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Louis George Fazzi

Louis George Fazzi

Protecting Civil Rights for more than 40 years
  • Civil Rights, Employment Law
  • California
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Biography

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, since 1978. I focus on civil rights cases.

Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations to the indigent.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    My hourly rate is $500.00. Take advantage of my more than 40 years of experience.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultations only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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6th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Law Offices of Louis G. Fazzi
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44 years of successful law practice representing people in the fight for justice.
Attorney
Law Offices of William M. Shernoff
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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.
Education
California St Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of LaVerne COL
Law Degree
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Awards
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
Member
- Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
- Current
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California Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Member
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Certifications
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
Alumni
Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, Dubois, Wy 1998
Websites & Blogs
Website
Louis G. Fazzi, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Legal Answers
887 Questions Answered
Q. Does malicious prosecution's statute of limitations start at dismissal of the original case?
A: Generally speaking, a cause of action exists once all of the elements have been committed. In the case of malicious prosecution, if the defendant obtains a dismissal on the merits of the claim, usually the cause of action arises on the entry of the dismissal. So the answer is yes. But remember, there are other elements to such a claim, and all these must be present at the same time. It is called malicious prosecution for a reason.
Q. Police raid my business causing major damage, cutting my cameras, taking $ from register ... Never arrested or charged
A: I suggest you contact the lawyer of your own choosing, and without any delay. If I were you, I would focus on finding a criminal defense lawyer or a civil rights lawyer with experience handling unlawful search and seizure cases. Time is exceedingly important in cases of this nature, and you should act as soon as is reasonably possible. Self help in cases like this can leave you with no remedies, because the deadlines to act can go by before you realize it. Do yourself a favor, and get legal counsel as soon as you can. A good civil rights lawyer will know exactly what steps to take to protect your rights.
Q. Defendant posted jury fee for jury trial. As plaintiff, do I need to post separately?
A: The previous lawyer's response is erroneous. He should have clarified whether he is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., where you are apparently located. His answer based on California law may be inapplicable to your situation, and could even lead you to make decisions which are not founded in the law of your jurisdiction. That could be dangerous to your rights.

Secondly, in California, if you do not post the jury fees and the defendant does, at the time of trial you could find yourself without a jury trial because you did not demand a jury or post the fees. This is a common tactic by defense lawyers, who can come in at the day of trial and then waive the jury trial, which would leave you with a waiver of the jury trial because you did not post the jury fees timely.

You need to get legal counsel where your case is filed, i.e. in the D.C. courts if that is where your case is pending.
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Louis G. Fazzi
Jess Ranch, CA, USA
Telephone: (909) 833-1843
Fax: (888) 483-8961
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Office hours are regular workday hours, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, when I'm working on a case for a client, I work around the clock. Waking time is work time.
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