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About me

Anybody who knows me, knows my passion for the law. The fact is I love it! I love the intellectual challenge of solving a client’s problem, which not only entails legal, but financial, social and emotional consequences to consider as well. But, what I love about law most is when justice truly prevails due to me, my client, opposing counsel, and a judge adhering to the ideals of a system.


 


This passion transcends my practice in (1) EDD Appeals, whether I am representing a claimant or employer for/against the award of Unemployment Insurance benefits; an employer during a petition for Reassessment or a Claim for Refund for state employment taxes; or a claimant for Paid Family Leave (PFL), State Disability Income (SDI); (2) on the federal side Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or SSI; (3) a client on a Labor Code violation such as minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and untimely payment of compensation brought before the Department of Industrial Labor Relations - Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DIR-DLSE), a public agency, or another court of competent jurisdiction. Whether a Private Attoney General Act (PAGA) action or a workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or wrongful termnation case, I am truly blessed to represent my clients.     

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 40%
  2. Administrative Law: 40%
  3. Litigation: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($125-425/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Nathan Mubasher

    Ms. Reynolds is a very capable and honest attorney. If you have her on your side, you can rest assured your matter will be handled with the skill and attention it deserves.

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    Nathan Mubasher Health care Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Charles Peacock

    From my first conversation with Michelle, I could tell that she was born to be a lawyer. While most people would be bored to tears by the peculiarities of the Private Attorney Generals' Act (PAGA), she spoke of the law with reverence typically reserved for Shakespeare or Harry Potter sequels. In all seriousness: if you're looking for someone who is passionate about their practice and about your case, Michelle should be on your short list. She's definitely on mine for employment law, labor, and administrative matters.

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    William Peacock Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

THE Legal Advocate

2030 East 4th Street
Building E, Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201205/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Counseling Competition ParticipantAmerican Bar Association2011
Business Law Concentration CertificateWhittier Law School2011
Dean's ListWhittier Law School2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Attorney at LawTHE Legal Advocate2012 - Present
EDD RepresentativeMichelle L. Reynolds2012 - 2013
Law ClerkWhittier Law School Children's Right's Clinic2010 - 2011
Law & Motion/Research Law ClerkSuperior Court of Orange County2009 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Celtic Bar Association of Orange CountyActive Member2014 - Present
Orange County Jewish Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Orange County Hispanic Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Allen vs. EPREDD's Determination/Ruling Reversed. ER's Motion to Vacate Denied. Claimant received UI benefits.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - IrvinePre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bar Prep Q and A PanelCalifornia State Bar Exam2013