Michael A. Kornbluth

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Durham, North Carolina

Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A.
Michael A. Kornbluth
Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A.

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2001

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A.

3400 Croasdaile Dr
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705 Visit website


The managing partner of Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., in Durham, North Carolina, Michael A. Kornbluth serves clients across the state. His practice area is focused on:

·       Employment litigation

·       Personal injury 

·       Workers' compensation

·       Discrimination

·       Sexual harassment

Mr. Kornbluth has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards in the U.S. The National Trial Lawyers have added him to their Top 100 Trial Lawyers list, and he has a “Superb” rating on Avvo, in addition to peer endorsements and five-star reviews from grateful clients. 

A passionate and diligent attorney, Mr. Kornbluth has helped several employees fight against workplace injustice. He has represented workers in various legal matters ranging from severance negotiations to Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) class actions. With more than two decades of trial and litigation experience, he ensures his clients are well-aware of the law and strives to reach a practical resolution in each case he handles.

Graduating with a B.A. in history from the University of Rochester, Mr. Kornbluth pursued his legal studies at The George Washington University Law School, where he served a legal intern for Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Earning his law degree with honors in 2001, he was admitted the same year to practice in North Carolina and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina.

Active in the legal arena, Mr. Kornbluth is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Bar Association. He shares his vast knowledge of the law with his peers and younger attorneys by writing blogs, articles and lecturing on employment law-related topics. 

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employer, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Trucking Accidents, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 2001, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.kornbluthginsberg.com/our-team/michael-a-kornblu...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Sexual Preference and Gender Identity Discrimination - Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Overview of Handling Social Media in Your #EmploymentLaw Practice, 2018
  • Basics of Litigating Employment Cases (2018, 2020), North Carolina Bar Association
  • A Cultural Shift - #MeToo and Times Up, 2018
  • #MeToo: A Conversation about gender bias, discrimination, and sexual harassment in the legal profession, 2018
  • What Impact Can #MeToo Have on Sexual Harassment Litigation? - Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Rising Star, 2011-2014, Super Lawyers
  • The highest peer rating standard for professional excellence recognized., AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 25, Raleigh, 2021-2022, Super Lawyers
  • Top 100, State of North Carolina 2019-2022, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2014-2022, Super Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Past Chair
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Employment Law Section, Past Chair
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Employment Law Section, Past Chair
  • Western District of North Carolina
Educational Background:
  • University of Rochester, Major: History, Minor: Health Psychology, 1995

Office location for Michael A. Kornbluth

3400 Croasdaile Dr
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 984-291-7721


10 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

Top Lists

Top 25: Raleigh Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Top 100: North Carolina Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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