After successfully serving Northern California for 15 years under the banner of Shimoda Law Corp., the firm changed its name in honor of co-partner, and experienced litigator, Justin P. Rodriguez.
The name change coincides with the firm’s branching out into Utah to perform vital legal services to employees outside of California.
Justin P. Rodriguez has worked alongside the founding partner, Galen T. Shimoda, for 11 years. Mr. Rodriguez handles complex federal and state employment law litigation for the firm.
In the words of Mr. Shimoda ”Justin has been an integral part of the firm. Working for the firm as long as he has, Justin has become synonymous with the core of the firm. No person deserves to be named as part of the firm more than Justin.– Galen Shimoda.
During his tenure with the firm, Mr. Rodriguez has helped to recover several million dollars in wage and hour class and representative cases for unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wages, unpaid meal and rest period premiums, wage statement violation penalties, waiting time penalties, and penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act.
He achieves results by deploying thoughtful and aggressive litigation tactics while maintaining an open, professional, and reasonable dialogue with his opposing counsel. He regularly litigates in both state and federal court, giving him the knowledge to navigate a myriad of employment law cases.
Rodriguez’s trial experience includes jury trials, bench trials, class actions, Private Attorney General Actions, de novo trials of California Labor Commissioner decisions, and California Labor Commission hearings.
Justin P. Rodriguez’s Educational Background
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Rodriguez graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2011, earning a Juris Doctorate.
While at law school, he received the Witkin Award in his legal research and writing and complex civil litigation courses.
Mr. Rodriguez’s undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis is in philosophy, which enhanced his problem-solving capabilities.
It feels good to be a part of some that is so impactful to my community and I look forward to continuing the mission of the firm for years to come.–Mr. Rodriguez.
He is admitted to represent clients in California, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, the U.S. District Court Central District of California, and the U.S. District Court Northern District of California.
Rodriguez’s notable decisions include:
- Hoang v. Vinh Phat Supermarket, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114475 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 12, 2013)
- Kursar v. Mariah Res., Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120142 (E.D. Cal. Sep. 9, 2015)
- Cress, et al. v. Mitsubishi Chemical Carbo Fiber and Composites, Inc., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2017-00222101 (June 1, 2018)