Ferraro Employment Law was founded to give workers throughout San Diego and Southern California the aggressive and experienced legal representation they need.  We are here to help you get through a tough situation and on to better days.  Before founding the firm, Nicholas J. Ferraro represented Fortune 500 corporations and other companies in employment and business lawsuits, gaining valuable experience and knowledge that he now uses to help his clients get winning results.  He is an experienced employment law attorney who frequently publishes and speaks on labor and employment issues.  Mr. Ferraro’s mission is to help his clients get the compensation and damages they are entitled to when their employers break California and federal employment and labor laws.

We understand that your decision to hire a lawyer is a serious one.  If you’ve been the victim of unpaid overtime or wages, missed meal or rest periods, or employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other illegal labor practices, Ferraro Employment Law will be the advocate you need to find the justice and compensation you deserve.  Contact the firm for a free consultation with an experienced, successful San Diego employment lawyer who will fight for you.

Nicholas J. Ferraro

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Nicholas J Ferraro of Ferraro Employment Law, Inc.

Nicholas J. Ferraro, Esq. is the founder of Ferraro Employment Law and is based in San Diego, California.  He is admired and respected by lawyers and clients alike and takes a principled and reasoned approach to advancing the interests of all employees throughout California.  Mr. Ferraro started his firm with the belief that California employees and contractors deserve the best possible legal representation when employers break employment and labor laws.  Honest work requires fair pay and decent treatment and Mr. Ferraro prides himself on helping individuals get the justice and compensation they deserve.

Mr. Ferraro’s practice focuses on unpaid wage claims and employer misconduct issues.  He represents employees who are terminated, demoted or treated unfairly as a result of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing or for some other unlawful reason.  He represents workers in individual and class action wage and hour cases, including those for unpaid wages, overtime, bonuses and commissions, misclassification of employees as “exempt” or as a 1099 contractor, deficient meal and rest periods, unlawful deductions and other unfair wage practices.  He is a successful and experienced California employment lawyer who represents workers in all areas of employment law.


Nicholas was born in Trail, British Columbia, where he grew up skiing, playing hockey and playing baseball.  He attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington on an academic scholarship and graduated cum laude.  Today, he is the Treasurer and Secretary of the Gonzaga Alumni Association in San Diego.

After graduation, Nicholas attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review, an editor of California Business Practice and a judicial extern for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.


Before founding Ferraro Employment Law, Mr. Ferraro worked as an associate attorney at the national law firms of Duane Morris and Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, where he learned how to win cases and get results for his clients.  He represented Fortune 500 corporations and other companies in a wide range of complex labor and employment, business litigation and class action matters.  Mr. Ferraro now uses his skills and experience to represent employees, executives, contractors, freelancers and salespeople in employment disputes.


Mr. Ferraro’s firm represents every type of California worker: from executives who were cheated on their bonuses or options to hourly workers not being paid overtime.  Ferraro Employment Law represents clients on a contingency fee basis for most employment disputes.  There are no upfront fees as a barrier to seeking justice.  Mr. Ferraro is a straight shooter who will give his clients the honest truth about their case and fearlessly advocate on their behalf.


Mr. Ferraro is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of labor and employment law topics.  He is actively involved in the San Diego legal community:


Mr. Ferraro proudly represents his clients throughout the State of California:

  • Admitted to practice law in all state courts in California
  • Admitted to practice law in the federal courts in California
    • U.S District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S District Court for the Central District of California 
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California