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Michael Phillip Balaban

Employment and labor Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 18 years
    California - CA 29 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Law Offices of Michael P. Balaban
10726 Del Rudini Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89141

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Posted by Samira | May 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A truly phenomenal lawyer!
Mr. Balaban has been nothing but wonderful through the entire legal process for me and my family. We were in a situation where we needed a new lawyer for our case and out of sheer luck stumbled upon Michael Balaban’s Law office, well luck and a lot of Google searching. Not only did Mr. Balaban take the time to listen and show genuine care but in what can often be a difficult process, he found a way to make it seamless and easy. He has shown authenticity and kindness from day 1. Along with making the time to reach out when we have questions, we know from his experience in the field that we made the right choice.
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Posted by Keith | September 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Las Vegas!!!
Mr. Michael Balaban did an outstanding job of handling my case. He gave me excellent advice before he took my case and throughout the time until he settled my case within 3-4 months from the time he filed my case with Las Vegas Federal Court. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who is considering to have a loyal attorney who gets the job done and is looking out for your best interest and getting the possible best settlement you can get from your case.
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Posted by Heidi | April 16, 2015
Low stress experience in high stress situation
Michael returned my call, reviewed my case and gave some great advice. I lastly had him review a contract which only took him a couple of days. Thanks a bunch! I ended up not having to go to court and got a lot more out of my wrongful termination than I had anticipated. If an employer promises you the world, gets you to quit another job and screws you's no longer at will employment. It's called Promissory Estoppel -- At will no longer applies and they cannot terminate you and cause you harm. Know your rights in Nevada and that At-Will doesn't mean they aren't at fault for the harm they have caused you. Take them to court (or threaten to) and document what you were promised (emails, verbal conversations) and the harm they caused you by you believing in them.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
Attorney Who Is Not Afraid to Fight for an Employee Who was Discriminated Against
Attorney Michael Balaban took my case even when one of the advertised "high-flying premier" Las Vegas employment lawyers had turned me down, twice. Attorney Michael Balaban also worked with me to reduce costly initial consultation fees. Aside from charging for nominal expenses to file a lawsuit in court, Attorney Michael Balaban took the case on a contingency basis and kept me informed with emails, phone calls, and voicemails. The case was settled to my complete satisfaction. Attorney Michael Balaban is a fighter for the rights of those who have been discriminated against, even in the face of seemingly insurmoutable odds. I would use Attorney Michael Balaban's services again if I was ever discriminated against by any employer or any prospective employer.
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Posted by Rafael | April 5, 2013
Employee's Great Defender
He will fight for your rights to the end. He's my employment savior. Keep defending employees deprived of their employment legal rights.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2012
Very good representation
As a former client, Mr. Balaban provides very good representation, and has great knowledge of the Law.
Posted by Karen LaRue | September 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He called me based on the summary info I had entered but he was obviously driving and he was difficult to hear. He clearly had not read my summary based on his questions. I had outlined some specific facts in my summary that he had not read. He told me he did not think my case was worth pursuing (which is fine and not why I am giving a poor review). After he hung up, I realized we did not discuss some other facts that were outlined in my summary. As a result, I followed-up with an email outlining those facts and asking him if those were worth pursing. He never replied.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Michael P. Balaban
  • 1997 - Present
  • In-House Counsel
  • Newport Equity Capital Corporation
  • 1994 - 1997


  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Curley v. City of North Las Vegas, 772 F.3d 629 (9th Cir., 2014)
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed grant of Summary Judgment
  • Smith v. Clark County School District, 727 F.3d 950, 956 (9th Cir., 2013)
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeal overturned Summary Judgment


  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Nevada chapter)
  • Secretary/Treasurer and Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Employment Law Section
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Employment Law Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Employment Law Section
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • 2015
  • The Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • International Top 100 Businessmag
  • 2014
  • Who's Who
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers-Employment
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2012
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  • Las Vegas Business Press
  • Primer for Employers
  • 2014
  • Vegas Inc.
  • Vegas Inc. Interviews Michael Balaban about Sexual Harassment
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Balaban is a very good attorney. He cares about his clients and strives to get them the best results. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor

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Las Vegas Employment and labor Lawyer Michael Phillip Balaban
Michael Phillip Balaban
Employment and labor Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 29 years
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