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Michelle L. Reynolds

Michelle L. Reynolds

Practice areas:

Administrative Law, Employment & Labor, Litigation

About Me

Anybody who knows me, knows my passion for the law. The fact is I love it! I love the intellectual challenge of solving a client’s problem, which not only entails legal, but financial, social and emotional consequences to consider as well. But, what I love about law most is when justice truly prevails due to me, my client, opposing counsel, and a judge adhering to the ideals of a system.


This passion transcends my practice in (1) EDD Appeals, whether I am representing a claimant or employer for/against the award of Unemployment Insurance benefits; an employer during a petition for Reassessment or a Claim for Refund for state employment taxes; or a claimant for Paid Family Leave (PFL), State Disability Income (SDI); (2) on the federal side Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or SSI; (3) a client on a Labor Code violation such as minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and untimely payment of compensation brought before the Department of Industrial Labor Relations - Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DIR-DLSE), a public agency, or another court of competent jurisdiction. Whether a Private Attoney General Act (PAGA) action or a workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or wrongful termnation case, I am truly blessed to represent my clients.     


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
  2. Administrative Law: 40%
  3. Litigation: 20%



Hourly ($125-425/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Robert Wood Pederzani

    Michelle is an outstanding lawyer . She is a zealous and vigorous advocate who obtains outstanding results for her clients .


    Robert Pederzani Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Easton Richards

    I endorse this lawyer. We got together at an Orange County Legal Aid Society employment law clinic. She is a real pro.


    Joseph Richards Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

THE Legal Advocate

2030 East 4th Street
Building E, Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA, 92705




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Counseling Competition ParticipantAmerican Bar Association2011
Business Law Concentration CertificateWhittier Law School2011
Dean's ListWhittier Law School2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
EDD RepresentativeMichelle L. Reynolds2012 - 2013
Founding Attorney at LawTHE Legal Advocate2012 - Present
Law ClerkWhittier Law School Children's Right's Clinic2010 - 2011
Law & Motion/Research Law ClerkSuperior Court of Orange County2009 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Celtic Bar Association of Orange CountyActive Member2014 - Present
Orange County Jewish Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Orange County Hispanic Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Allen vs. EPREDD's Determination/Ruling Reversed. ER's Motion to Vacate Denied. Claimant received UI benefits.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier Coll SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Univ of California IrvinePre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Bar Prep Q and A PanelCalifornia State Bar Exam2013