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Michael Aaron Desjardins

Employment and labor Attorney at Brea, CA

5.0   1 review
Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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Michael DesJardins is the Managing Shareholder and Founder of the Firm. Since 1986, Mr. DesJardins has successfully represented a broad range of clients in litigation matters relating to business, real estate, personal injury, employment, worker’s compensation, discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment.


Michael DesJardins received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in June, 1983. Mr. DesJardins attended Marquette University Law School, where he was a member of the Marquette Law Review. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School in 1986. Upon graduation, Mr. DesJardins was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, where he served as a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mr. DesJardins was stationed at Naval Air Station, North Island, and provided services to the members of numerous helicopter and jet squadrons, as well as members of the Construction Battalions, SEAL teams, and other units across the island at the Naval Amphibious base, Coronado. In his military career, Mr. DesJardins tried numerous courts-martial, administrative discharge hearings as well as providing legal assistance to service members regarding civil and military matters. At the end of his term, in 1991, Mr. DesJardins began the practice of law as a civilian.


Since 1986, Mr. DesJardins has garnered a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience in numerous areas of the law. As a trial lawyer, Mr. DesJardins has uncommon insight into how a potential legal problem will unfold from its inception through final judgment. This perspective is invaluable at all stages of legal analysis and planning. Clients can avoid potential legal issues by engaging the services of a seasoned legal specialist to review a situation and recommend a course of action which will avoid later litigation. Actions taken which will keep a party out of court are, most often, the wisest course of action.


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Michael DesJardins
Michael DesJardins
6529 Riverside Avenue
Suite 120
Riverside, CA, 92506
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Posted by Tim | July 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mike saved me!
I had some real problems with my employer. I went to Mike and he straightened everything out! I can't believe how quickly he was able to unravel the mess that I was in. I only wish that I would have gone to see him earlier. I would have saved myself a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety. Next time he will be the first person I call.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Judge Advocate General's Court
  • United State Navy
  • 1987 - 1991


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I found myself representing a California business being sued by a former employee who was represented by Mike DesJardins. Mr. DesJardins is one of the most competent attorneys and effective advocates for employee rights I have ever come across in 20 + years of practice. Mike was prepared, professional and aggressive. I have already referred my own friends going through employment law matters to Mike. I highly recommend Mike Desjardins."
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Brea Employment and labor Lawyer Michael Aaron Desjardins
Michael Aaron Desjardins
Employment and labor Attorney
Brea, CA
Licensed for 33 years
Virtual consultation available