Michael J. Faber

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-442-6610
Fax: 310-442-6612
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
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    Attorney Michael J. Faber is a sole practitioner who practices employment law in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Faber handles cases related to discrimination, harassment, whistleblower issues, wrongful termination and other employment law-related topics throughout Southern California.

    After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Faber earned his law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. While attending law school, he served as Note and Comment editor for the university’s Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology. Following law school, he worked for private Los Angeles-based law firms before starting his own employment law practice in 1987. He has been admitted to practice law in California since 1979.

    Since he began practicing law, Mr. Faber has litigated and arbitrated a wide variety of cases in front of California state and appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Over the course of his career, he has tried over 40 jury trials, numerous bench trials and arbitrations, and has handled nearly 20 appeals and petitions in the state and federal courts.

    Because of these accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Faber has earned the rating of AV Preeminent*, the highest possible rating, by the prominent peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He is also listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.”

    Outside of his law practice, Mr. Faber lectures at continuing legal education seminars on various employment law topics. He has also served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Michael Faber

    Admitted: 1979, California

    Professional Webpage: http://faberlaw.net/about/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Martindale-Hubbell'AV® Preeminent' Rating for over 13 years
    • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006-2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California Bar in 1979

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Note and Comment Editor on the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
    • Faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • In 2020, in a case that took nearly two years to litigate, and against one of the largest and most prominent California law firms, Mr. Faber won a judgment of more than $950,000 against the Los Angeles County Fair Association. Mr. Faber's client, the Fair's former head of food and beverage, was falsely accused by the Fair's Chief Executive Officer of stealing two cases of wine. Mr. Faber not only proved the accusation was false, but, overcoming numerous legal obstacles, successfully held the Fair liable for defamation. The sizeable award included damages for lost earnings, emotional distress, and punitive damages. [Teig v. Los Angeles County Fair Association, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 715433.]
    • In 2018, in a hotly contested legal malpractice action, Mr. Faber represented clients against their former defense attorneys, a national law firm. After three days of trial, the law firm settled for over $3 million. 
    • In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Faber successfully litigated a sexual harassment case in which his client fended off the advances of a company's senior executive. Despite four national law firms arrayed against him, he negotiated a pre-trial settlement in excess of $4 million.

    Educational Background:

    • Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor cum laude, 1979
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts with High Honors

    Comments

    • “Mr. Faber is one of the preeminent Plaintiff's employment attorneys in Los Angeles if not the state. ”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Michael J. Faber

    12400 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Phone: 310-442-6610

    Fax: 310-442-6612

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