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Stan S. Mallison received his Bachelor of Art degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona, California in 1990, graduating at the top of his class for both departments.  He earned his Masters in Economics from the University of California at Riverside, in 1993, and earned his law degree from Stanford University in 1996 graduating with honors.  During law school, Mr. Mallison externed with the National Labor Relations Board both at the Division of Judges and at the D.C. Headquarters, working under the supervision of the Chairman of the NLRB, William B. Gould. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Mallison worked for the law firm of Van Bourg, Weinberg Roger and Rosenfeld, the largest union-side labor law firm in the country.  Mr. Mallison’s work at the firm consisted solely of labor and employment law including extensive litigation and appellate work.

From 1998 to 2004 Mr. Mallison worked for Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach (“Milberg”) and joined Lerach Coughlin Stoia & Robbins (“Lerach”) when the Milberg firm divided in 2004. The Milberg and Lerach firms represent the largest and second largest class action firms in the country.  Mr. Mallison’s work at these firms consisted solely of class action work and included work on some of the most complex cases ever litigated including: the Enron Securities Litigation (settlements currently totaling over $7 billion), Mariana Island Garment workers cases (a $20 million wage and hour settlement on behalf of 20,000 migrant workers on the island of Saipan), the 3Com securities class action (settlement of $259 million), a Federal Court challenge to the sufficiency of Federal Department of Transportation’s NAFTA Truck safety regulations, a Federal Court challenge to President Bush’s Executive Order re: Project Labor Agreements, In re Pemstar Securities (settlement of $12 million), Cisneros v. Yahoo (representing a purported class of million of consumers), Retailers National Bank v. Harding (representing millions of credit card holders), Block v. Ebay (representing millions of defrauded Ebay users), and dozens of other cases.

In 2005 Mr. Mallison joined with Hector Martinez to open Mallison & Martinez where he has continued to litigate on behalf of worker and consumer rights.

Education & Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, Stanford School of Law
  • M.A., University of  California, Riverside
  • B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California

Memberships & Professional Accomplishments

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Hector R. Martinez grew up in a socially conscious farm-worker community. His upbringing and experience inspired and motivated him to work for the benefit of low-wage workers.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis in 1993.  From there Mr. Martinez conducted extensive research of the agricultural industry at the California Institute for Rural Studies. He went on to earn his law degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law in 1998.  While in law school, Mr. Martinez worked as a law clerk with Van Bourg, Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld, the largest union-side labor law firm in the country, under the direct supervision of partner David Rosenfeld.

From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Martinez worked at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (“CRLA”), the largest non-profit law firm dedicated to farmworker issues in the country.  His work at CLRA included private Attorney General actions under California’s Unfair Business Practice statute and Business & Professions Code Section 17200, on behalf of thousands of agricultural employees and the general public.  During his time with CRLA, Mr. Martinez was nominated for, and received a fellowship with the California Wellness Foundation Violence Prevention Initiative for his work with farmworker youth.

In 2004, Mr. Martinez worked with the class action firm Carter & Garay, where he initiated and litigated wage and hour California class actions against DHL, Big Lots, Marie Callender’s, El Torito and Alcapulco Restaurants, among many others.

On June 1, 2005, Mr. Martinez joined Stan Mallison to form the law firm of Mallison & Martinez where he litigates wage and hour and consumer class actions, discrimination, sexual harassment and other employment-related actions.

Education & Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Davis
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • M.B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • B.S., California State University, San Diego
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California and New York

Memberships & Professional Accomplishments

Named to “Northern California Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-2014

Joseph D. Sutton is a mid-level associate at Mallison & Martinez – his practice is focused on representing workers in wage and hour, discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination lawsuits. Prior to joining Mallison and Martinez in 2011, Mr. Sutton was an associate at Liberation Law Group, P.C. in San Francisco. He has represented workers in all stages of litigation, including trial and mediation.

Mr. Sutton received his B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology from Hanover College and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Sutton earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF), where he was a member of USF’s Traynor Appellate Advocacy and ABA Labor and Employment Trial teams.

Mr. Sutton is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Central Districts of California.

Education & Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, University of  San Francisco School of Law
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Hanover College
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California

Memberships & Professional Accomplishments

California Employment Lawyers Association

Eric S. Trabucco is a junior associate at Mallison & Martinez.  Mr. Trabucco’s practice is focused on wage and hour and consumer class actions, discrimination, and other employment-related matters.

Mr. Trabucco earned his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Trabucco earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).  While at Boalt Hall, Mr. Trabucco was a member of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, a Student Advocate and Mentor for the California Asylum Representation Clinic, an Academic and Mentorship Chair and founding member of the Men of Color Alliance, and Secretary of the Berkeley Business Law Journal.  During law school, Mr. Trabucco spent his first summer and several semesters as a Certified Law Clerk with the East Bay Community Law Center’s Neighborhood Justice Clinic, assisting clients with debt-collection defense and quality of life citations.  Mr. Trabucco spent his second summer as a Summer Associate at Michelman & Robinson, LLP, working on employment, contract, health care, and intellectual property matters.

Prior to joining Mallison & Martinez, Mr. Trabucco worked as an attorney at Locker Folberg, LLP litigating individual and class wage and hour and wrongful termination cases.  Before his tenure at Locker Folberg, Mr. Trabucco worked as a Bridge Fellow at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in the Wage and Hour Enforcement Litigation Program.  At LAS-ELC, Mr. Trabucco handled individual and class wage and hour cases involving construction workers, restaurant workers, caregivers, domestic workers, and H2-B guest workers.  Mr. Trabucco has also represented individuals before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Education & Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California


  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association
  • National Lawyers Guild