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Michael D. Singer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Cohelan Khoury & Singer
605 C Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-330-7875
Fax: 619-595-3000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Consumer Law, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael D. Singer is the managing partner of the Cohelan Khoury & Singer law firm in San Diego, California. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 37 years of total legal experience, Mr. Singer provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout California, including San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and Sacramento counties, who have legal needs involving employment law and class actions.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Singer has served as counsel on a number of highly complex employment law matters, including several cases that obtained landmark decisions. He has helped certify more than 200 class action cases for settlement by stipulation, and he has taken on some of the largest corporations and employers in the United States.

From his efforts, Mr. Singer has recovered substantial awards for his plaintiff clients, and the Daily Journal has voted him among the Top California Labor and Employment Attorneys three times. He has also received perennial designation from his peers as one of the top trial lawyers in his region, and he has received countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1980 magna cum laude graduate of San Francisco State University, Mr. Singer obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1984. He holds his license to practice in Colorado as well as California.

A leader in his field, Mr. Singer has published many articles and conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across the country on a variety of topics related to employment law and class actions. He is also an active member of The State Bar of California, the State Bar of Colorado, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Consumer Law
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Auto Dealer Fraud, Consumer Protection, Employment Law - Employee


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2022

About Michael D. Singer

First Admitted: 1984, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Contributing Author to California Wage and Hour Litigation (CEB 2010-2020)


  • , Daily Journal 2012, 2013, and 2018 list of Top California Labor and Employment Attorneys
  • Winner of the 2011 ACLEA Award for Professional Excellence in the Best Publication Category [opening chapter overview on California wage and hour law and PAGA chapter]
  • Southern California/San Diego Super Lawyers, 2012-2020


  • Brinker Restaurant Co. v Superior Court (meal and rest period rights)
  • Vaquero v Stoneledge Furniture LLC (commission employees’ wage rights)
  • Dilts v Penske Logistics (truck drivers’ wage rights)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California State Bar License, No. 115301
  • Board Member of Legal Aid at Work
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Attorneys
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • State Bar of California
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Office Location for Michael D. Singer

605 C Street
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-330-7875

Fax: 619-595-3000

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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