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.

In the News

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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Lawsuit Filed: Officer Alleges Retaliation for Refusing to Comply with LAPD’s Illegal Gang-Labeling Quotas – Los Angeles Times Interviews Matthew McNicholas

September 10, 2020

McNicholas & McNicholas filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department on behalf…

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$2M Settlement Secured on Behalf of Driver and Passenger in Semi-Truck Accident

August 24, 2020

Partner Patrick McNicholas and Associate Michael Kent obtained a $2 million settlement on behalf of a driver and passenger whose…

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Six Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Partners John McNicholas, Patrick McNicholas and Matthew McNicholas, and Senior Lawyers Courtney McNicholas, Douglas S. Winter and Juan Victoria were…

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