Michelle is a full-time mediator, handling business, insurance, personal injury, and all aspects of employment including ADA employment/access cases, FMLA/CFRA, ERISA, prevailing wage, labor code issues, PAGA, wage and hour class actions, and more. She received an "AV" rating and "Premier" status from Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Lawyers. Michelle is a member of ABOTA, a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). She is a past President of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), past Chair of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), and past Chair and lawyer representative (two terms) of the Central District Delegation to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. She is a frequent author and speaker on employment, litigation, ADR issues, and on life balance. Michelle is a co-author of the book, “Women Who Empower”, and author of an upcoming book on balance. She has also received many honors including “Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year”, Orange County Trial Lawyers, in both Employment and Business Litigation. She has also been recognized as one of The Daily Journal’s "Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California", "Top Female Litigators", “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers”, as well as one of “California’s Top 50 Neutrals”. She has been named as one of California’s “Super Lawyers,” 2004-2022, and was inducted into the Western State University College of Law Hall of Fame.
Ms. Reinglass enjoys running, hiking, weightlifting, skiing, theater, reading, traveling and watching movies in her spare time.
"I have nothing but the highest praise for Michelle and how she conducted the mediation. Her approach was
among the best mediation experiences I have ever had. We look forward to using her services in the future."
- Attorney, Los Angeles County, CA
"Having worked with Ms. Reinglass on a couple of occasions, now I can say with confidence she is atop my list of mediators for employment matters. She is very knowledgeable and diligent in her efforts. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to mediate an employment matter or any type of matter at that."
- Attorney on an Employment Discrimination and Wage and Hour case
"Michelle has a unique understanding of the issues presented and is very easy to work with."
- Attorney on an Employment Misclassification Dispute
"Michelle listened very well and pointed out strengths and weaknesses in our case which helped to either validate our offer or cause us to increase it."
- Attorney on an Employment Wrongful Termination matter
"Michelle Reinglass was amazing as always. I sincerely appreciate her efforts and her successful mediation of our dispute to resolution swiftly and efficiently. "
- Attorney on an Employment Sexual Harassment case
"I have nothing but positive things to say about the way you handled the issues (factual and legal) during and after the mediation. As you could tell by the way you interacted with our client, he was and is very emotional and was wearing his emotions on his sleeves throughout this litigation. You addressed those emotions, fears and character issues and helped him see the true settlement value of his case, as well as helping him understand that resolving the case now would allow him to move on, into the future without carrying all the baggage from this case. I would not hesitate using you again or referring you wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a mediator in the employment/labor field."
- Attorney on an Employment Sexual Harassment Dispute
"I appreciate all her help in getting our matter resolved. I truly believe that both parties are better off. We really appreciated her diligence, flexibility and patience with us! She had a tough job and we have nothing but good things to say about her performance as our mediator."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Assault & Battery Matter
"I think you did a very good job with the mediation. This was a difficult case with challenging facts and a "very" disagreeable opposing counsel. You were able to connect with my client on a personal level which I know he appreciated. My client and I were thankful that the case was resolved."
- Attorney on an Employment/Discrimination Dispute
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