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Michelle Brazdil Baker

Employment and labor Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.0   3 reviews

About Michelle

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Michelle Baker received her B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctor from University of San Diego. Having been interested in the practice of law since an early age, Ms. Baker worked in law firms, including the District Attorney office, since high school. Her experience has been in both boutique civil litigation firms as well as large insurance defense firms where Ms. Baker was involved in complex litigation matters including high profile business litigation, cross-border fraudulent transfer actions and numerous multi-million dollar business disputes.

 

In 2002, Ms. Baker formed Baker & Cerretani, LLP. Although the firm’s name has changed, Ms. Baker has continuously represented many of her clients for nearly a decade.

 

Ms. Baker focuses her practice on the representation of wrongfully terminated employees. Ms. Baker has represented employees in a broad range of legal issues, including: disability discrimination, unpaid wages and overtime, meal and rest period violations, unlawful retaliation, and workplace violence issues. 

 

Ms. Baker is a member of the Business Law and Labor and Employment Law sections of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association. She has conducted numerous seminars for various business and professional organizations on business and employment law issues.

 

She considers both San Diego and Luhaèovice, Czech Republic home. Ms. Baker has spent time speaking to children on the importance of education. She also sat on Board of Directors for Youth Tennis of San Diego which has provided thousands of children a safe haven for after school activities.

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/07/2022

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

Contact Michelle

Baker Law Group, LLP
10945 Vista Sorrento Pkwy., Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92130

Reviews

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Posted by Julie | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Julie 92307
Michelle is very professional and highly efficient. She has always kept me informed regarding the status of my cases and answered any questions I have had in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking counsel in her field of expertise.
Posted by Matt | February 27, 2013
Debt Collection put to rest...
Michelle was class A professional in every scope of our collection case. It was resolved after many hours of fact gathering and dispositions, and in the end we got the settlement we expected.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn’t have the fight an attorney should have.
I’m worse off now than when I hired her. I was told I wouldn’t lose my job and ended up having to resign to settle. Still unemployed because who’s gonna hire someone who sued their employer. Settlement didn’t last a year for rent in SoCal. Close to homeless at this point.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Baker Law Group, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • b|r Law Group, LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Batcher, Zarcone & Baker
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Baker & Cerretani
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bauer & Schultz
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Del Mar Schools Education Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Youth Tennis San Diego
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018

Publications

  • Amazon Books
  • How to Win Your Unemployment Appeal
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Business Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle as co-counsel in multiple complex business litigation disputes in state and federal courts throughout Florida and California. Michelle always demonstrated a keen intellect and understanding of the intricate issues in these matters, and zealously advocated on behalf of our clients. Michelle's leadership skills and ability to see the big picture were critical to the successes of our litigation team."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle's thoughtful and client-focused approach to cases makes her an extremely successful legal advocate. Whether in a courtroom, client meeting, lecture or personal setting, Michelle's enthusiasm for the law shines through. She is a tenacious attorney who focuses her efforts on getting top-notch results for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is an expert in employment law and a tenacious advocate. In addition to her substantive expertise, she is always well-prepared, focused, and knowledgeble about both the legal principles and the facts of any given case. Just as importantly, she is very client-focused and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Michelle for any employment-related matter."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is one of the most tenacious, hard working, and detail-oriented attorneys I have had the pleasure to work with. I have known Michelle for years now and have also had the chance to co-counsel and/or work on some cases together. I have thus had first hand experience with the quality of her work making it easy for me to not only endorse her, but highly recommend her and her team."
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San Diego Employment and labor Lawyer Michelle Brazdil Baker
Michelle Brazdil Baker
Employment and labor Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 24 years
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