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
Investigation of workplace complaints
Leaves of absence under federal, state, and local law
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 Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States, and he has been rated a Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine.