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Michelle Roberts Gonzales

Senior Associate
Los Angeles

Michelle Roberts Gonzales

Michelle Roberts Gonzales seeks efficient and effective outcomes for her clients, whether they need an internal investigation, employment litigation and advice, or assistance with another type of commercial dispute. She sweats the details, while ensuring every task advances her clients' overall goals.

She has done significant work on multiple employment cases, including wage-and-hour class actions and high-stakes individual cases. She also has worked on numerous internal investigations, helping clients understand and navigate difficult whistleblower issues. But her real strength may be her ability to get up-to-speed and to understand strategic issues quickly—skills partially attributable to her prior jobs.

Michelle is a former clerk to the Honorable Dale S. Fischer, U.S. District Judge in the Central District of California. Before law school, she spent more than a decade as a reporter and editor for a prominent news organization, covering national stories in multiple cities across the United States.

Representative experience

Represented a large retailer in multiple wage-and-hour class actions.

Represented a musician in a high-stakes personal injury case.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, 2013
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 1996

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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