Paralegal 3, Fresno City College, 2014 - Present
  • Purchase Money Mortgage Protection Review (0.5 MCLE)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section of the Fresno County Bar Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • Fresno County Youth Leading Professionals, Member
  • Fresno County Young Lawyer’s Association, Board of Directors, 2017 - 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Stanislaus County Public Defenders Office, Intern, 2007