Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of John H. Bakhit as the newest associate attorney with the firm. Mr. Bakhit works in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. He received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Before entering law school Mr. Bakhit served as an Oakland Police Officer working Patrol and Narcotics. During law school, Mr. Bakhit was awarded the Law Faculty Scholarship and the Certificate for Excellence in Oral Advocacy. He also completed an internship with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, where he was assigned to the Gang Unit. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Bakhit has represented hundreds of peace officers in administrative and criminal cases. He has also negotiated complex employment contracts. Mr. Bakhit is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, as well as the Central and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court, California.
Founding partner, David P. Mastagni stated, “We are pleased to welcome Bakhit to our firm as our Southern California lead attorney; his experience will allow us to further service the firm’s regional and statewide clients.”
With more than 55 attorneys and negotiators, Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. has the largest law practice representing law enforcement and firefighters in California and the U.S. The firm is dedicated to representing clients in the protection and advancement of public safety officers and their rights. The Sacramento-based firm has gained state and national recognition in the area of labor and employment as an AV-rated preeminent law firm by Martindale Hubbell, and has been listed among the top law firms in the Sacramento Business Journal, Forbes Magazine and Fortune Magazine.