Justin Hein, Esq.
An attorney since 2005, I practice primarily in the fields of Employment Law, Administrative Law, Contract Law, and Healthcare Law. I represent a variety of professionals and businesses ranging from doctors, veterinarians, accountants, and brokers, to breweries, wine importers, private schools, trucking companies, and automotive repair shops. Services range from obtaining and defending licenses, participation in government benefit programs, and resolving business disputes. This includes representation before the State Personnel Board, Office of Administrative Hearings, all boards, and bureaus within Department of Consumer Affairs (e.g. Medical Board of California, etc.), Labor Commissioner, and various County, City, and Municipal Civil Service Commissions.
I also form healthcare professional practices and serving as general counsel to them. And I oversaw my prior employer’s marketing, public relations, and served as its In-house General Counsel, advising its Board of Directors, and Officers, as it continued to grow as a business.
Prior to that, I oversaw the business operations of a 25-member law firm that employed a staff of over 150. My management areas included Client Service, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, and Information Technology. In this role, I also represented thousands of the firm’s individual and business clients before the Internal Revenue Service.
I am an AV® Preeminent™ Rated and 10.0 Avvo Rated attorney. I also serve as an administrative hearing officer, private arbitrator, and mediator. I worked with the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Fee Arbitration program from 2012 to 2018. And I served as an administrative hearing officer for the County of San Diego, from 2016 to 2018, and continue to serve in an administrative hearing officer for the County of Sonoma since 2016.
I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received my law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005. While in law school, I served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James A. Richman of the Superior Court of California, Alameda County and as a research project assistant for Assistant Dean Carolyn Butler and Professors D. Gordon Smith and John Ohnesorge.
I am licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and the State of California. I am also admitted to practice law before the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California. I am a member of the Federalist Society, California Academy of Attorneys for Healthcare Practitioners, Schwartz-Levi American Inn of Courts, and Sonoma County Bar Associations. I was named a Top Employment Attorney by Sacramento Magazine in 2015-2016, a Rising Star in Northern California by Super Lawyers in 2017-2020, a Top Attorney of Northern California by San Francisco Magazine in 2017-2020, and a Top Employment Attorney by San Diego Magazine in 2018-2019.
My primary practice areas include Administrative, Business (Compliance, Formation, and Governance), Contract, Employment, and Health Care Law. That stated, I have years of experience in other, unique areas of the law, included but not limited to: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Automotive, Business Transactions, Cannabis, Construction, Corporations (Compliance, Formation, Governance, and Transactions), Employment Benefits, Food and Beverage, Gaming, Government Contracts, Land Use, Leisure and Hospitality, Municipal, Wineries and Vineyards, and Workplace Investigations. This experience extends to handling matters in any of the practice areas through a variety of forums, including but not limited to Litigation, Appeals, Writs of Mandate (Traditional and Administrative), Administrative Hearings (before Federal, State, and Local Agencies), and Wage Claim matters.