David E. Mastagni is a senior associate with the Labor Department of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller and Johnsen. David specializes in labor and employment law representation, including trial and appellate litigation in
California state and federal court.
David is an experienced appellate attorney and PORAC Legal Defense Fund panel attorney who has argued cases before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. David is a recognized authority and 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).
David has successfully litigated several collective actions to enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act, including a challenge to an unpaid ride-along program in which he recovered $900,000.00 in unpaid overtime wages for 86 deputies. David is admitted in all federal district courts in
California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Significant Cases: City of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (Brandon) (2002) 29 Cal.4th 1; Sacramento Police Officers Assn. v. City of Sacramento (2004) 16 Cal.Rptr.3d 329; Sacramento Police Officers Assn. v. Venegas (2002) 101 Cal.App.4th 916; Mortensen v. County of Sacramento 368 F.3d 1082 (2004 9th Cir.); Farnsworth v. Sacramento Civil Service Board, et al. (Third District Court of Appeal).
David graduated *** laude from the University of California at Davis, and obtained his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. While at Boalt Hall, he received an American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award, and was a member of the California Law Review and an associate editor of the Berkeley Journal of Labor and Employment Law.
John Holstedt is the managing partner for the Workers' Compensation Department of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller and Johnsen. John has practiced with the firm since 1979, and has litigated primarily in workers' compensation, including both trial and appellate work. He has participated in oral argument before the Third District Court of Appeal on both personal injury and workers' compensation issues.
John was a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving from June of 1969 through April of 1974. John completed a tour of duty in from June 1970 to June 1971, and was awarded an Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
John graduated from the
Wyoming in 1969. He received his juris doctor from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in 1978 and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.