Donald P. Novey

Don has more than a decade of experience working with public safety associations and labor unions.

Don previously co-founded Novey, Tribuiano & Yamada, LLP and helped create a successful firm specializing in representing public safety members, construction workers, and members of public-employee unions.

Don also worked for a law firm representing agricultural companies in all aspects of labor and employment matters including: election campaigns under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, OSHA citation appeals and I-9 immigration compliance audits.

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), formerly known as California Union of Safety Employees (CAUSE), helped Don gain valuable experience and knowledge of public-safety unions while working as a member services representative. CSLEA represents approximately 180 different public safety classifications in 42 state departments including: the Department of Justice (DOJ) Special Agents; DOJ Criminalists; State Hospital Police Officers; Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Investigators; Fish and Game Wardens; State Park Police Officers; California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatchers; Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) agents; and License and Registration Examiners.

Don also worked for a preeminent Sacramento law firm specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation, labor and union matters for nine years. Don gained valuable experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters, as well as conducting numerous seminars in the field of workers’ compensation for labor organizations, including police, sheriff, fire associations and private labor unions. Don specialized in facilitating client relationships and serving as the representative for the firm at statewide labor conferences.

Don’s upbringing in the public safety arena gives him a unique advantage to better assist public safety associations and private labor unions with labor and employment matters, collective bargaining and workplace injuries.


  • J.D. Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, 2011


  • State Bar of California, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • California Applicant’s Attorney’s Association
  • United States District Court, Eastern District