Mr. Filarsky is a partner in the law firm of Filarsky & Watt LLP. The firm specializes in representing public sector employers statewide in all matters pertaining to employment relations.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration, graduating Magna cum Laude, from Loyola University of Los Angeles. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law, graduating with honors.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Filarsky was responsible for the labor relations program of the City of Garden Grove for three and one-half years. Prior to that, he was employed by the City of Manhattan Beach.

Mr. Filarsky’s experience includes representing management in labor-related cases before the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, California Superior Courts, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and various local government administrative hearing bodies and hearing officers.

Mr. Filarsky has the unique distinction of prevailing, unanimously, in both the California State Supreme Court (Filarsky v. Superior Court (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 419, 49 P.3d 194, 121 Cal.Rptr.2d 844) and the United States Supreme Court (Filarsky v. Delia (2012) 132 S.Ct. 1657).

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