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Michael A. Kornbluth

Employment and labor Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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For many years, Michael A. Kornbluth has provided dedicated legal to people throughout North Carolina. As a Durham employment lawyer, he has helped countless people who have been victimized by discrimination and unfair work practices. He Is a passionate advocate, but also a pragmatist, allowing him to think through cases clearly and provide clients with honest updates on their case and how he expects it to proceed.

Michael crafts his cases in clear, easy to understand terms that dig into the real cause of the issue. He presents courts with straightforward arguments that give judges and jurors a clear picture of the situation so that they can make an informed, fair decision.


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Posted by Stephanie | July 8, 2015
Very Helpful
Everyone I was involved with at the firm did an excellent job and made a long and frustrating process much easier to deal with. Mr. Kornbluth worked hard on my behalf to secure the best possible outcome and that was very much appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2015
Michael Kornbluth on Harassment in the Workplace
I trusted Michael Kornbluth with my future, career and livelihood. I met with several other attorneys before Michael and knew they could never handle my case. The day I walked into his office I trusted my husband, myself and no one else. I was a victim of harassment for many years and my harasser was enabled and protected by the highest figures at the company where we both worked. When I walked out of Michael’s office I knew I had found an attorney who was not afraid to take on a very powerful man and organization. Michael did not promise me an endless bank account at the end of this fight, he promised me my abuser and his colleagues would be held accountable for their actions and that my family and I would get our lives back. Michael delivered. He also fought for and incredible settlement. He would have gone to trial with me and I would have humiliated many executives in my home town. I had been humiliated for years so I was not afraid of a trial. Michael educated me to the advantages and disadvantages to trial vs mediation. He helped me decide that years of trials and appeals would not put my life back together. I sat in a room at mediation with the highest officials of the organization we both worked and had my day. They were ashamed. I don’t think they were ashamed of their actions, just that they had been caught and were being held accountable. Michael Kornbluth is a great attorney and more important an incredible person. When I pass my abuser and his colleagues in public I hold my head high and they look anywhere but at me. Michael gave my pride and self-confidence back.
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Posted by Kimberly Boutin | June 27, 2015
termination/unemployment hearing
I used Mr. Kornbluth twice and both times we had successful outcomes. He is very knowledgeable and will fight for your cause. I have recommended him to a former colleague who thought he may be terminated from work. Mr Kornbluth was also able to work within my budget, as I had limited funds. I was very grateful for that.


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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Legal Fellow
  • Vaccine Injury Clinic - The George Washington University Law School
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Summer Associate
  • McKenna & Cuneo
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Legal Fellow
  • Consumer Mediation Clinic - The George Washington University Law School
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • George Washington University
  • JD - Juris Doctor With Honors
  • 2001
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sexual harassment case (2014)
  • Confidential Settlement for $725,000


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Council Member (Labor and Employment Law)
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Past Chair (Employment Law Section)
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael and I have worked together on several workers' compensation and employment law matters. He is a very knowledgeable attorney and an extremely fine negotiator and litigator."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael has earned a stellar reputation as one of the top employment and sex abuse lawyers in the area and was recognized as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star, which are not easy recognitions to attain."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge and experience are invaluable tools to plaintiffs in our area. I do not hesitate to recommend him to clients in need."
Workers compensation
Personal injury
Car accident