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Michael Cunningham obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. Prior to founding the Law Offices of Michael S. Cunningham, 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.


Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 25%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 25%
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  4. Employment: 25%



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (30-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Oleg Cross

    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.


    Oleg Cross Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher Thomas Smith

    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.


    Christopher Smith Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Michael S. Cunningham

32605 Temecula Parkway
Suite 211
Temecula, CA, 92592


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Society of Legal AdvocatesTop 40 Lawyers Under 402016
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Outreach CoodinatorAmerican Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section2012
A+ ratedBetter business bureau2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael S. Cunningham2013 - Present
PartnerBaker & Cunningham, LLP2011 - 2013
AssociateB|R Law Group, LLP2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationChair2014 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationChair Elect2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationCo-chair2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Marketing CommitteeChair Elect2012 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Diego Inn of CourtN/A2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2006 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoMember2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, ADR in Labor & Employment LawFormer Chair2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Roe Employer$690,000
Doe v. Roe Employer$120,000.00
Doe v. Roe Employer$96,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Amazon PublishingHow to Win Your Unemployment Appeal2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
California State University, FullertonN/AUndergraduateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Barrister's ClubCELA Barristers Roundtable2016
University of San DiegoLabor & Employment Law2011