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Christopher M. Rusca

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation


Christopher Rusca's practice areas includes various aspects of civil litigation primarily focusing on employment law and business litigation.  Mr. Rusca has represented clients in both individual and class action cases pending before the Labor Commissioner, California Superior Court, United States District Courts, and the Fifth District Court of Appeals.  Mr. Rusca has represented clients involving a myriad of allegations including the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA"), discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, fraud, and antitrust claims.

Prior to joining Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland, Mr. Rusca spent five years in court litigating primarily family law matters.

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


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2009
    • Honors: Witkin Award for the highest grade in Insurance Law
  • California State University, Fresno
    • Bachelor of Science - 05/2006
    • 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 - 06/2009

Bar Admission

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

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section of the Fresno County Bar Association, President, 2014 to 2015
  • Fresno County Youth Leading Professionals, Member
  • Fresno County Young Lawyer’s Association, Board of Directors, 2017 to 2018
  • Central Valley Community Foundation - NextGen Philanthropy, Member, 2015-2018
  • Central Valley Community Foundation - Friends of the Foundation, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Classes & Seminars

  • Paralegal 3, Fresno City College, 2014 to Present
  • Purchase Money Mortgage Protection Review (0.5 MCLE)
  • Various Employment Law Seminars for Non-Practitioners
  • Sexual Harassment Training

Past Positions

  • Stanislaus County Public Defenders Office, Intern, 2007