Joseph G. Haselton

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Joe Haselton

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A graduate of Santa Clara University Law School, Joe worked for a major San Francisco insurance defense firm and another large local firm before starting his own practice in the 1980's. He is an appointed Judicial Fee Arbitrator for the State Bar of California. Joe has served on the boards of the Central Coast Center for Independent Living, CCCIL, and the Veteran's Memorial board. He is currently a Professor at CSUMB, Cal State University Monterey Bay and has been teaching Business Law for 10 years.

In his civil law career, he has conducted numerous trials, including as a member of the trial team in the Pajaro River Flood litigation. Joe has also facilitated many lucrative settlements in his cases. Joe has his California Department of Real Estate Broker's license. He also has coached high school teams in Moot Court competitions.

His hobbies include baseball, football, piano, singing and golf. He resides in South Santa Cruz county with his wife and 2 children.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Community Service, 1986-1987
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1984

Classes & Seminars

  • Business Law, CSUMB

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Judicial Fee Arbitrator

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Partner

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987