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Michael S Cunningham

Employment and labor Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination

  2. Employment and labor
    We represent individuals in claims related to wrongful termination, as well as unpaid wage issues.

  3. Sexual harassment

  4. Wrongful termination

Michael Cunningham obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. Prior to founding Cunningham Law, APC, Michael was a partner at the law firm of Baker & Cunningham, LLP. Michael focuses his practice exclusively on the representation of individuals and small businesses in lawsuits related to employment issues.

Michael is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, American Bar Association, and the San Diego County Bar Association.


Cunningham Law, APC
750 B Street, Suite 2840
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Posted by Raul Balcázar Arellano | August 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Overall
Mr. Mike Cunningham. Your are Elite Lawyer & Great on what you did for my family & I. We are really grateful that God has Bless us with you to resolve my case within 4 months just like you gave me your word from the beginning. I am Happy that you fought for me to the end to received a lot more funds. Now I have peace of mind to start a new chapter in my life, seek for a new employment, and or seek my own Bussiness as an owner operator. Thank you for doing a great Job at Mediation. I highly recommend Mr. Cunningham. He really cares for his clients. 10 stars rating!. You will always be a friend to me. May God Bless your Bussiness & Your Family Always. Amen!
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Posted by Brian | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham handled my case. Michael is efficient and professional, he's extremely talented and puts everything he has into your case. He has the rare attributes of honesty and solid integrity. You can also relax because he's very transparent and does everything he says he's going to do with no hidden agendas. The staff at Cunningham Law are professional warm, and sincere, they try to expedite your needs without making you feel like a number. Based on my experience, Cunningham Law optimises professionalism with the rare attributes of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness.
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Posted by James | June 6, 2012
A friend and fighter
Michael Cunningham is a very good and out standing,awnest and caring lawer Michael puts his clients before him self he will do what ever it takes to get things right for his cliets. He puts in long hours on his cases to prepair the documents for his clients,if you do not under stand what is going on he will do what ever it takes so you feel comforitable.Mike is ACES in my book. In his cases if it goes to meadeation or to court you can feel safe and secure with him he will fieght for your rights not lead you astray.Just remember when you get Michael Cunningham to represent you in a case you got a friend on your side.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cunningham Law, APC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Baker & Cunningham, LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • B|R Law Group, LLP
  • 2007 - 2011


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Roe Employer
  • $690,000
  • Doe v. Roe Employer
  • $120,000.00
  • Doe v. Roe Employer
  • $96,000.00
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  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Chair Elect
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Marketing Committee
  • Chair Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego Inn of Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, ADR in Labor & Employment Law
  • Former Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Outreach Coodinator
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2012
  • A+ rated
  • Better business bureau
  • 2012
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  • Amazon Publishing
  • How to Win Your Unemployment Appeal
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Barrister's Club
  • CELA Barristers Roundtable
  • 2016
  • University of San Diego
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an exceptionally bright and thoughtful lawyer, and his work product and analysis are far more advanced beyond his years. He has an excellent grasp of employment law, and anyone would be fortunate to have him as an advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an intelligent and hard-working attorney, and a good friend. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of cases. All ended with excellent results."
Consumer protection
Employment and labor

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San Diego Employment and labor Lawyer Michael S Cunningham
Michael S Cunningham
Employment and labor Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 13 years