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.
"It was a pleasure working with Michelle. I was very pleased with the way she handled my client.
Most times the mediators are very accusatory towards the defendants, which makes them angry
and defensive, however Michelle treated my client with respect and care."
- Attorney, Long Beach, CA
"It’s always great working with you! We could not have settled this case without your assistance. I will recommend you again the next time I have one of these cases!"
- Attorney on a Whistleblower Wrongful Termination case
"Ms. Reinglass was excellent with my client and had a very accurate and informed read on the case at all times."
- Attorney on a Employment: Wrongful Termination matter
"Ms. Reinglass was particularly helpful by calculating damages and presenting to opponent. I believe that helped close the deal."
- Attorney on an Employment/Discrimination/Wage & Hour Dispute
"Thanks for another excellent job. You presented the reasons why we should settle in a subtle yet persuasive fashion, yet you kept the other side¹s expectations under control. I look forward to working together again."
- Attorney on an Employment/Discrimination, Wage & Hour Dispute
"This was the second difficult case that we brought to you this year, and again we want to thank you for your continued efforts to get this matter resolved. I know you worked late on a Friday at the mediation, and then managed phone calls the following Friday night to get the matter resolved. We felt like you went above and beyond in that case, working on the matter after the mediation session. With the other case, you went so far beyond the mediation that we will never be able to thank you enough. Knowing the structure of your mediation week, I cannot imagine how you found the time to continue on the case. But we are grateful for your tenacity to stick with us and get this extremely difficult case resolved. "
- Attorney on an Employment Wrongful Termination/Discrimination 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
"I appreciated her tireless efforts in settling this matter. I do not think we could have settled without
her help. It took about six weeks but she did not let down in her efforts at pushing this matter to its conclusion."
- Attorney on an Employment Hostile Environment Dispute
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