Anthony Ruggieri

Anthony Ruggieri


San Diego, California




Anthony Ruggieri has practiced labor and employment law exclusively since moving to California in 1997 and is admitted to all California state and federal courts. He has handled a wide range of employment claims, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, gender and race based harassment, public policy torts, and Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claims. Mr. Ruggieri has also litigated several complex wage and hour class actions, including involvement in all phases of the class certification process.

Originally from New York City, Anthony graduated with honors from Iona College in 1993. His scholastic record was recognized by his induction into Delta Epsilon Sigma, a National Scholastic Honor Society. Prior to attending law school, Anthony worked as a paralegal at Hahn & Hessen, a mid-size New York law firm, focusing on secured lending transactions. Anthony attended Fordham University School of Law in New York, graduating in 1997. While attending law school, Anthony gained valuable legal experience, focusing primarily on labor and employment law. He worked as a Law Clerk to Honorable Salvadore J. Collazo, New York County Supreme Court Judge. He also worked as a Law Clerk for the National Labor Relations Board in both San Diego and in the Judge’s Division in New York. Anthony also served as a Law Clerk in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations.

Prior to moving to California, Anthony also worked at the corporate headquarters of IBM Corporation, working directly with the company’s senior labor and employment counsel. This experience has provided him with a keen insight into the employer-side evaluation and risk analysis process relating to employment claims. Upon moving to California, Anthony was hired as a Principal Attorney at the law firm of Goode, Peterson & Hemme. He then joined Advantage Law Group as a Principal Attorney in December 2000 and became a partner in 2007.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Claims
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Discrimination
  • Gender and Race Based Harassment
  • Public Policy Torts
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claims

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, Juris Doctor – 1997
  • Iona College, Bachelor of Arts – 1993
  • Honors: Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Scholastic Honor Society

Past Employment Positions

  • Goode, Peterson & Hemme, Principal Attorney
  • Hahn & Hessen, Paralegal
  • Hon. Salvadore J. Collazo, New York County Supreme Court Judge, Law Clerk
  • National Labor Relations Board, Law Clerk
  • IBM Corporation, Law Clerk