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General Counsel Negotiations

General Counsel Services

Police and Fire association legal counsel
Policy review, development and implementation strategies
Incorporation, drafting of bylaws, counseling on governance of associations
Brady appeals
Fitness for Duty Challenges

Contract Negotiations

Passive or Active Bargaining (client-based)
Collaborative or Interest-Based Bargaining
Identification of labor markets
Evaluation of comparable benefits/salary & benefit surveys
Negotiations Team management and coordination
Reviews and meet and confers on Memorandums of Understanding

*These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Please note, the law firm’s name has changed over time. All testimonials have been published with the permission of the client.

“The Hemet Police Officers’ Association has been a general counsel and legal defense client of CASTILLO HARPER, APC since September 2014. We came to the firm after attending several training classes given by their attorneys, and after other police officers’ associations made the recommendation of their services. The firm has handled several difficult situations on our behalf including, public information requests to divulge names of officer-association members involved in officer-involved shootings, body-worn camera policy negotiations, representation in several internal affairs investigations and personnel complaints. The HPOA has been extremely satisfied with CASTILLO HARPER, APC and would highly recommend them to any police officers’ association seeking general counsel or legal defense representation.    Every attorney has been knowledgeable and professional in their areas of expertise.  CASTILLO HARPER, APC has also assisted some of our members in non-work-related issues where legal representation was needed and our members were very pleased with their services. I would like to thank CASTILLO HARPER, APC for their dedication, to not only the HPOA, but to all of law enforcement.  We have been treated more than a client; they have made us feel like family.”–Jamie Gonzalez, President, Hemet Police Officers’ Association 

“On behalf of the Alhambra Police Officers’ Association Negotiations Team and Executive Board, I wanted to share our thanks and appreciation for all of Mike McCoy’s and Steve Turner’s preparation and hard work they’ve put into the meetings with the city. After working directly with Mike and Steve, it is apparent that we are in good hands. We understand we have a ways to go yet to get through this negotiations process, but feel comfortable knowing this are part of our team.”—Eddie Elizalde, Vice President, Alhambra Police Officers’ Association.

“As the [former] President of the Cathedral City Police Officer’s Association, one of my biggest concerns is having competent attorneys representing my members. We signed with CASTILLO HARPER, APC not long after they formed and we couldn’t be more pleased. They take a proactive approach to keeping executive boards and their members aware of changing case law and other matters that impact us close to home. They have a wide variety of experience and most is derived from working on our side of the law. Mrs. Castillo and Mr. McCoy have provided training for my members during general meetings that was useful and also at a level that non-attorneys could understand. The members of this firm respond immediately to calls or emails and are eager to assist. Can’t say enough positive things about this firm and it’s partners and employees.” —Officer N. Chapman, Cathedral City Police Department

“The CASTILLO HARPER team’s analytical ability and years of experience enable them to provide thoughtful, thorough, and, most importantly, practical legal advice regarding a wide variety of first responder-specific issues. As an extremely insightful, strategic labor and employment firm, regardless of the complexity of the matter, CASTILLO HARPER, APC will consider all legal strategy and practicalities in providing labor and employment advice and litigation options.  CASTILLO HARPER, APC understands the need to have the appropriate level attorney on their team to provide superior representation for first responders’ around the clock operations.  Thanks for your team’s continued commitment to protecting our first responders.” —Officer R. Mainwaring, Los Angeles World Airport Police


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