Joseph T. Ergastolo

Joe joined the firm in 1988, became a partner in 1995, and a name partner in 2014.  He has significant experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts, including unfair competition, antitrust, trade secrets, officer and director liability, contracts, real property, and product liability.

Published decisions include United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center Corporation, Inc., 766 Fed.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2014); City of San Diego v. Haas, 207 Cal.App.4th 472 (2012); and Empresa Constructora Contex Limitada v. Iseki, Inc., 106 F.Supp.2d 1020 (S.D. Cal. 2000).

Joe is also a trained mediator and has represented clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution forums, including the AAA, JAMS, and FINRA.

Joe received his juris doctor from the University of San Diego in 1988 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Marquette University in 1985.

Joe is married and has two daughters.  In his spare time, he is involved with access to justice and homelessness issues and is currently the Chairman of the Board of St. Vincent De Paul Village, Inc.