Selecting the right attorney is important…

About twenty years ago, I had finished a jury trial and was speaking with one of the jurors about what took place in the courtroom. This juror stated to me, "I never really thought about how important it is to select the right attorney." While she may have intended to compliment me since my client prevailed, her comment suggests that people sometimes seek professional help without really knowing the background, experience, and expertise of the professional they are meeting.

I primarily handle matters involving employment litigation, personal injury, business and insurance related litigation. I am a native of the Central Valley and have lived here my entire life. If you contact our office and have a case that fits within our practice, you can expect to meet with me personally, not an intake clerk or staff-member. I believe that the parties and counsel to litigation are the most significant variables to every case. I want to get to know you, and you should not only get to know me, but be comfortable with my representation. I firmly believe that once we meet, you will be confident that you have selected the right attorney.

Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Call Todd B. Barsotti today at 559-226-2100 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Todd B. Barsotti

Bar Admissions:

  • All Courts of the State of California
  • U.S. Federal Court, Eastern District and Northern District
  • U.S. Federal Court, District of Manhattan


  • University of the Pacific
    • B.A., 1985
  • San Joaquin College of Law
    • J.D., 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of California
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • ABOTA – American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California Since 1990
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers, Board of Directors (1992-1994)
  • Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Fresno and Madera County Superior Courts


Disability Discrimination/Civil Rights Violations

· Jury verdict on behalf of disabled woman against a property management company – Verdict $1.2 million

Disability Discrimination/Failure to Accommodate

· Settlement on behalf of employee with multiple surgeries after on-the-job injury against a Fortune 500 Company – $400,000.00

Disability Discrimination/Failure to Accommodate

· Settlement on behalf of employee with on-the-job injury for failure to accommodate Fortune 500 Company – $225,000.00

Pregnancy Discrimination/Failure to Accommodate

· Settlement with Fortune 500 Company following pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination – $200,000.00


· Settlement with Fortune 500 Company following wrongful termination/retaliation for reporting illegal actions – $150,000.00

Failure to Accommodate

· Settlement with employer following failure to accommodate a diabetic, minimum wage employee – $90,000.00

Failure to Accommodate

· Settlement on behalf of minimum wage employee injured on-the-job, not accommodated and subsequently fired – $140,000.00

Failure to Accommodate/No Good Faith Interactive Process

· Settlement with Fortune 500 Company for refusal to accommodate a disabled employee with MS – $250,000.00

Retaliation/Illegal Drug Testing

· Settlement with employer following termination of minimum wage employee for refusing drug test – $60,000.00


Wrongful Death – Minor

· Represented family that lost their minor son in a disputed vehicle/pedestrian accident against a City which settled. – $500,000

Wrongful Death – Minor

· Represented family that lost their minor son in a drowning accident on a bridge construction site. – $650,000

Personal Injury – Auto Accident

· Represented a gentlemen who was forced off the roadway at highway speed and was injured with approximately $75,000 in medical bills. – $300,000

Wrongful Death – Minor

· Settlement for death of a minor on a construction site $3.3 million

Motor Vehicle

· Settlement for motor vehicle accident involving medical bills of less than $40,000.00 – $350,000.00

Apartment Complex/Premises Liability

· Settlement for injury to a minor with medical bills of $75,000.00 and hotly contested liability – $250,000.00


Coverage Procurement

· With less than two months before trial, obtained coverage for a settlement of action and all attorney’s fees paid for client – $200,000.00 – $300,000.00 value.


Business Theft

· Defense of claim made by large, world-wide insurance broker of business theft and corporate raiding. Case settled for less than 10% of original demand.

Employment Interference/Unfair Business Practice

· Claim against former employer for interrupting two months of former employee’s work with another company. Settlement of $100,000.00

Indemnity/DOT Trucking Violations

· Successfully defended Foster Farms in a two week jury trial over alleged DOT violations and a claim of $7 million dollars.

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