Gattey and Baranic

A Professional Law Corporation

2445 Fifth Avenue, Suite 350
San Diego, California 92101
Phone 619.232.8142

Facsimile 619.232.1235




If you are member of the National Border Patrol Council and have been directed to our office for representation, click here for information on obtaining representation.








About the firm

    Gattey and Baranic, A Professional Law Corporation, is a San Diego based, AV rated law firm focusing on the representation of government employees, public and private sector employee organizations and their members. An AV rating is awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory only to those attorneys who show the highest level of ethics and legal ability.

    Our firm represents numerous public sector employee organizations in labor relations and negotiation matters, as well as individual members in internal investigative, administrative and disciplinary proceedings. We represent private sector employee organizations in labor relations and negotiations matters.  We also represent government employees on an individual basis at all levels of investigatory, administrative and disciplinary proceedings and students at all levels of the educational spectrum in administrative, academic and disciplinary appeals.

    Our firm represents many local organizations associated with the California Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, as well as independent employee organizations in the field of education. We represent public school employees at all levels of the educational spectrum, including the elementary and high school systems, community college districts, and the California State University and University of California systems.

    In addition to our representation of individuals before local public agencies, such as civil service commissions, we represent government employees before many state and federal level boards and commissions, including the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Commission on Professional Competence, State Teachers Retirement System Board, Public Employment Relations Board ("PERB") State Personnel Board ("SPB"), Federal Labor Relations Authority ("FLRA") and Merit Systems Protection Board ("MSPB").

    Our firm is counsel to Local 1613 (San Diego, CA),  Local 2554 (El Centro, CA) and Local 2595 (Yuma, AZ) of the National Border Patrol Council, which represent more than one-third of all the United States Border Patrol Agents nationwide.  We are also counsel to the Fraternal Order of Police, Federal Lodge 12 (FOP Federal Lodge 12), which represents federal police officers and agents in the Southern California.

    The PORAC Legal Defense Fund, which contracts with smaller law enforcement employee associations, routinely request that our firm represent individual members in a variety of cases. We represent these individual law enforcement officers in every aspect of criminal, civil, internal investigative, administrative and disciplinary proceedings.

     In addition to our San Diego main office, we maintain a field offices in El Centro, CA and Yuma, AZ to meet the needs of our Imperial Valley and Southern Arizona based clients.  Between our three offices we are available to meet the needs of public and private sector labor organizations and individual government employees in Southern California (including San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Los Angeles counties) and Southern Arizona.  Please do not hesitate to contact us to see if we can assist you with your labor or employment law needs.