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Administrative Law

Mr. Mauriello has extensive experience representing clients before various federal, state and local administrative agencies, self-regulatory bodies, and governmental commissions and political bodies. This representation has included trials, evidentiary hearings, administrative appeals, public hearings, formal investigative examinations, and informal interviews. These matters have involved the preparation of letters, comments, legal briefs, and other written submissions, as well as providing public comments, examining witnesses, and making presentations. In these proceedings, Mr. Mauriello has assisted clients in obtaining or retaining business and professional licenses, defending against administrative or quasi-criminal charges, and challenging or defending the licensing of various development projects.

Mr. Mauriello for many years was a member of the Administrative Law Panel of the San Diego County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service.

Mr. Mauriello has handled cases before the following agencies, among others:

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
  • U.S. Bureau of Prisons
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Maryland Securities Division
  • California Labor Board
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Bureau of Automotive Repair
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Contractors State Licensing Board
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • San Diego City Council
  • California Contractors State Licensing Board
  • San Francisco Animal Control Department
  • Oakland Planning Commission.
  • California Air Resources Board
  • Huntington Beach Planning Commission
  • San Clemente Planning Commission
  • San Clemente City Council

Mr. Mauriello's administrative law practice was preceded by a diverse exposure to administrative agencies. In 1986 and 1987, while at the University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Mauriello worked as a research assistant for Professor Kenneth Culp Davis (1908-2003), whose Administrative Law Treatise has been the seminal secondary source in administrative law. Mr. Mauriello had responsibility for research, analysis and drafting in the areas of judicial review of agency actions as well as the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA").

While in law school, Mr. Mauriello also worked as a law clerk for the legal division of a state environmental agency.

From 1983 through 1985, prior to law school, Mr. Mauriello worked as a corporate legal assistant for Sage Gray Todd & Sims, a major Wall Street law firm, where he focused on "Blue Sky" work and registration of securities with state securities agencies and with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as general corporate transactional matters.

Client Reviews
Tom, thank you for your all help. Among the three other attorneys I talked with, I chose you because you really listened, asked thoughtful questions and sought all information to understand my situation. That gave me confidence in you above all others. I am a believer in receiving feedback, so I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. If I come across anyone that is looking for counsel in this industry I will certainly refer them your way. Scott Yi, Securities Registered Representative
Thomas was very thorough, kind and truly cared about me and my case. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Every time I contacted him he me made me feel like a very important client. His skills, intelligence and demeanor lead to a victory in the courtroom! Susan De Diminicantanio
As a business development consultant, there have been times to which I am in need of counsel for the review and strategic advice a range of diversified employment and compensation packages. In this sense, Thomas Mauriello has been my trusted counsel, paying particular attention to the settle nuances the language and structure of contractual agreements, and rely heavily on his expert opinion as a plaintiff's lawyer! Emma Makinen, DOAP Kitchens, LLC
Our Family needed an attorney who was knowledgeable with FINRA and Tom proved to be very familiar with FINRA. We found him, trustworthy, thorough, honest and sympathetic during an emotionally stressful time with our Family. Annette Hellmich
I would recommend Mr. Mauriello highly - - to anyone - - - wish I had more friends in the area who need an attorney! He was extremely knowledgeable, timely, courteous, - AND - he won my case! Would call him again in an instant should the need arise. Nancy Brown