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Michael Thomas Lynch

Employment and labor Attorney at Auburn, CA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    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. Employment and labor
    Wage and Hour disputes Wrongful terminations Severance negotiations Unemployment benefits

    19 years

  2. Criminal defense
    DUI Drug use/possession Domestic Violence Reckless driving Fish & Game Firearms Fraud Theft

    19 years

  3. Wrongful termination

Attorney Michael Lynch handles all issues that relate to employment law, including severance packages, the filing and appeals process for unemployment compensation, contractual issues and allegations of an unsafe work environment. LynchLaw has years of experience in employment law and can help render legal assistance and represent you in a lawsuit if necessary. For both employers and employees, LynchLaw can represent you in lawsuits for: allegations of unlawful termination, discrimination, harassment, denial of unemployment benefits, unpaid wages, and retaliation. Employment lawsuits are very complex, often with deadlines. Many courts require one to file a formal response to a lawsuit within just several weeks. Attorney Michael Lynch will ensure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner. This law firm also assists with the agency’s investigation, hearings and presenting evidence.

Attorney Michael Lynch also helps review employer contracts, agreements, policies and handbooks. He reviews and troubleshoots employment-related agreements to ensure that they contain all the necessary legal terms to avoid problems. Examples include overtime pay, occupational safety and health, employee releases and severance agreements.

If you have an employment issue, turn to help from LynchLaw. No question is too small, and no question is too big.

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Michael Thomas Lynch


Michael Thomas Lynch
1223 High Street Suite B6
Auburn, CA, 95603


5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very patient and helpful
I called Michael about a wrongful termination case, he was thorough in answering my questions and gave me solid advice. I would likely hire him if I find myself in the needing to hire a wrongful termination lawyer. Thanks again for your time!
Posted by VL | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fish and Game issue
I found Michael through an online search. He gave me some great advice and pointed me in the direction of what I should look for in a lawyer closer to me, since he was out of my area. I did not find anyone with the same level of experience as Michael and he agreed to handle my case even though I was in a different part of California. He has been a pleasure to work with and was always available to answer any questions with different options so that I could make informed decisions about how I wanted to proceed. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Kristin | October 6, 2014
Thank you Mr. Lynch!!
I have Michael Thomas Lynch to thank for not only making justice available to me in the first place, but also for resolving my labor law issue out of court and to my complete satisfaction. I went to Mr. Lynch with an employment/labor law issue and a complete lack of faith in the legal system. My issue involved wrongful termination and unfair wage practices. He was able to renew my faith in the legal system. He carefully explained every step of the process (sometimes more than once), the risks, the advantages and which approach would be most beneficial. He listened very carefully to my needs and showed sincere interest in my case. He was able to pick out the strengths and weaknesses of my issues. He was able to resolve the issues in a timely manor which was very important to me. His approach and recommendations were spot on and I am very grateful to be able to come away with fair compensation and complete gratification. He has empowered me by giving me a voice and justice. I highly recommend the services of Michael Thomas Lynch.
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Posted by Greg | February 21, 2012
Honest, Professional & Overall Nice Guy.
Michael comes highly recommended. He helped my case in Sonoma County w/an extension of a turn-in date and other matters. Very pleasant to deal with!
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2011
Great Lawyer
Highly recommend using Michael, he is the first lawyer I have ever had dealings with. He is honest and to the point.
Posted by Jon | March 30, 2011
Money well spent
Through his efforts Mr. Lynch was able to procure the evidence that proved my innocence. Paying him was money well spent.
Posted by Oz | December 30, 2010
great attorney
he's straight forward and very helpful,works very hard on your case and always makes sure that you understand all aspects of what is and what could be,very knowledgeable and willing to research when needed,am very grateful for having Lynch as my attorney and would use his services agian if needed
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2010
Direct and Truthful
Straight forward. Knows a lot about business law and gave good direct options. He handled all aspects swiftly and professionally, even delivering the painful truth with good advice. I've never needed an attorney before. I hope to never again but if you do, he is one to go to first.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2010
Michael was incredibly responsive and easy to work with. He was very knowledgeable, sensitive and non-judgmental. He always gave me options to consider and presented the advantages & disadvantages in a objective manner. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Frieda | April 22, 2010
Sheer Happiness/more than just satisfied
Michael Lynch was there for me. He went to bat for me. It did not take him long to solve this matter. I am pleased with his ability and his knowledge of the law. If I have any other problems that Michael Lynch can help me with I will be sure to turn to him. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone in need of legal aid.
Posted by S. Daniel | October 17, 2009
My Recent Experience With Michael - He's A Damn Fine Defense Lawyer !! I Highly Reccommend Him.
I found Michael through the Lawyer Referral Service for low income people in Sonoma County. He did not hesitate to work with me at a very affordable rate as I was inbetween jobs at the time. After hearing my situation, he began to formulate how best to approach my case and after I agreed to use his services we began our plan of action. Michael was very, very thorough in asking me all the appropriate questions to bring my entire case into focus. In court, he challenged the DA with vigor and did not hesitate to bring inconsistencies to the attention of the Judge. Behind chambers, Michael was able to skillfully negotiate a reasonable conclusion with the Judge such that the DA was forced to accept the terms if I accepted the terms... which I did...... which kept me out out trial and we arrived at a conclusion of no admission of guilt......... Hooray !! Michale Lynch is the real deal.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lynch Law
  • 2006 - Present


  • Empire College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • California State University, Humboldt State University
  • undergraduate
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Beardall v Grimsley
  • Petition for restraining order denied.


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Sonoma County Law Day
  • 200 Birthday of Abraham Lincoln
  • 2009
  • When you turn 18
  • Legal rights and responsibilities of turning 18
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lynch and I litigated a breach of contract action. Mike was a persistent zealous advocate and always well prepared. Unlike other attorneys I have opposed, Mike was always respectful and would settle for nothing less than uncovering the truth."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to discuss cases in depth with Michael and I know he is conscientious, aggressive and totally dedicated to his clients' needs."
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Auburn Employment and labor Lawyer Michael Thomas Lynch
Michael Thomas Lynch
Employment and labor Attorney
Auburn, CA
Licensed for 18 years