Michael Kent

Associate

Associate Michael Kent practices in all areas of civil litigation, including employment law, personal and catastrophic injury, professional liability and civil rights discrimination.

While in law school, Mr. Kent clerked for a well-known plaintiff’s law firm, where he gained valuable experience working on class actions, products liability cases and various other consumer-related matters.  He also has defense experience in complex civil litigation matters involving professional liability, elder abuse and medical malpractice.

Mr. Kent is admitted to practice before all California and Wisconsin State Courts.

$1.42 Million

Settlement for wrongful death involving improperly maintained utility wires.

$824,000

Verdict for employee discrimination and retaliation.

$750,000

Settlement for wrongful death involving decedent rear-ending a semi-truck which was improperly maintained and broke down.

Attorney Michael Kent

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Honors & Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017 – 2019

Recent Notable Results:

Ward v. Tilly’s, (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 1167: Landmark decision in the Court of Appeals making employer practices of enforcing employees to call-in and report to their shift shortly before the start of their shift compensable under the California “reporting time” premium.

Thompson v. City of Pasadena: Verdict; $824,000.00. Employee retaliated against for supporting and testifying on behalf of a female colleague who alleged she was discriminated against on the basis of her sex/gender.

Confidential Settlement: $1,420,000.00. Wrongful death involving improperly maintained utility wires.

Koumoudouros v. Jim Dunlap Trans.: Settlement; $750,000.00. Wrongful death involving decedent rear-ending a semi-truck which was improperly maintained and broke down in the fast lane of a 6-lane highway.

In the News

McNicholas & McNicholas LLP Named 2021 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

November 5, 2020

McNicholas & McNicholas LLP has been ranked a 2021 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for their…

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Benchmark Litigation Recognizes McNicholas & McNicholas in 2021 Benchmark California Guide

October 28, 2020

For the third consecutive year, Benchmark Litigation recognized McNicholas & McNicholas in two practice areas in its 2021 Benchmark California…

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Matthew McNicholas and Patrick McNicholas Named Among The Recorder’s 2020 California Trailblazers

October 13, 2020

The Recorder developed a list to spotlight agents of change through their “California Trailblazer” list, and Partners Matthew McNicholas and…

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Two Employment Cases Ranked Top 50 Settlements in California by TopVerdict.com

September 11, 2020

Partner Matthew McNicholas’ $750,000 settlement (Cordero v. County of Los Angeles) and Partner Patrick McNicholas’ $842,000 verdict (Thompson v. City…

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