Michael Kent


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.


Verdict for employee discrimination and retaliation.


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.

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January 25, 2021

Partner Matthew McNicholas’ $750,000 settlement in Cordero v. County of Los Angeles was ranked by TopVerdict.com among the Top 50 Labor &…

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Five McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP Attorneys Selected as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 21, 2021

Partners John McNicholas, Matthew McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas, Senior Lawyer Juan Victoria and Associate Jeffrey Lamb were selected as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers for their work in litigation, employment…

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