Tony De Marco represents California public school districts and public agencies as general counsel, and in all aspects of governance, transparency, as well as labor and employment law. His areas of practice include certificated and classified employee discipline, contract enforcement and arbitration, and general education law. He has represented employers before the Public Employment Relations Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Office of Administrative Hearings. He is experienced in collective bargaining and is the chief negotiator for numerous school districts throughout the state.

Mr. De Marco is chair of the Firm’s Southern California Education Law Practice Group, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, and is one of the founders of the Firm’s Irvine office. 

Mr. De Marco also formally served as a member and President of the Board of Directors of the California Council of School Attorneys.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. De Marco has presented before local and statewide organizations on the interest-based bargaining process, state-mandated sexual harassment training, and other issues of importance to his public sector clients. Mr. De Marco is a member of the firm’s FRISK® presentation team, and was part of the team which moved FRISK into a virtual platform to maximize access to this important program.

Mr. De Marco is co-creator of the firm’s public sector wage and hour training materials and regularly speaks to groups about wage and hour laws. He also makes presentations on technology issues, giving clients balanced and effective approaches for addressing bargaining and employment issues in this fluid area of the law.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • California Council of School Attorneys, 2020 President and Board Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member


J.D., Whittier Law School
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 2001, California
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