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Michelle Roberts Gonzales

Senior Associate
Los Angeles

Michelle Roberts Gonzales

Michelle Roberts Gonzales seeks practical solutions in complex ligation, whether it's a commercial dispute, internal investigation, employment class action, or other high-stakes case. She sweats the details, while ensuring every task advances her client's overall goals.

She has done significant work on multiple employment cases, including wage-and-hour class actions. She also has worked on internal investigations and a number of commercial contract disputes, across multiple industries. But her real strength may be her ability to get up-to-speed on new issues quickly—a skill 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 global news organization.

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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