Jeffrey R.A. Edwards

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C.
 | 1912 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 800-852-7581
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey R.A. Edwards is senior associate at the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, APC, where his practice focuses on labor and employment law with an emphasis on civil litigation for labor union clients. Mr. Edwards is a pragmatic and energetic litigator who takes on complex civil, class-action and collective-action cases involving California collective bargaining statutes (Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, Educational Employment Relations Act, Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, Dills Act, and Excluded Employees Bill of Rights), federal and state labor statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Labor Code, the Public Safety Officers' Procedural Bill of Rights, and the Firefighters Bill of Rights.  Mr. Edwards also represents clients in administrative proceedings involving the CalPERS and CalSTRS pension systems.

Mr. Edwards received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of California, Davis.  He was inducted into the Order of Barristers during law school.

Mr. Edwards serves on the board of directors of the Sacramento Law Foundation and is a past board member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and SacLEGAL, Sacramento's LGBT bar association. He does pro bono work for the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (80%): Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Administrative Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About Jeffrey Edwards

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.mastagni.com/attorneys/associates/Jeffrey-R.-A.-E...

Honors and Awards:

  • Member, Order of Barristers

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Verdicts and Settlements:

  • City of Palo Alto v. Public Employment Relations Board (2016) 5 Cal.App.5th 1271.  Successfully represented Real Party In Interest, IAFF Local 1319 in appeal by City of favorable administrative decision holding cities and counties must meet and consult in good faith before proposing charter amendments to eliminate binding interest arbitration., 2016
  • El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff's Association v. County of El Dorado (2016) 198 Cal.Rptr3d 502. Won reversal finding County violated local labor relations rules by eliminating vacant positions without giving union adequate notice., 2016
  • Pacific Grove Police Officers Association et al. v. City of Pacific Grove (2013) Monterey Sup. Ct. Case No. M109123, won Contract Clause constitutional challenge to voter initiative impairing public employees' pension rights.
  • County of Sacramento (2014) PERB Dec. No. 2393-M, won reversal of ALJ decision to establish public safety employees have a protected right to wear union insignia on public safety uniforms on duty absent a showing of special circumstances.  
  • County of Santa Clara (2013) PERB Dec. No. 2321-M, secured reversal of a General Counsel dismissal, overruling Sylvan Union School District (1992) PERB Dec. No. 919 and its progeny to find an employer has a duty to provide notice and an opportunity to bargain before it implements a decision within its managerial prerogative that has foreseeable effects on negotiable terms and conditions of employment.
  • Marko Radonjic v. Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs' Association et al.  (2012) Sac. Sup. Ct. Case No. 34-2011-00115853, secured judgment of dismissal against challenge to union's internal elections.
  • Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers' Association, Inc. v. County of Santa Clara (2011) Santa Clara Sup. Ct. 1-11-CV-206650, secured a writ of mandate compelling the County to reject rival union's decertification and unit modification petition
  • Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers Association, Inc. v. County of Santa Clara (2013) Santa Clara Sup. Ct. 1-12-CV-220062, secured writ of mandate compelling a county to correct reporting to CalPERS for 934 employees, securing approximately $7.9 million in additional pension payments.

Representative Clients:

  • Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Association, El Dorado County Deputy Sheriffs Association; Napa City Fire Fighters, Local 3124; National Latino Peace Officers Association (California State Chapter); Pacific Grove Police Officers Association, Placer County Deputy Sheriffs Association; Sacramento Police Officers Association; Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association; Sacramento Area Fire Fighters, Local 522; San Mateo County Deputy Sheriffs Association; Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers Association, Statewide University Police Officers Association.

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Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2002; University of California, Davis, J.D., 2009
Office Location for Jeffrey R.A. Edwards

1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: 800-852-7581

 

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Last Updated: 2/17/2017

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