225 Broadway, Suite 1450
San Diego, California 92101.
Toll Free number: (800) 864-8111
The Law Firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP has developed a reputation of providing its clients with services from attorneys with strong credentials and experience, bound by a common goal and tradition of results-oriented, cost-effective service. Founded in the early 1980's by Joseph P. Zampi as a law firm specializing in representing school and community college districts, the firm has expanded its services to include representation of both public and private clients in a broad practice of civil litigation, construction, bankruptcy, real estate and home owner's association matters, as well as continuing to specialize in all aspects of public sector labor/employment and education law. Mr. Zampi is joined by two partners, Gerald B. Determan and Rex Randall Erickson, and eight associates who share outstanding academic backgrounds, as well as a sincere commitment to legal excellence. The quality of our firm rests upon the quality of our attorneys, their accessibility and efficiency. The firm's attorneys have a broad geographical and educational background, and their diversity and individuality create a working environment that fosters the positive development of individual and personal styles of practice.
We provide high-quality, cost-effective legal services to a wide variety of school, community college districts, and private sector clients throughout the state of California. The history of the firm has been characterized by the immediacy of client response, and our attorneys are willing and able to respond to the needs of our clients promptly, efficiently and upon short notice. It is the philosophy of our law firm that labor client matters do not wait, and a decision by the law firm to represent a client means immediate availability of legal assistance. To facilitate personal interaction between the firm and our clients, we do not charge for travel time.
The attorneys of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP have handled numerous matters before the state and federal courts, Public Employment Relations Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Office for Civil rights, the California Employment Development Division and the State Labor Commissioner.
The proof of the professionalism and quality of our firm can be demonstrated by our proven track record. Our success rate in representing our clients is unsurpassed on many levels. Our firm has represented more than half a dozen schools and colleges throughout the State of California for fifteen years or longer, and some for more than twenty years. While the outcome of any matter is never assured, and occasional adverse rulings are inevitable, we are proud of having represented several districts in dozens of matters, and a few districts in hundreds of matters, without a single adverse decision, ruling, or judgment in any lawsuit, layoff hearing, unfair practice charge, or grievance arbitration. Although difficult to measure, we are confident that there are substantially even more matters that were dealt with or resolved before becoming full-blown disputes because of the preventative advice that we provided to that client. We understand that the bottom line is the result, and we take pride in providing the highest quality of service and obtaining the best result for our clients at a reasonable price.
Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP assigns cases to its attorneys on the basis of extensiveness of their experience with particular legal issues. Additionally, each attorney works within the framework of a “team approach” which draws from specialized services afforded by other members of the team in matters such as discovery, injunctive relief, trial presentation, etc. This team approach provides for an ongoing continuity of service while applying the most experienced approach and talent to each particular legal strategy and aspect of any particular case.
The foundation of our firm is the willingness and ability to respond to the needs of the Board, Superintendent, and other administrators promptly, efficiently and upon relatively short notice. In our opinion, these services are some of the most essential and those which anchor the effective governance and management practices of outstanding school and community college districts. Indeed, in our opinion, clients should demand these kinds of services from the law firm it has chosen to represent them. Above all, it is the philosophy and commitment of our law firm that critical school district issues, including lawsuits, school construction and labor relations matters, do not wait. As a result, the Law Firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP is committed to providing immediate access to attorneys (usually within minutes) when legal advice or assistance is needed, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Most, if not all, of our clients have the home and cell phone numbers of at least one of our attorneys.
The Law Firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP is located at 225 Broadway, Suite 1450, San Diego, California 92101. The toll free number is (800) 864-8111.
Although the firm is based in San Diego, we have represented districts throughout the State of California for the past twenty-five years, with the majority of them in Northern California. We recognize that being located in San Diego can sometimes be raised as an issue. We have taken steps to ensure that our location is never an issue. As part of our commitment to our clients, we do not charge for travel time. Our attorneys are readily accessible to district administrators and board members during the day, at night, and on weekends, and we will always have an attorney available to you for board meetings, labor negotiations or any other needs you might have.
The Law Firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP is a member of BIA (Building Industry Association of San Diego County).