Michael M. Daly

Mr. Daly is a management-side attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, who represents, advises and defends employers in employment and labor law matters involving wage and hour claims, workplace harassment, discrimination, collective bargaining, grievances, wrongful termination, class action claims and internal and government investigations. He defends employers in lawsuits filed in state and federal court, and in administrative proceedings filed with the NLRB, DFEH, EEOC, DLSE and CUIAB.

For several years, Mr. Daly has been named as one of the top employment and labor attorneys in San Diego County. In 2014, San Diego Business Journal recognized Mr. Daly as Best of the Bar for employment and business litigation. Mr. Daly has achieved an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest and most prestigious peer review rating an attorney can receive, signifying preeminence in his field and professional excellence. Mr. Daly is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States.

Michael M. Daly

Mr. Daly is a management-side attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, who represents, advises and defends employers in employment and labor law matters involving wage and hour claims, workplace harassment, discrimination, collective bargaining, grievances, wrongful termination, class action claims and internal and government investigations. He defends employers in lawsuits filed in state and federal court, and in administrative proceedings filed with the NLRB, DFEH, EEOC, DLSE and CUIAB.

For several years, Mr. Daly has been named as one of the top employment and labor attorneys in San Diego County. In 2014, San Diego Business Journal recognized Mr. Daly as Best of the Bar for employment and business litigation. Mr. Daly has achieved an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest and most prestigious peer review rating an attorney can receive, signifying preeminence in his field and professional excellence. Mr. Daly is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States.

Education & Degrees

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California

Community Service & Affiliations

  • State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Management Trustee of San Diego County Teamsters Employers Insurance Trust
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Unified Port of San Diego, Former member of the Personnel Advisory Board
  • Home of Guiding Hands, Former member of the Board of Directors
  • San Diego Employers Association, Former member of the Board of Directors
  • San Diego Small Claims Court Pro Tem Judge
  • Fee Dispute Arbitrator, State Bar of California

Judith Hartwig

Of Counsel

Judith Hartwig has represented clients in employment matters since 1995. Early in her career, her practice was limited to the representation of employees in employment discrimination and wrongful termination matters. Later she focused on real estate litigation, and the representation of small businesses in business litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour litigation. Currently, Ms. Hartwig represents both employers and employees in business litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour litigation, and provides ongoing litigation prevention advice to her small business clients. Ms. Hartwig has appeared in state and federal courts, California courts of appeal, in AAA, SEC and Better Business Bureau arbitrations and in various administrative proceedings.

Judith Hartwig

Of Counsel

Judith Hartwig has represented clients in employment matters since 1995. Early in her career, her practice was limited to the representation of employees in employment discrimination and wrongful termination matters. Later she focused on real estate litigation, and the representation of small businesses in business litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour litigation. Currently, Ms. Hartwig represents both employers and employees in business litigation, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour litigation, and provides ongoing litigation prevention advice to her small business clients. Ms. Hartwig has appeared in state and federal courts, California courts of appeal, in AAA, SEC and Better Business Bureau arbitrations and in various administrative proceedings.

Education & Degrees

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Miami University (Ohio), Bachelor of Arts, Music

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court

Ashley Barberini

Legal Assistant

Ashley Barberini is a native San Diegan. She grew up and attended high school in Chula Vista, California.

Ashley received her Associates of Science Degree as a Paralegal from San Diego Miramar College in 2016. Since then she has worked with the Daly Law Firm responsible for handling general office operations, drafting and reviewing correspondence and pleadings, calendaring, filing and billing matters.

Her interests include: going to concerts, traveling, watching and attending wrestling events and hanging out with her family.

Ashley Barberini

Legal Assistant to Michael M. Daly

Ashley Barberini is a native San Diegan. She grew up and attended high school in Chula Vista, California.

Ashley received her Associates of Science Degree as a Paralegal from San Diego Miramar College in 2016. Since then she has worked with the Daly Law Firm responsible for handling general office operations, drafting and reviewing correspondence and pleadings, calendaring, filing and billing matters.

Her interests include: going to concerts, traveling, watching and attending wrestling events and hanging out with her family.