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This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of participatory credit, of which 1.0 hour will apply to legal ethics participatory credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.
GARY SCOTT DECKER is the principal of Decker Law Offices in Sacramento, and has been an author and presenter of National Business Institute seminars for over 25 years. Since 1977, his areas of practice have included business and civil litigation, legal ethics litigation and counseling, workers’ compensation subrogation, state and federal appeals, alternative dispute resolution, personal injury and insurance defense, insurance coverage law, and unlawful detainer and foreclosure litigation. Mr. Decker earned his B.A. degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He is a past-president of the Sacramento County Bar Association.
MARK E. ELLIS is founder and managing partner of Ellis Law Group, LLP. He is a trial lawyer whose practice embraces civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Ellis has tried more than 90 cases to verdict, judgment or binding arbitration award. He defends professionals sued for malpractice, malicious prosecution, ethics violations, and other professional wrongdoing. Mr. Ellis is certified as a specialist in legal malpractice law by the California Board of Legal Specializations of the State Bar of California. He has been selected by his peers to be recognized in Super Lawyers as one of the top 5 percent of lawyers practicing in Northern California from 2004-2018. Mr. Ellis is listed under the specialty of legal malpractice defense in 2010-2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America. Ellis Law Group, LLP has been listed repeatedly by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top small law firms in Northern California and was listed again for 2018-2019 in the area of malpractice defense. Mr. Ellis is licensed to practice in California and Washington, before the United States Supreme Court, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and before all the Federal District Courts of California, as well as several other federal district courts throughout the country. He regularly lectures in the areas of ethics and malpractice. He earned his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from California Western School of Law.
CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT is an attorney with the law firm of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, where he practices labor and employment law. He defends employers against race, sex and disability discrimination and harassment claims, as well as wage claims. In addition to a successful practice litigating disputes in both federal and state courts, Mr. Onstott also provides advice and counsel to employers on California and federal employment laws, including wage and hour issues, disability and leave laws, and employee discipline. He also is a board member for the Sacramento Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and sits on the legal team for the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association. Mr. Onstott earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree, with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif. He clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton on the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Wilmington, Delaware.
JOSEPH W. SCALIA is a sole practitioner and has been practicing law since 1976. He currently maintains his office in Roseville, California, where he focuses in the areas of business law, construction law, employment law, sports and entertainment law, as well as real estate litigation. Mr. Scalia has been a licensed real estate broker in the state of California since 1982. He serves as a settlement judge pro tem for the Sacramento Superior Court and as an arbitrator with the Sacramento County Judicial Arbitration Association. Mr. Scalia has also served as a member on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and as a mediator in alternative dispute resolutions for El Dorado County Superior Court. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Scalia has served as a panelist for National Business Institute in the areas of limited liability companies, corporate dissolution, California real estate foreclosure, title law and insurance. He recently co-wrote a new CEB publication entitled Neighbor Disputes - Law and Litigation and recently published a children’s book entitled The Adventures of Amelia Loggerhead. Mr. Scalia is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the State Bar of California.