The law firm of Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir specializes in the representation of police officers and their associations throughout California. The firm currently represents over 120 California public safety associations in labor, litigation and/or disciplinary matters. Most of the firm's attorneys are former police officers or deputy sheriffs. It is with these backgrounds and experience that we are able to provide the representation today's police officers need and deserve in the following areas;
Contract Negotiations - The firm prides itself on the successful contracts obtained for our clients and strives to ensure our clients are the leaders in salary and benefits in the industry. The approach taken by the firm has resulted in record level increases for the associations represented by Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir and the police industry as a whole.
Discipline Representation - As PORAC LDF panel attorneys, the firm vigorously defends officers and protects their rights in disciplinary proceedings. Our track record in this area is among the best in the state. Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir has successfully had officers reinstated who were told by their prior firm they should resign. We take seriously the need to protect your livelihood for you and your family.
Litigation - In aggressively representing officers and associations, the need for experienced litigators is imperative. The firm's litigation section handles FLSA, Civil Rights (retaliation), Writs (enforcing MOU's), Injunctions (enforcing POBR) and other litigation necessary in protecting the best interests of our client associations and their members.
Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir is committed to breaking the mold of the old, tired, traditional law firm, where attorney contact is minimal or by appointment only. We are committed to promptly responding to telephone calls and correspondence, even if that requires working at night to consult with officers on graveyard. As a Legal Defense Fund panel firm, we are open 24 hours, meaning that an attorney is available by telephone anytime of the day or night. As former officers ourselves, we enjoy providing the level of service necessary in today's reality.
The founding partners of Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir APC were Michael D. Lackie, a former deputy sheriff, and Dieter C. Dammeier, a former police officer. In 1997, Mike & Dieter decided to form their own firm to better serve the needs of law enforcement employees and their unions. They created a full service labor law firm, including representation for disciplinary actions as a PORAC Legal Defense Fund panel firm, specializing in civil litigation on behalf of associations and their members to enforce contract rights and rules, vindicate civil rights violations and related tort actions. The firm provides seminars on these topics and lectures on these issues at PORAC sponsored seminars.
Most of the firm's attorneys and staff are former police officers or deputy sheriffs. In addition to Mike and Dieter, Kasey Castillo and Kasey Sirody, were both former Deputy District Attorneys and they provide criminal defense to our police officer clients. Mike McCoy is a retired Colton Police Officer. Russell Perry is a former Deputy Probation Officer. Chris Gaspard is a former Riverside Police Officer. Andrew Dawson is a former California Highway Patrolman. John Bakhit is a former Oakland Police Officer. It is with these backgrounds that we are able to provide the representation today's police officers need and deserve.
Please call us anytime to discuss your association's needs.