Michael D. Singer

Michael D Singer - California Class Action AttorneyManaging Partner

Michael D. Singer is a 1984 graduate of U.C. Hastings Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University in 1980 with a B.A. in English. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1984 and the State Bar of Colorado in 2001. He is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, San Diego County Bar Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California. Mr. Singer was selected to Southern California/San Diego Super Lawyers 2010, 2012-2019. His main areas of practice include employment wage and hour, consumer, and unfair competition class actions and appellate practice. Michael is one of a small group of attorneys who has taken a wage and hour class action through trial (Dilts v Penske Logistics), resulting in a class liability finding.

In addition to certifying over one hundred fifty class cases for settlement by stipulation, Mr. Singer has served as lead or co-lead counsel in obtaining class certification in contested proceedings against California Pizza Kitchen, Raytheon Corporation, Les Schwab Tires, Washington Mutual Bank, Wells Fargo Mortgage, Ethan Allen, Ashley Furniture, Albertson’s Supermarkets, AT&T, FedEx Ground, Brinker, Penske Logistics, Catholic Healthcare West, and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Save Mart Supermarkets, Kraft/Heinz, among others.

Mr. Singer was named to the Daily Journal 2012, 2013, and 2018 list of Top California Labor and Employment Attorneys.  He is a contributing author to California Wage and Hour Litigation (CEB 2010-2018), the winner of the 2011 ACLEA Award for Professional Excellence in the Best Publication Category [opening chapter overview on California wage and hour law]. He has also been published on wage and hour issues in Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin (September 2010), California Labor and Employment Law Review (State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section) (November 2010), CAOC Forum Magazine (February/March 2008) and Orange Country Lawyer Magazine (July 2004). He has also authored several articles for the Los Angeles Daily Journal. (Publications linked below.)

Mr. Singer is a CLE lecturer on class action procedure and wage and hour issues, including commercial seminars in San Diego, San Francisco, Orange County, and Los Angeles and presentations before the San Diego and Orange County Bar Associations. He has participated in over 50 appellate cases and argued writs and appeals before several California District Courts of Appeal, as well as federal appeals in the Second, Third, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Published decisions

Continuing education presentations

Amicus curiae briefs and depublication letters

Books written

Published articles

Michael is also a certified professional coach (Coaches Training Institute, 2002), coaching lawyers on career satisfaction. He is an occasional composer of classical music, available for download on iTunes or for purchase at cdbaby. For more information, please visit michaelsingermusic.com.

Contact: msinger@ckslaw.com

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association