Michalski Law Offices

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Michalski Law Offices

With 27 years experience in Labor and Employment Michalski Law Offices offer our clients both Plaintiff and Defendants a wealth of knowledge and experience.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Michalski Law Offices

Michalski Law Offices

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

With 27 years experience in Labor and Employment Michalski Law Offices offer our clients both Plaintiff and Defendants a wealth of knowledge and experience.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

You need a proven advocate when the legal and financial interests of your business are threatened by a dispute. In Southern California, you can rely on Michalski Law Offices.

I offer my clients the advantages that come with relying on a sole proprietor. I have worked at large law firms in the past and bring that valuable experience to each and every case I take on. However, due to my low overhead, I am able to resolve legal disagreements much more cost-effectively than my larger competitors.

Main Office

Main Office
17011 Beach Blvd
Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone

(818) 489-5069

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

24/7

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Other Offices
  • Michalski Law offices

    333 S. Grand Ave Suite 2450
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Michalski Law Offices

    600 West Broadway Suite 700
    San Diego, CA 92101

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We provide efficient, detail-oriented guidance while taking a cautious and methodical approach to every case we represent. The details matter, and we will make sure every scenario and potential outcome is taken into account as we navigate the legal process.

Michalski Law Offices
James Michalski

Mr. Michalski is a highly accomplished labor and employment defense attorney with over 25 years of experience representing management in California state and federal courts in complex, class action, and single-plaintiff matters. He has obtained highly favorable results for employers as first-chair in hundreds of adversarial proceedings including jury trials, bench trials, administrative trials, and arbitrations. He has handled successfully matters in all types of employment disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, Unruh Act violations, and unfair competition. He also has resolved favorably dozens of wage and hour class action cases and dozens of cases involving California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims. Mr. Michalski litigates cases effectively but also efficiently, with the goal of resolving matters favorably with the minimal expense possible. Having served in-house as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state employer for several years, he recognizes the serious disruption and financial drain that litigation poses to his clients’ businesses. He thus partners with his clients to determine how to best protect their interests from a business owner’s perspective and not simply an outside attorney’s perspective. Providing exceptional value is a driving principle of Mr. Michalski’s practice. Besides handling adversarial proceedings, Mr. Michalski routinely advises clients in daily employment law matters and drafts all types of employment-related documents. He also advises clients on corporate compliance matters and risk avoidance. He currently serves as outside labor and employment counsel for several clients in the construction (including two home builders), printing, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Mr. Michalski has obtained decades of specialized labor and employment law experience by serving as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state medical device company, and as a Labor and Employment Partner at several national law firms including Holland & Knight and Epstein, Becker & Green. He has been recognized regularly as a preeminent attorney by numerous organizations and attorney rating guides. In his first year after law school, Mr. Michalski served as a federal Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable John G. Davies, U.S. District Court Judge, Central District of California. He has served in significant leadership roles in the California Lawyers Association 1 (formerly known as the California State Bar) including four years on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section and four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Labor and Employment Section’s law review, California Labor and Employment Law Review, which is published six to seven times per year. He currently serves as a senior member of the Editorial Board of the California Labor and Employment Law Review and on the California Judicial Nominations Evaluation Commission, which assists the Governor in evaluating candidates for judicial appointment. Recent Jury Trials and Other Successes Mr. Michalski has obtained the following results in jury trials and other selected matters: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defense verdict on a $12 million federal False Claims Act and whistleblower retaliation case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a sexual harassment case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a large theme park Defense verdict in a California False Claims Act case for an IT services contractor Defense verdict in a California Unruh Act case for a statewide bank Summary judgment for a large insurance agency in a multi-state employment, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets misappropriation case (a high stakes “betthe-company” case) Summary judgment on a wage and hour class action case for a medical device distributor Summary judgment on two consolidated disability discrimination cases for a plumbing contractor Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a regional home builder Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a race and disability discrimination case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a federal False Claims Act case for a state healthcare system Summary judgment on a race and sex discrimination case for the world’s second largest tobacco company Summary judgment on a sex discrimination case for an advertising agency Summary judgment on a breach of contract and promissory

License

Bar Number: 177015
California, 1995

Education

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1994

UCLA
B.A., 1990

Michalski Law Offices
James Michalski

Mr. Michalski is a highly accomplished labor and employment defense attorney with over 25 years of experience representing management in California state and federal courts in complex, class action, and single-plaintiff matters. He has obtained highly favorable results for employers as first-chair in hundreds of adversarial proceedings including jury trials, bench trials, administrative trials, and arbitrations. He has handled successfully matters in all types of employment disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, Unruh Act violations, and unfair competition. He also has resolved favorably dozens of wage and hour class action cases and dozens of cases involving California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims. Mr. Michalski litigates cases effectively but also efficiently, with the goal of resolving matters favorably with the minimal expense possible. Having served in-house as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state employer for several years, he recognizes the serious disruption and financial drain that litigation poses to his clients’ businesses. He thus partners with his clients to determine how to best protect their interests from a business owner’s perspective and not simply an outside attorney’s perspective. Providing exceptional value is a driving principle of Mr. Michalski’s practice. Besides handling adversarial proceedings, Mr. Michalski routinely advises clients in daily employment law matters and drafts all types of employment-related documents. He also advises clients on corporate compliance matters and risk avoidance. He currently serves as outside labor and employment counsel for several clients in the construction (including two home builders), printing, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Mr. Michalski has obtained decades of specialized labor and employment law experience by serving as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state medical device company, and as a Labor and Employment Partner at several national law firms including Holland & Knight and Epstein, Becker & Green. He has been recognized regularly as a preeminent attorney by numerous organizations and attorney rating guides. In his first year after law school, Mr. Michalski served as a federal Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable John G. Davies, U.S. District Court Judge, Central District of California. He has served in significant leadership roles in the California Lawyers Association 1 (formerly known as the California State Bar) including four years on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section and four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Labor and Employment Section’s law review, California Labor and Employment Law Review, which is published six to seven times per year. He currently serves as a senior member of the Editorial Board of the California Labor and Employment Law Review and on the California Judicial Nominations Evaluation Commission, which assists the Governor in evaluating candidates for judicial appointment. Recent Jury Trials and Other Successes Mr. Michalski has obtained the following results in jury trials and other selected matters: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defense verdict on a $12 million federal False Claims Act and whistleblower retaliation case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a sexual harassment case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a large theme park Defense verdict in a California False Claims Act case for an IT services contractor Defense verdict in a California Unruh Act case for a statewide bank Summary judgment for a large insurance agency in a multi-state employment, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets misappropriation case (a high stakes “betthe-company” case) Summary judgment on a wage and hour class action case for a medical device distributor Summary judgment on two consolidated disability discrimination cases for a plumbing contractor Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a regional home builder Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a race and disability discrimination case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a federal False Claims Act case for a state healthcare system Summary judgment on a race and sex discrimination case for the world’s second largest tobacco company Summary judgment on a sex discrimination case for an advertising agency Summary judgment on a breach of contract and promissory

License

Bar Number: 177015
California, 1995

Education

Harvard Law School Juris Doctorate, 1994


UCLA B.A., 1990


Firm Overview

You need a proven advocate when the legal and financial interests of your business are threatened by a dispute. In Southern California, you can rely on Michalski Law Offices.

I offer my clients the advantages that come with relying on a sole proprietor. I have worked at large law firms in the past and bring that valuable experience to each and every case I take on. However, due to my low overhead, I am able to resolve legal disagreements much more cost-effectively than my larger competitors.

Main Office

Main Office
17011 Beach Blvd
Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone

(818) 489-5069

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

24/7

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Other Offices
  • Michalski Law offices

    333 S. Grand Ave Suite 2450
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Michalski Law Offices

    600 West Broadway Suite 700
    San Diego, CA 92101

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We provide efficient, detail-oriented guidance while taking a cautious and methodical approach to every case we represent. The details matter, and we will make sure every scenario and potential outcome is taken into account as we navigate the legal process.

Michalski Law Offices
James Michalski

Mr. Michalski is a highly accomplished labor and employment defense attorney with over 25 years of experience representing management in California state and federal courts in complex, class action, and single-plaintiff matters. He has obtained highly favorable results for employers as first-chair in hundreds of adversarial proceedings including jury trials, bench trials, administrative trials, and arbitrations. He has handled successfully matters in all types of employment disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, Unruh Act violations, and unfair competition. He also has resolved favorably dozens of wage and hour class action cases and dozens of cases involving California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims. Mr. Michalski litigates cases effectively but also efficiently, with the goal of resolving matters favorably with the minimal expense possible. Having served in-house as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state employer for several years, he recognizes the serious disruption and financial drain that litigation poses to his clients’ businesses. He thus partners with his clients to determine how to best protect their interests from a business owner’s perspective and not simply an outside attorney’s perspective. Providing exceptional value is a driving principle of Mr. Michalski’s practice. Besides handling adversarial proceedings, Mr. Michalski routinely advises clients in daily employment law matters and drafts all types of employment-related documents. He also advises clients on corporate compliance matters and risk avoidance. He currently serves as outside labor and employment counsel for several clients in the construction (including two home builders), printing, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Mr. Michalski has obtained decades of specialized labor and employment law experience by serving as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state medical device company, and as a Labor and Employment Partner at several national law firms including Holland & Knight and Epstein, Becker & Green. He has been recognized regularly as a preeminent attorney by numerous organizations and attorney rating guides. In his first year after law school, Mr. Michalski served as a federal Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable John G. Davies, U.S. District Court Judge, Central District of California. He has served in significant leadership roles in the California Lawyers Association 1 (formerly known as the California State Bar) including four years on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section and four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Labor and Employment Section’s law review, California Labor and Employment Law Review, which is published six to seven times per year. He currently serves as a senior member of the Editorial Board of the California Labor and Employment Law Review and on the California Judicial Nominations Evaluation Commission, which assists the Governor in evaluating candidates for judicial appointment. Recent Jury Trials and Other Successes Mr. Michalski has obtained the following results in jury trials and other selected matters: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defense verdict on a $12 million federal False Claims Act and whistleblower retaliation case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a sexual harassment case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a large theme park Defense verdict in a California False Claims Act case for an IT services contractor Defense verdict in a California Unruh Act case for a statewide bank Summary judgment for a large insurance agency in a multi-state employment, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets misappropriation case (a high stakes “betthe-company” case) Summary judgment on a wage and hour class action case for a medical device distributor Summary judgment on two consolidated disability discrimination cases for a plumbing contractor Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a regional home builder Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a race and disability discrimination case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a federal False Claims Act case for a state healthcare system Summary judgment on a race and sex discrimination case for the world’s second largest tobacco company Summary judgment on a sex discrimination case for an advertising agency Summary judgment on a breach of contract and promissory

License

Bar Number: 177015
California, 1995

Education

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1994

UCLA
B.A., 1990

Michalski Law Offices
James Michalski

Mr. Michalski is a highly accomplished labor and employment defense attorney with over 25 years of experience representing management in California state and federal courts in complex, class action, and single-plaintiff matters. He has obtained highly favorable results for employers as first-chair in hundreds of adversarial proceedings including jury trials, bench trials, administrative trials, and arbitrations. He has handled successfully matters in all types of employment disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, Unruh Act violations, and unfair competition. He also has resolved favorably dozens of wage and hour class action cases and dozens of cases involving California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims. Mr. Michalski litigates cases effectively but also efficiently, with the goal of resolving matters favorably with the minimal expense possible. Having served in-house as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state employer for several years, he recognizes the serious disruption and financial drain that litigation poses to his clients’ businesses. He thus partners with his clients to determine how to best protect their interests from a business owner’s perspective and not simply an outside attorney’s perspective. Providing exceptional value is a driving principle of Mr. Michalski’s practice. Besides handling adversarial proceedings, Mr. Michalski routinely advises clients in daily employment law matters and drafts all types of employment-related documents. He also advises clients on corporate compliance matters and risk avoidance. He currently serves as outside labor and employment counsel for several clients in the construction (including two home builders), printing, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Mr. Michalski has obtained decades of specialized labor and employment law experience by serving as a Chief Legal Officer of a multi-state medical device company, and as a Labor and Employment Partner at several national law firms including Holland & Knight and Epstein, Becker & Green. He has been recognized regularly as a preeminent attorney by numerous organizations and attorney rating guides. In his first year after law school, Mr. Michalski served as a federal Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable John G. Davies, U.S. District Court Judge, Central District of California. He has served in significant leadership roles in the California Lawyers Association 1 (formerly known as the California State Bar) including four years on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section and four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Labor and Employment Section’s law review, California Labor and Employment Law Review, which is published six to seven times per year. He currently serves as a senior member of the Editorial Board of the California Labor and Employment Law Review and on the California Judicial Nominations Evaluation Commission, which assists the Governor in evaluating candidates for judicial appointment. Recent Jury Trials and Other Successes Mr. Michalski has obtained the following results in jury trials and other selected matters: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defense verdict on a $12 million federal False Claims Act and whistleblower retaliation case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a sexual harassment case for a regional healthcare system Defense verdict in a race and disability discrimination case for a large theme park Defense verdict in a California False Claims Act case for an IT services contractor Defense verdict in a California Unruh Act case for a statewide bank Summary judgment for a large insurance agency in a multi-state employment, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets misappropriation case (a high stakes “betthe-company” case) Summary judgment on a wage and hour class action case for a medical device distributor Summary judgment on two consolidated disability discrimination cases for a plumbing contractor Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a regional home builder Summary judgment on a sexual and racial harassment case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a race and disability discrimination case for a framing contractor Summary judgment on a federal False Claims Act case for a state healthcare system Summary judgment on a race and sex discrimination case for the world’s second largest tobacco company Summary judgment on a sex discrimination case for an advertising agency Summary judgment on a breach of contract and promissory

License

Bar Number: 177015
California, 1995

Education

Harvard Law School Juris Doctorate, 1994


UCLA B.A., 1990


This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.