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Michael J. Bononi

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Bononi Law Group, LLP
301 North Lake Ave, Suite 820
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 213-553-9200
Fax: 213-553-9215
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%), Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
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Attorney Michael J. Bononi, founding partner of Bononi Law Group, LLP, has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the area of employment litigation. His client list ranges from Fortune 50 companies to individual employees, and he routinely handles issues involving claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, whistleblowing, wage disputes, and discrimination or harassment claims.

Mr. Bononi received his law degree from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1987. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the American Business Trial Lawyers Association. His firm is located in Pasadena, California.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Michael J. Bononi

First Admitted: 1987, California

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  • For more than two decades, the employment lawyers at Bononi Law Group have been obtaining successful results on behalf of clients throughout California. Below are some of the reasons why employers don't want you to hire us. We have secured: A $1,898,000 jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against Roche Pharmaceuticals; A $1.3 million jury verdict in a sexual harassment and retaliation case against CenCal Beverage Co.; A $1 million dollar verdict against a hospital for retaliatory termination against policy; A $1,378,000 jury verdict with a finding of malice which resulted in a $4 million settlement against a large financial institution; A $1,987,417 jury verdict for sexual harassment against a large employer in the Central Valley; A jury verdict in excess of $1 million on behalf of a partner in a property tax assessment firm for breach of fiduciary duty; A jury verdict in excess of $3 million in an insurance coverage dispute.  We have negotiated for the: Settlement of a sexual harassment and retaliation claim for $4 million against a large corporate employer; Settlement of a multi-plaintiff race discrimination and harassment case against a large food manufacturer for $2.5 million; Settlement of a retaliation claim against an entertainment company for $1.5 million; Settlement of multiple sclerosis disability discrimination claim against a clothing manufacturer in excess of $1 million; Settlement on behalf of a high level executive against a corporate employer for retaliation in excess of $900,000; Settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit against a major health care provider for $4,152,000; Settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against a publishing company for over $1 million; Settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit on behalf of multiple plaintiffs against a real estate development company for over $1.4 million; Settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against a financial conglomerate for over $4 million; Settlement of over $1 million for a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against a large defense contractor in San Bernardino County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor, Cornell Law Review


  • Highest Peer Review AV-Rating, under Martindale Hubbell's Peer Review Rating
  • Magna Cum Laude, Cornell Law School

Educational Background

  • University of California, B.A. in Political Science

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • California, 1987
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Business Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Michael J. Bononi

301 North Lake Ave
Suite 820
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 213-553-9200

Fax: 213-553-9215

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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