Ronald H. Barsamian
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Ron Barsamian’s legal practice of the past 40 years involves all aspects of agricultural labor and employment law. He represents agricultural employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Agricultural Labor Relations Board (California), U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (California), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner, Cal-OSHA as well as various other state and federal administrative agencies. His litigation expertise in both state and federal courts includes many cases of both state and national significance to the agricultural industry. Mr. Barsamian represents employers in labor relations matters, ranging from union organizational activities to collective bargaining.
Mr. Barsamian received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Riverside. He received his JD degree from California Western School of Law cum laude. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the California Western Law Review, and received AmJur Awards in Torts and Contract Law.
Mr. Barsamian teaches Agricultural Labor and Employment Law at California State University, Fresno. He is a member of the ALRB Labor-Management Ad Hoc Committee. He is a past President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Personnel Management Association. Mr. Barsamian is a member of the Legal Forum for Western Growers Association and served as WGA’s Assistant General Counsel and Chief Negotiator before entering private practice in the late 1980s. He served as the President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Board of Directors for the 21st Agricultural District (the Fresno Fair). Mr. Barsamian has authored various articles on agricultural labor and employment and lectures at industry seminars throughout California.