Attorney Profile:

Michael A. Hood

Michael A. Hood: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Biography

Michael A. Hood is a Principal and the Litigation Manager for the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has over 36 years of experience in the employment law field.

Mr. Hood has counseled and represented management in a broad variety of matters, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination cases, employment discrimination charges and cases, union related matters, employee benefit matters and litigation, trade secrets matters, and sexual harassment allegations and cases. Mr. Hood has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court. He has handled 30 class actions, including being one of the few attorneys in the state to try two class actions: Settle v. Automobile Club of Southern California and Felix v. Automobile Club of Southern California.

Honors and Recognitions

Los Angeles Magazine, one of Southern California's best employment lawyers
Orange Coast Magazine, one of Orange County's best employment lawyers

In the News

August 15, 2016

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm's 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...

Webinars

Archived

Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

When March 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Archived

Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

When February 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Archived

Class Actions and Complex Litigation Webinar Series

When January 10, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

Publications

December 19, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2016

December 19, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics:Defending class discrimination claimsDisparate treatment vs. disparate impactThe legislationThe case lawPrevention pointer...

September 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2016

September 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics:“Class” claims, EEOC-styleWhen private plaintiffs pile onThe legislationThe caselawRegulatory roundup...

June 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2016

June 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics:Your shield, their sword?Prevention pointer: Time to audit your arbitration agreement practices?Only in California?The caselaw...

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(949) 885-1360  Phone
949) 885-1380  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
University of Southern California, A.B., magna cum laude, 1971
Law School Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., Order of the Coif, Member, Law Review, 1976
Admission:
1976, California; 1977, California - C.D. Cal.; 2016, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2013, Oregon - D. Or.; 2003, California - S.D. Cal.
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•California Bar Association
•Orange County Bar Association

Languages:
Spanish
Birth Information:
1949
ISLN:
906390021

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Client Reviews

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