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Aashish Y. Desai

Aashish Y. Desai

Desai Law Firm

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

AASHISH Y. DESAI is an experienced and polished advocate.  He has a reputation as both an ethical and determined attorney and a long history of success.  Clients and attorneys seek him out not only for his professionalism, intelligence and strong desire to win, but perhaps more importantly, because of his proactive, solution-oriented style of litigation.  He takes his role as an advocate very seriously — whether it’s a multi-million dollar class action or a pro bono matter.  He recently filed an amicus brief and appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of whether the outside salesperson exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 applies to pharmaceutical representatives.

He has written countless legal articles and co-authored the leading CEB practice manual for California Wage and Hour Law, published by The Regents of the University of California.  He is also a Chapter Editor for The Fair Labor Standards Act, a preeminent labor treatise published by BNA.


Mr. Desai has worked on both sides of the fence, initially with a prominent defense firm and then with a boutique class action group.  For two-years he served as an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University School of Law, teaching Legal Research and Writing (2004-2006).  He also worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable Frances Maloney at the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Texas in 1995.

As the Managing Partner at Desai Law Firm, he primarily handles class and collective actions involving:

  • State and Federal Wage and Hour
  • Employment Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Personal Injury/Mass Tort
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Unfair Business Practices

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