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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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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Most Inspirational||Chapman University School of Law||2008|
|Adjunct Professor||Chapman University School Of Law||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Fisher & Phillips||2010 - 2012|
|Judicial Extern||The United States District Court For The Central District Of California||2007 - 2007|
|Attorney||Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck, LLP||2007 - 2010|
|Research Assistant||Chapman University School Of Law||2006 - 2008|
|Litigation Clerk||Rutan & Tucker||2004 - 2005|
|Legal Intern||Office of the Attorney General||2003 - 2003|
|Document Clerk||Fisher & Phillips||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Orange County chapter)||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Estes v. County of Orange Social Services Agency||12-0 Jury Verdict in my client's favor on all causes of action|
|Frias v. County of Orange||Motion for Summary Judgment Granted|
|Ramos v. Orange County Sheriffs Department||Motion for Summary Judgment Granted|
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|California Wage & Hour Update||Appeals Court to Employee: "You're Kidding Us, Right?"||2011|
|JD Supra||Investigate or Litigate: Avoiding Costly Litigation Through Proper Investigation||2011|
|Chapman University School of Law||N/A||Law (top 30%)||2008|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Political Science||BA (cum laude, top 10%)||2003|
|MCLE||Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession||2012|