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

  • National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Finalist, 2021
  • 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

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP and Three Partners in 2022 California Guide

October 6, 2021

For the fourth consecutive year, Benchmark Litigation recognized McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP in its 2022 guide for their work in plaintiff and labor…

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Matthew McNicholas and Patrick McNicholas Named Among The 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyer List

September 30, 2021

Partners Matthew McNicholas and Patrick McNicholas were selected for inclusion on the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil…

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Three Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List for 2022

August 19, 2021

Attorneys Abel Nair, Allan L. Bridgford and Michael Kent were selected for inclusion on The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch…

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Six Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America for 2022

August 19, 2021

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

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