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Louis George Fazzi

Louis George Fazzi

  • Civil Rights, Employment Law
  • California
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Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Sixth Circuits; United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, and Southern District of Ohio, Western Division; and all courts in the State of California (admitted November 29, 1978.) Expert in state and federal courts on issues involving insurance bad faith; bank fraud, lender liability, wrongful foreclosure; on employment matters involving harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination in violation of public policy; and, civil rights cases.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations to the indigent.
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    My hourly rate is $450.00. My two hour special is $750. Take advantage of my 40 years of experience.
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    Consultations only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Louis G. Fazzi
39 years of successful law practice representing people against the corporate monolith and the state
Law Offices of William M. Shernoff
Began my career as a law clerk, then learned at the master's knee as I began practicing, and went on to develop as a well rounded lawyer under his tutelage.
California St Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of LaVerne COL
Law Degree
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Pro Bono Award
California State Bar Association
Provided services to Seniors through the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
Pro Bono Award
California State Bar Association
Worked through the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 84362
- Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Current
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California Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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California Evidence Advanced Legal Education; Bernard Jefferson, Instructor.
University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, Ca. 1986
Trial Skills Training Course, Litigation Advocacy Program
Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Hastings College of Law, University of California, San Francisco, Ca., 1989
Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, Dubois, Wy 1998
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Louis G. Fazzi, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Legal Answers
523 Questions Answered

Q. Looking for a civil rights attorney to bring suit in federal court regarding my loss of a testicle in a hospital ER.
A: You can dress this up to look like a civil rights suit, but it will always be medical malpractice, and therefore subject to the caps on general damages of $250K. Additionally, you must articulate some definite and quantifiable damage you suffered as a direct and proximate result of the delay in your treatment. Without that, you don't even have a case.
Q. Invading privacy without consent... false light tort harrassment cyber stalking. Slander rebellious mal practice.
A: So, what exactly is your question? I've been practicing for over 42 years, and had never heard of rebellious malpractice before. You have me really wondering....
Q. My nephew did not receive a fair trial, he was not given a competency hearing and should have.
A: You need to consult with a good criminal defense lawyer immediately. You will need to obtain all the information relating to the crime with which he was charged, especially the case number for the case that went to trial. You should also talk to the attorney who represented him at trial. The only possible way I know of trying to help him would be a writ of habeas corpus. That is the province of experts in the criminal law, especially those lawyers who handle criminal appeals. If his civil rights were violated, the criminal defense lawyer should be able to help make that determination.
Q. My school-borrowed device was confiscated for a meme in the camera roll. Is it legal for the vice principal to Search?
A: As a minor, your rights under the constitution of the United States of America have not fully matured yet. Your rights until you turn 18 years old flow through your parents. Yet you do have rights against unreasonable search and seizure of your personal items. However, since the thing you borrowed was not your personal property, but the school's, you did not have the same rights to privacy as you might otherwise have had in your own personal property. Unfortunately, you haven't provided any details about what was searched, or where it was at the time of the search. You indicate that you had a "device" which you borrowed from your school. Since that was school property, it could be searched at any time upon demand for its return, especially by a vice principal. It could also have been searched while it was still in your possession to make sure no improper use was being made of the camera. The lesson is that you don't put disallowed material on a school camera which you are borrowing. The question whether the "meme" itself was improper will be guided by the permission you were granted at the time the thing was loaned to you, in accordance with school policy.
Q. I have a libel, slander and harassment case; based upon my eye condition. What type of lawyer do I need?
A: You should start by consulting an employment lawyer who represents employees only, if the matter is related to your work. Otherwise, you have not provided enough detail for me to try to refer you to a different kind of attorney. You can go to the San Joaquin County Bar Association's lawyer referral service (LRS) by looking for their website, and then doing a search for civil rights attorneys and lawyers who handle civil tort cases for Plaintiffs.
Q. Do I have to use sick/vacation days if I don't wish too?[sick or not]if I call out ill I am forced too,now
A: Your employer cannot compel, or force, you to use your vacation time if you are otherwise entitled to sick leave. Vacation time is yours, and you cannot be compelled to use it for anything other than vacation time. If you get sick, then use your sick time. That is what it is for. Having said this, you haven't provided enough detail concerning your rights, such as they may be set forth in your employee handbook. That is where you need to look first, in order to learn exactly what rights the employer has given you. The rules relating to sick leave, vacation time off and other time off can be complex and sometimes hard to understand. Use your HR department resources to find out how they describe your benefits, and how to take advantage of them.
Q. What can I do if my boss is harassing/persecuting me?
A: One thing you can do is go to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) website and file a claim of discrimination if you think you are being treated differently than other female employees. Cut and paste this link into your browser: You can access the claim form online, and then you can fill it out. Follow the instructions they give, and let them do their investigation. You can also go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website: and go through the same process. The EEOC will investigate your employer, which will definitely get your employer's attention. Either way, you can start this process on your own, and if the EEOC, for example, lets you know they think you have a viable claim, then you can start looking for a good employment discrimination lawyer to help you. There are many good lawyers in the Southern California area who can help you. Do your research and find one with whom you are comfortable.
Q. AM i being evicted if i recived letter saying my aartment is subject to AB 1482 1946.2 and 1947.12
A: In order to be evicted, you must be given a notice to vacate with a specific time frame identified in the notice. If you have not been given such a notice, it is doubtful you are being evicted. Without more information, however, it is difficult to give better advice.
Q. Can I be terminated from my job for being arrested?
A: The answer depends on the nature of your job and many other factors which will come to bear on your situation. It will also turn on a number of questions which you have not addressed at this point. I suggest you contact a good lawyer who handles wrongful termination cases for employees. You can find them through the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) website. They have a good lawyer's referral service which you can access online.
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Law Offices of Louis G. Fazzi
Jess Ranch, CA, USA
Telephone: (909) 833-1843
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