John H. Bakhit

John H. Bakhit: Attorney with Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C.

Biography

John H. Bakhit is a Senior Associate in our firm’s Labor Department and is the Managing Attorney of our firm’s Ontario Office. 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. Mr. Bakhit has devoted his legal career to labor and employment law, where he handles complex claims arising out of the Public Safety Officers' Procedural Bill of Rights, the Firefighters’ Procedural Bill of Rights, the California Labor Code, the Myers-Milias-Brown Act, complex contract negotiations with City, County, and State agencies, and other statutes protecting the rights of employees. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Bakhit served as an Oakland Police Officer working in Patrol and the Crime Prevention Unit, where he regularly wrote and served search warrants, worked undercover, and testified as an expert witness in court. 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 public safety members in administrative cases, critical incidents, and criminal cases. He has also negotiated complex employment contracts. In addition to representing our clients, John often gives lectures and provides training on the Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights, Firefighters’ Procedural Bill of Rights, disciplinary investigations, critical incident investigations, labor relations issues, unfair labor practices, and other employment related issues.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Law Enforcement Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Law Enforcement Officers Rights
  • Local Government Contracts
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-212-6907  Phone
909-801-9395  Cell Phone
www.mastagni.com
University Attended:
Columbia College, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
2006, California
Memberships:
State Bar of California, San Bernardino County Bar Association
Special Agencies:
Retired Oakland Police Officer
ISLN:
922832567

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (17)
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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/24/17 in Law Enforcement Officers Rights on 05/24/17

    Has great understanding of the legal proceedings surrounding the rights of police officers. He has the analytical ability and legal experience to properly and zealously r...

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    Has great understanding of the legal proceedings surrounding the rights of police officers. He has the analytical ability and legal experience to properly and zealously represent his clients. Mr. Bakhit has great character and judgement.

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/24/17 in Labor and Employment on 05/24/17

    I have worked opposite Mr. Bakhit on a number of occasions. He has always exhibited high moral standards, and I have always been impressed with his ability to see the le...

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    I have worked opposite Mr. Bakhit on a number of occasions. He has always exhibited high moral standards, and I have always been impressed with his ability to see the legal and equitable issues.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Attorney on 06/17/17 in Labor and Employment on 06/17/17

    I have known Atty Bakhit in a professional capacity for many years and know him to be a person of superlative integrity, high ethics and profoundly knowledgeable in the l...

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    I have known Atty Bakhit in a professional capacity for many years and know him to be a person of superlative integrity, high ethics and profoundly knowledgeable in the law.

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/25/17 in Law Enforcement Disciplinary Proceedings on 05/25/17

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/25/17 in Law Enforcement Officers Rights on 05/25/17

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/25/17 in Employee Discipline on 05/25/17

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/24/17 in Labor and Employment on 05/24/17

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/24/17 in Law Enforcement Disciplinary Proceedings on 05/24/17

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/24/17 in Employee Discipline on 05/24/17

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/24/17 in Labor and Employment on 05/24/17

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    5.0/5.0 on 06/19/17 on 06/19/17

    I have had the privilege of working with John over the past ten plus years and I can say without any reservation that he has the highest level of integrity of any attorne...

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    I have had the privilege of working with John over the past ten plus years and I can say without any reservation that he has the highest level of integrity of any attorney I have worked with or had representing me personally. John's legal expertise, legal knowledge, and understanding of individual rights surpass that of any other attorneys I have known over the past twenty years. We have worked with one another on both sides of the table and John has been professional and fair in every case.

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    5.0/5.0 on 06/16/17 on 06/16/17

    As a client and union representative, I have been working directly John Bakhit for over 11 years now. I can tell you without reservation, that Mr. Bakhit is the most ded...

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    As a client and union representative, I have been working directly John Bakhit for over 11 years now. I can tell you without reservation, that Mr. Bakhit is the most dedicated and trustworthy attorney I have ever come across. His overall knowledge, legal expertise and communication skills are highly exceptional. Most importantly, his dedication to his clients is the best I have ever personally experienced and I have heard the same countless experiences from my union members.

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    5.0/5.0 on 06/13/17 on 06/13/17

    John, has been great to work with. He represents our Professional Firefighter's Association. He is pretty much always available when we need him. His experience in law, a...

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    John, has been great to work with. He represents our Professional Firefighter's Association. He is pretty much always available when we need him. His experience in law, and in public safety make him a well rounded attorney and labor representative. {newline}Jeff {newline}President - local 3601

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    5.0/5.0 on 03/23/16 on 03/23/16

    Very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to take care of his clients

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    Very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to take care of his clients

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  • John H. Bakhit

    5.0/5.0 on 03/18/16 on 03/18/16

    I had the pleasure of having John assigned to my IA investigation. While this was one of the worst times in my career, John was always there for me when I needed him, no...

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    I had the pleasure of having John assigned to my IA investigation. While this was one of the worst times in my career, John was always there for me when I needed him, not only as a professional, but as a confidant. John was able to negotiate an outcome of the investigation that satisfied both Administration and myself. I couldn't have been happier with John and would recommend him in a heart beat.

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    5.0/5.0 on 03/01/16 on 03/01/16

    John is professional, knowledgeable, and effective. He does his best to advocate for you.

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    John is professional, knowledgeable, and effective. He does his best to advocate for you.

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    5.0/5.0 on 02/18/16 on 02/18/16

    John is very knowledgeable with contracts and what company administrators can and can not do. He doesn't have a "bulldog" attack since that helps him create a...

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    John is very knowledgeable with contracts and what company administrators can and can not do. He doesn't have a "bulldog" attack since that helps him create a rapport and respect with many administrators to work the issues out. John always calls back in a reasonable amount of time after leaving a message. You can't go wrong with John. He always has given me and my clients a 110% effort never short changing us!

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