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
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (17 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.8/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.8/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.8/5.0
    • Communication

      4.9/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.7/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 05/24/17 in Law Enforcement Officers Rights

      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.

      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. Read less

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

      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.

      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. Read less

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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (11 reviews)
    • 100% (11 recommendations)
    • Platinum Client Champion
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/19/17 in Labor and Employment.

      John's ability to communicate effectively and his attentions to details are truly difference makers. I have dealt with many attorneys and John is always my attorney of choice.

      John's ability to communicate effectively and his attentions to details are truly difference makers. I have dealt with many attorneys and John is always my attorney of choice. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/19/17 in Law Enforcement.

      John's expertise and many years of experience was very apparent in the way he helped me with a difficult situation that I was in. His responsiveness and sensitivity to my needs was reassuring and made the whole process that much easier to go through.... Read more

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      John's expertise and many years of experience was very apparent in the way he helped me with a difficult situation that I was in. His responsiveness and sensitivity to my needs was reassuring and made the whole process that much easier to go through. His professionalism is of the utmost highest standard and I would recommend him to anyone thinking of using his services. Read less

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