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Howard A. Sagaser - Fresno, CA

5260 N. Palm AvenueSuite 400 Fresno, CA 93704

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Updated: 09/15/2023

Fresno Employment Litigation Lawyer


Howard A. Sagaser grew up on his family’s cattle ranch near Avenal, California. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of California in 1976. He graduated from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo in 1973 and received Outstanding Senior in Agriculture Award. He attended Hastings College of Law. He graduated in the top 10% of his class and was Order of the Coif, 1976. While in law school, Mr. Sagaser was a member of the Thurston Society and editorial associate for Hastings Law Journal...

About Howard A. Sagaser

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Employer Advice
  • Class Action Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Arbitration

Representative Cases

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Mendes, 160 Cal.App.4th 136 (2008)
  • Artesia Dairy v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, 168 Cal.App.4th 598 (2008)
  • Affordable Housing Development Corp. v. City of Fresno, 433 F.3d 1182 (2006)
  • Boghosian Raisin Packing Company, Inc. and Packing House Employees and Warehousemen’s Union, Local 616 a/w International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-CIO, 342 NLRB No. 32 (2004) (Boghosian Raisin)
  • City of Fresno v. People Ex Rel Fresno Fire Fighters, 71 Cal.App.4th 82 (1999)
  • Joe A. Freitas & Sons v. Food Packers, Processors and Warehousemen Local 865, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 164 Cal.App.3d 1210 (1985)
  • Mergerdigian v. Western Farm Service, (1986) 788 F.2d 760
  • Quinn Company, 273 NLRB No. 107 (1984)
  • Agri-Sun Nursery, 13 ALRB No. 10 (1987)
  • Agri-Sun Nursery, 13 ALRB No. 19 (1987)
  • Artesia Dairy, 33 ALRB No. 3 (2006)
  • Artesia Dairy, 33 ALRB No. 3 (2007)
  • Dole Fresh Fruit Company, 22 ALRB No. 4 (1996)
  • Henry A. Garcia Dairy, 33 ALRB No. 4 (2007)
  • La Cuesta Verde Ginning Co., 13 ALRB No. 23 (1987)
  • McCaffrey Goldner Roses, 28 ALRB No. 8 (2002)
  • Milky Way Dairy, 29 ALRB No. 4 (2003)
  • Orange County Nursery, Inc., 19 ALRB No. 3 (1993)
  • S & J Ranch, Inc., 18 ALRB No. 2 (1992)
  • S & J Ranch, Inc., 18 ALRB No. 10 (1992)
  • South Lake Dairy, 39 ALRB No. 1 (2013)
  • Tule River Dairy, 35 ALRB No. 4 (2009)
  • Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons, 25 ALRB No. 4 (1999)
  • Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons, 34 ALRB No. 3 (2008)
  • Woolf Farming Co., 35 ALRB No. 2 (2009)
  • Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid (2021) 594 U.S., 141 S. Ct. 2063


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Other Affiliations

  • Fresno County Young Lawyers, 1982 - 1983 (President)
  • California State Bar, Labor Law Section, Member, 40 years
  • Fresno County Bar, 1982 - 1983 (Board of Directors)

Past Positions

  • California Army National Guard, 1969 - 1975


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1976
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Extern for California Supreme Court
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: Top 10% of the class
    Honors: Hastings Law Journal
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1973
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: California Polytechnic Outstanding Senior in Agriculture Award
    Honors: Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Undergraduate in California Award for Student Majoring in Agricultural Economics


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Office Information


5260 N. Palm AvenueSuite 400 Fresno, CA 93704


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Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Howard A. Sagaser on Super Lawyers


  • Selected as Super Lawyer
  • Listed in Martindale Hubbel Preeminent Lawyers
  • Named as one of 75 Outstanding California Labor Lawyers by the Los Angeles Daily Law Journal, 2011
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel for over 35 years
  • Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1997 and 1998

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