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We have developed a truly diverse range of practice areas designed to respond to the many legal needs that individuals, businesses and even government entities can have in transactional, litigation and appellate matters.

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We welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your legal needs during a confidential consultation. To schedule yours, complete our online contact form or call 209-870-7900.


  • I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Joe Fagundes on District matters for the last several years. Joe always provides excellent advice and guidance on the matters he works on for the District, and has delivered consistently successful results. Joe is a very seasoned and well respected attorney, and I am glad he is part of our District’s legal team. I would recommend Joe’s services to others without hesitation.

    Phillip M. McMurray General Counsel, Merced Irrigation District
  • We have been clients of Scott Malm for almost thirty years, handling a multitude of personal and business matters. During that time we have experienced the utmost in legal professionalism and sound advice. No matter what area of law the matter pertains to, we have been treated with honesty, integrity, timeliness and are 100% satisfied. Further, because of our long-term association, we would recommend Scott and this law firm to anyone seeking expertise counsel.

    Sherry L. Shields President, Pan Pacific RV Centers, Inc.
  • I couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent advice and guidance Joseph Fagundes was able to provide Financial Center as we sought out and purchased a property for our most recent branch. We always turn to him for assistance with all of our large real estate transactions and will continue to do so in the future. When it comes to such a large purchase, it’s important that we do right by our cooperative by having a top-rate professional help navigate us through the process, and Joseph is exactly that. He is a true partner and expert when it comes to real estate law.

    Michael P. Duffy President/CEO Financial Center Credit Union
  • For over 20 years Scott Malm has attentively and skillfully supported our company with legal counsel. He and his team consistently strive for efficient and effective resolution to the challenges that surface in the ever-shifting waters of employment law in California. Scott’s calm, balanced and professional communication style inspires and creates a high level of trust and confidence in his counsel. Our company’s superior results in the employment law arena under Scott’s experienced watch continues to prove that our trust and confidence in him is well placed.

    Skip Lindstrom V.P. – Industrial Relations, California Natural Products
  • I’ve had the privilege of working with Malm, Fagundes LLC representing my employer for more than 20 years. Joe Fagundes in particular has repeatedly demonstrated what matters most: results. His candid demeanor, his attentiveness to his clients, his ability to truly listen and work with a variety of staff at all levels, and his understanding of our particular needs make experiencing success that much better!

    Brian L. LaFollette Turlock Irrigation District
  • Scott Malm is one of the best attorneys in Stockton. We have worked with him on several matters and have been impressed every time. His work and attention to detail, and overall legal abilities are outstanding. If you are looking to retain one of the best attorneys in Stockton, I highly recommend and endorse Scott Malm.

    Gordon Lindstrom CPA Lindstrom and Winsborrow Accountancy Corp.
  • Opening a franchise was a new experience for me, my past life was all technology based companies in Silicon Valley working for large Fortune 500 companies. This was different, it was now my money to spend or protect. All of the nuances and permit requirements was also new to me. I received what they call an FDD from Nothing Bundt Cakes corporate office, and it was 255 pages of legal “mumbo jumbo”. I certainly understood most of it because I negotiated a lot of contracts in my past, again the difference is it is now my money. A friend of mine had referred me to Joe, so that’s who I called. Joe was awesome, professional, and candid, and I like candid. In the end, Joe read the FDD, gave me his opinion and possible areas of concern(which I couldn’t do anything about anyway), filed all of the appropriate permits, business license documents, and most importantly set up our LLC. Needless to say, Joe launched our business and we have had incredible success, and it all started with him guiding us through each step.

    Mike Robinson Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Therapeutic Research Center has been a client of Malm Fagundes for a few years now specifically working with Scott Malm. We find the firm and Scott to be very professional, knowledgeable, available, and helpful in assisting us with all our legal needs. A great local firm that truly cares about their clients and understands the term partnership. Equally important is that we feel Scott has provided cost savings pertaining to various issues which outweigh their fees.

    Bud Mullanix Vice President of Operations/Administration, Therapeutic Research Center
    Home of Pharmacist’s Letter | Prescriber’s Letter
  • Fortunately a friend of mine referred me to Attorney Scott Malm. Attorney Scott Malm did an excellent job representing me, was professional, great to work with, extremely knowledgeable and completed my case in positive and timely manner. The staff at Malm Fagundes Law firm were highly professional, always friendly and courteous.

    Betty Thomas
  • Joe did a terrific job representing my family with not one but two eminent domain cases involving our ranch. His reputation regarding eminent domain is well known in San Joaquin County. It makes a difference when you walk into a conference room to negotiate, and they see Joe by your side. He shows patience educating his client about the condemnation process. We had two very successful outcomes. I also hear he is a fairly decent baseball coach.

    Mike B.

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Malm Fagundes LLP
6 South El Dorado Street
Suite 315
Stockton, CA 95202

Phone: 209-870-7900
Fax: 209-870-7922
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