Anthony J. DeCristoforo

Office Managing Shareholder || Sacramento

Tony DeCristoforo is the founding and managing shareholder of the Sacramento office. For nearly 30 years, Tony has represented employers in California in complex, high stakes litigation. He has a long track record of successfully defending clients in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations. He has extensive experience handling wage and hour class actions and claims for discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment. Tony also represents businesses in unfair competition, trade secret, breach of contract, and business tort lawsuits.

Tony is a trusted strategic advisor to businesses in a wide range of industries. He helps employers avoid legal claims by counseling them on compliance with California’s ever-changing employment law requirements. He actively partners with clients to minimize their risk and exposure to employment law claims, by advising on topics including:

Employment policies, practices, and procedures

Restrictive covenants

Investigation of workplace complaints

Leaves of absence under federal, state, and local law

Employment contracts

High-risk terminations and severance agreements

Overtime, meal/rest break, and other wage and hour obligations

Compliance with disability accommodation requirements

Tony is frequently recognized by his peers and clients as a top employment law attorney. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for several years, including being named by Best Lawyers in America as the Sacramento Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year in 2020.

Acritas, a global legal research firm, has repeatedly named Tony an Acritas Star Lawyer based on its surveys of thousands of senior in-house counsel. These in-house attorneys praised Tony for his “communication and results,” with one survey respondent commenting “he has worked very hard to develop a very good knowledge of our business and our processes.” Multiple respondents described Tony as a “good strategist.” Tony has also been listed in Northern California Super LawyersThe Legal 500 United States, and he has been rated a Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine.

Learn more about Anthony J. DeCristoforo

Employment and Trade Secret Litigation

Wage & Hour Class Actions


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association (Past member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee and Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee)
  • Judge pro tem, Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Voluntary attorney, Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California
  • Past member, Milton Schwartz American Inn of Court
  • Past member, Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, Investor Relations Committee
  • Past member, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of California, Prevailing Wage Law Committee
  • Past member, Board of Directors, Sacramento Children’s Home
  • Past member, Board of Directors, Jesuit High School Alumni Association