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2485 Natomas Park Drive
Suite 240
Sacramento, CA 95833

916-923-1222 fax


  • University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • California State University, Sacramento (B.A., 1967)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California

Terry Filliman

Senior Partner

Practice Areas

Terry Filliman is the managing partner in the Sacramento office. He specializes in management employment law, administrative law, public school law, and labor relations. He handles general human resources matters, labor negotiations, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and employment litigation, including defense of management in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other employee claims. Mr. Filliman represents public entities, including school districts, special districts, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses.

Mr. Filliman earned his Juris Doctor in the second graduating class of the University of California, Davis School of Law. He served as a partner representing public and private clients at Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff, Tichy & Mathiason for 11 years prior to opening the Sacramento office.

He formerly served as Consultant to the California Senate Education Committee, and as staff in the California Assembly. He also served as Legislative Director and Attorney, California State Department of Education. He was appointed a member of the Joint Legislative Committee to revise the Education Code in 1975. He helped establish the operations of the Public Employment Relations Board in 1976, and served as its initial Associate General Counsel and later as Supervising Administrative Law Judge.

Mr. Filliman has been named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in labor and employment law by Law and Politics magazine. He is the author of numerous treatises and articles on education law and public sector labor relations, including co-authoring "The California School Administrator's Legal Guide." He has conducted numerous workshops and lectures on a variety of education and employment law issues. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Sacramento County Bar and various labor and employment organizations.



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