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Stockton Human Resources Lawyers

As a firm with a significant employment law and litigation practice, we are no stranger to what can happen when the employment relationship between businesses and their employees becomes fractured.

As a result, our attorneys have a unique appreciation for the need to help employers develop the kinds of policies that will prevent common workplace situations from leading to conflict, and for knowing how to minimize the damage that can occur when disputes do arise. It is with this understanding of the need for businesses to have fair policies in place that we are proud to work with employers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California with their employee handbooks and other human resource-related needs.

Step-By-Step Legal Help With Employee Handbook Development

Every client comes to our firm under varying circumstances and with a unique set of legal needs. Our attorneys have a flexible but comprehensive approach designed to meet the needs of:

  • New business owners who are literally starting from scratch and need to implement a full range of HR policies, including employee handbooks
  • Existing business owners who want to develop more robust policies as their businesses have grown
  • Employers who need to address specific workplace issues in their HR policies in the aftermath of a legal dispute

Because we have helped businesses at literally every stage of their human resource needs, our attorneys are uniquely positioned to take a longer-term view when helping businesses at the earliest stages. Knowing the sources of the most common workplace disputes and where many handbooks and policies can fail to address important matters, we ensure that our clients leave our firm with the most thorough handbooks and other legal materials possible.

As a legal "one-stop shop" for employers in the region, we can both assist in the development of HR policies and help employers respond to ongoing disputes in the workplace in our litigation practice.

Consult With One Of Our Attorneys

Arrange to meet with one of our lawyers by calling 209-870-7900 or send an email to our Stockton offices.


  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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    Betty Thomas

  Our Office Location

Malm Fagundes LLP
2351 W. March Lane
Suite A
Stockton, CA 95207

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


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