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Michael J. Rossiter specializes in Employment Law (management side) and Government Tort Liability (government side).  He has represented both large and small companies in various employment matters, including matters arising under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  He has also represented governmental entities in cases dealing with alleged constitutional rights violations.


Mr. Rossiter earned his B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science from Brigham Young University and received his law degree from Chapman University School of Law.  Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Rossiter interned at the Attorney General's Office in Washington, D.C. and externed for the Honorable George P. Schiavelli of the United States District Court - Central District of California.  He was also the Symposium Editor of the Chapman Law Review where he was integral in bringing together scholars, practitioners, and company executives in order to discuss First Amendment issues affecting the entertainment industry.


Apart from work, Mr. Rossiter enjoys playing tennis, basketball, shooting, skiing, camping, and spending time with his wife and two children. 


Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 45%
    6 years
  2. Employment: 45%
    8 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

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  • Timothy Michael Kowal

    Mike Rossiter is an exceptionally intelligent, sincere, and hard working attorney. He is also an outstanding writer.


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  • Zachary Michael Schwartz

    Michael Rossiter is unrivaled in his sound approach to the representation of his clients. Michael develops a deep understanding of each of his cases that allows him to provide an incredibly efficient and effective defense, yet he remains extremely congenial, obtaining the respect of his adversaries.


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Contact info

Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP

3 Park Plaza
Suite 1500
Irvine, CA, 92614


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Most InspirationalChapman University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorChapman University School Of Law2016 - Present
AttorneyKoeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP2012 - Present
AttorneyFisher & Phillips2010 - 2012
Judicial ExternThe United States District Court For The Central District Of California2007 - 2007
AttorneyKoeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP2007 - 2010
Research AssistantChapman University School Of Law2006 - 2008
Litigation ClerkRutan & Tucker2004 - 2005
Legal InternOffice of the Attorney General2003 - 2003
Document ClerkFisher & Phillips2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Orange County chapter)Attorney Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estes v. County of Orange Social Services Agency12-0 Jury Verdict in my client's favor on all causes of action
Frias v. County of OrangeMotion for Summary Judgment Granted
Ramos v. Orange County Sheriffs DepartmentMotion for Summary Judgment Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawN/ALaw (top 30%)2008
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA (cum laude, top 10%)2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLEEliminating Bias in the Legal Profession2012