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Michael Y. Yadegaran

Employment and labor Attorney at Santa Monica, CA

5.0   31 reviews

also known as Avenue Law | APC

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    30%
    Employees and employers alike have counted on me for honest, aggressive, strategic representation in employment disputes. I achieve favorable outcomes for my clients by tailoring the counsel I provide to the unique issues of each case.

    200 cases

  2. Sexual harassment
    25%

  3. Wrongful termination
    25%

  4. Discrimination
    20%

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Location

Avenue Law | APC
401 Wilshire Boulevard
12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jacob | April 17, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Physician Contract
Michael was a pleasure to work with. He had many insights into the nuances of an employment contract and provided me with valuable information going into contract negotiations. It was concise and clear. I would recommend his services to other professionals without hesitation.
Posted by Felicia | April 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employee Rights Consult
Mike was very generous in offering legal advice pertaining to specific employee rights matters. He was very specific and provided solutions in terms of how I should approach my situation. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Kevin | April 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Michael was there for me every step of the way, he answered all my questions and was very professional. He went above and beyond to make sure I received proper representation, and I was very happy with what Michael and Avenue Law did for me. Michael is a great lawyer, I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a tenacious and determined labor and employment lawyer.
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Posted by Emma | December 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Michael!
Michael is straight forward, personable, and very professional. He is extremely thorough, and told me exactly what to expect each step of the way - which made him a pleasure to work with. There were no empty promises and the end result was beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Michael and Avenue Law for all labor and employment law issues!
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Posted by Cory | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael is Excellent
Michael consulted me through a difficult time, where my employer put me in an unprecedented position, and into incredibly upsetting circumstances. Thankfully, Michael persistently followed through, and brought everything to a professional close that I could not have been more pleased with. He was consistently responsive, no texts, calls, or emails went unnoticed, and all were immediately answered. I have not worked with a better counsel, that fought for me constantly, and displayed that he makes his clients a priority.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend!
Michael is incredibly thorough, attentive, and knowledgeable in dealing with legal matters regarding employment. He always took the time to guide me with confidence, and to answer any questions or concerns that arose. It was obvious that he didn’t treat me as just a legal case, but overall as a human being. With Michael’s help, I was able to solve my matter favorably, and I will be eternally grateful for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic A+ Lawyer
Michael is a true example of the good that lawyers provide in fighting for the little guy. He continued to push for my rights, always kept me updated throughout the process, and his perseverance paid off. He is tenacious and gets the job done. He is my go-to attorney because his sole focus is to get me the best possible deal--and he did just that.
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Posted by Allen | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client-focused employment lawyer
Avenue law was a huge help to me in a time of need. They kept me up to date on my case, took time explaining all sides of issues to me, and represented me with such strength and commitment
Posted by Bobby | April 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended employment law firm
Michael is a fantastic attorney who has dedicated his entire career to representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated or who have been taken advantage of by their employer. 10/10 would recommend Michael! He is well-respected in the employment law community in Los Angeles.
Posted by Alberto | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trouble with your employer? Looking for resolution? Hire Michael.
Recently I found myself in an unusual situation with my employer, whereby I was placed on an indefinite medical leave, with asks that my medical provider was not able to accommodate. I was left in limbo, constantly getting the run around. Needless to say, I decided to retain Michael as legal counsel to advocate on my behalf. And wouldn't you guess it, things started to move very quickly toward a resolution and my rightful reinstatement to my position. Michael knows the law, and gives his honest assessment, straight. He earned my trust and respect. Tremendous results. An honest, knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Michelle Esther Nabati | April 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unmatched Labor & Employment Attorney
Michael is incredibly meticulous and thorough in litigating his cases and providing the best representation to his clients. He is an aggressive and creative litigator who gets the best results for his clients. Highly recommend!
Posted by Tiffany | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-Notch Attorney!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Michael. He provided thoughtful service and the quality of his work is top-notch. With the wonderful results he provided, I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Abe | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, aggressive representation
Avenue Law has aggressively represented me in a number of disputes. Avenue Law and Michael are very focused on their clients and execute the plan we made together with excellent results!!
Posted by Brian | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Employment Attorney
I was impressed by Avenue Law’s thorough and aggressive approach to my labor law matter. Michael worked together with me to come up with an excellent solution — and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result.
Posted by Jonathan Hanasab | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Thank you Michael Yadegaran and team for all of your help. Definitely recommend for employment law needs.
Posted by Simon | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Knowledge
Thank you to Michael Y for his professionalism, detailed attention, and calmness to my matter. I highly recommend using him and his team for your legal needs.
Posted by Patrick | February 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I spoke to Michael early evening and then he called me back around 7:45. He is well spoken, bright, very insightful, knowledgeable, personable, and I will hire him to be my lawyer if after I file my grievance or I am harmed, and nothing changes in my accommodation. He is very intelligent.
Response from Michael Yadegaran February 1, 2021
Thank you so much, Patrick. I appreciate your kind words.
Posted by George | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart and fair
Michael knows the law and treated our small business in a very fair and equitable way. With his expert handling of our case, he turned it to a victory.
Posted by Nora | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not be happier
As of today, Michael helped me win a lawsuit that was brought upon by a former employee who was trying to sue me and my business for wrongful termination, and made many bogus accusations against the business. Throughout the process, Michael was attentive, sharp, and so easy to communicate with. His vast knowledge of employment and labor law was proven over and over, and he was a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Sean | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Avenue Law helped me navigate through a labor dispute with professionalism and kindness! He always kept me informed and communicated my options very clearly.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Southwestern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • 30 Years After
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (45)
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Wrongful termination Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"You can tell Michael is extremely knowledgable about various employment laws. We worked together on a tough matter that required hours of time and late nights. The result that followed was amazing and left me shocked. Michael showed me what an aggressive advocate looks like. Thank you for everything Michael I cant thank you enough!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Above all else, Michael is an incredible advocate for his clients who truly goes far and beyond what most clients expect from their attorneys. Michael is steadfast and unwavering in his dedication to provide the highest quality of legal services to his clients. When the situation requires, he can be a relentless litigator, but he also has the foresight to strategically settle cases when possible. I look forward to continue to refer clients to Michael throughout his career because I know they will be in great hands."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a highly experienced employment attorney and litigator. He understands the law and will zealously advocate for his clients. I am happy to endorse him any day of the week."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a resilient attorney who will stop at nothing to ensure that his clients are taken care of while having their rights vindicated."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a caring lawyer who devotes himself fully to his clients. He always focuses on their best interests with a positive end goal in mind. I refer Michael to anybody I know in need of an employment attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a brilliant attorney and an expert at his craft. We have worked together on a few matters and I can say he is truly a lawyer you want to have on your side. He will fight tooth and nail for his clients and is genuinely a pleasure to be around. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fierce and creative litigator who gets the best results for his clients. Highly recommend."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It only takes one conversation with Michael to know that he truly cares for his clients. His attention to detail and welcoming demeanor means that his clients can expect great advocacy and an equally great client-experience."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Took the time to listen to the phone call. Hear the entire story. Great Attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a highly capable, aggressive and persuasive employment litigator. He connects with the ordeals his clients are experiencing and prepares an effective strategy to vindicate their rights. I strongly endorse Michael."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is a zealous advocate for his clients. He's sharp and works tirelessly to get the best possible outcome."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Michael for years and can wholeheartedly say that you would be hard-pressed to find an attorney who is more passionate about his practice, his clients and advocating on their behalf. He is diligent, respectful, and has the utmost adherence to the code of conduct to which all attorneys are bound. He is my first-choice recommendation to persons in need of employment counseling and always trust that he will advocate to the best of his ability."
Business Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a one of kind attorney. He has the ability to step into the client's shoes and understand the their situation. He's a top litigator and an amazing negotiator."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure to get to know Michael over three years in law school. His continued desire to improve, as well as his integrity makes Michael an exceptional attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a passionate attorney who provides high quality legal representation to his clients. He always has his client's best interests in mind and does not waver from vigorously defending those interests. I wholeheartedly endorse Michael."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a smart, tenacious litigator. He is an effective problem solver who delivers results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
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