Published Decisions

Michael D. Singer – Published Decisions

  • Vaquero v Stoneledge Furniture, LLC. (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 98 (reversing summary judgment for employer and and ordering summary judgment for certified class of furniture sales employees establishing that inside commission sales employees must be paid a separate hourly wage for rest periods)
  • Vaquero v Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (9th Cir. 2016) 824 F.3d 1150 (affirming class certification of furniture sales employees for unpaid wage claims)
  • Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (2012) 53 Cal.4th 1004 (addressing employers' obligations to provide meal and rest periods in accordance with California Wage Orders and employees' rights to class certification of off-the-clock, meal, and rest period claims.)
  • National Steel and Supply Co. v. Superior Court (2005) 135 Cal.App.4th 1072 (finding a four-year statute of limitations for rest and meal period violations) [Currently depublished and superseded by grant of review by the California Supreme Court.]
  • Hicks v. Kaufman and Broad Home Corp. (2001) 89 Cal.App.4th 908(reversing the denial of certification of a class of home buyers for construction defects)
  • Hicks v. Superior Court (2004) 115 Cal.App.4th 77 (challenging implied construction warranty disclaimers)[review granted and decision depublished by the California Supreme Court; petition dismissed after settlement]
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. La Conchita Ranch Co. (1998) 68 Cal.App.4th 856 (defending challenge to attorney disqualification)
  • Save Our NTC, Inc. v. City of San Diego (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 285 (challenging private development of former naval training center).
  • Mr. Singer also contributed to the briefing of Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield, et al. (2001) 25 Cal.4th 826 (summary judgment of antitrust claim of certified class of 20 million California drivers)B

Michael D. Singer Bio

Successfully Recovered Settlements for Over a Million Workers

  • Amazon

    Claims on behalf of warehouse employees for unpaid wages due to company practice requiring employees to go through on-premises security searches after clocking out for meal periods and at the end of the day, as well as failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

  • Ashley Furniture

    Case brought on behalf of commission furniture sales associates for recovery of minimum wages. Class certified and on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • EasySaver Rewards

    Case alleging that Provide Commerce, Inc., owner of multiple internet companies, including Pro Flowers, fraudulently transmitted customer's credit card, debit card, and/or pay pal information to Encore Marketing, Inc. a third party, which charged the card or account without the authorization of the customer.

  • JK Residential

    Claim for failure to pay minimum wage to apartment managers.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

    Case brought on behalf of all California-based current and former hourly employees alleging Kaiser failed to pay all hourly and overtime wages due to Kaiser’s rounding of time entries, provide itemized wage statements, and to pay wages of terminated employees.

  • Massage Envy

    Case brought on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

  • PICS

    Claim for failure to pay travel time and provide all meal periods.

  • Shelly Automotive

    Case brought on behalf of automobile or service technicians or mechanics for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.


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  • Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq.
  • Isam C. Khoury, Esq.
  • Diana M. Khoury, Esq.
  • Michael D. Singer, Esq.
  • Jeff Geraci, Esq.
  • Marta Manus
  • Rosemary Khoury
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  • Matthew P. Atlas
  • Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq. Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq.

    Partner & Founder

    Timothy Cohelan was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine (Clay Award) in 1996. As the author of Cohelan On California Class Actions (Thompson-West 1997-2020 ), Cohelan is often consulted regarding class action practice by other lawyers.
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  • Isam C. Khoury, Esq. Isam C. Khoury, Esq.

    Partner & Founder

    Mr. Khoury, a founding Partner of the firm, has been selected as a Southern California/San Diego Super Lawyer for the years 2011-2021 and has received the Martindale Hubble Judicial AV preeminent rating. He received his B.A from U.C.S.D and received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1973.
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  • Diana M. Khoury, Esq. Diana M. Khoury, Esq.


    Diana M. Khoury, Partner, received a law degree from Western State University in 1986 and is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in 1975. She is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in 1987.
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  • Michael D. Singer, Esq. Michael D. Singer, Esq.

    Managing Partner

    Michael’s practice is devoted to representing employees and consumers in class actions, cases under the Private Attorneys General Act, and other complex litigation. He has been in practice over 35 years and has served as the managing partner at Cohelan Khoury & Singer for over 15 years.
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  • Jeff Geraci, Esq. Jeff Geraci, Esq.


    Jeff Geraci is a 1982 graduate of Pitzer College with a degree in Sociology. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and has practiced employment law for twenty-nine years.
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  • Marta Manus Marta Manus


    Marta Manus is graduate of California Western School of Law. She received a B.A. in Psychology in 2005 and has been a member of the State Bar of California since her admission in December 2008. Marta is admitted to practice before all District Courts in the state of California as well as the Fourth District Court of Appeal and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Marta has been exclusively litigating employment law cases since 2008, representing employees in all aspects of labor and employment law matters, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage and hour class action lawsuits.
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  • Rosemary Khoury Rosemary Khoury


    Rosemary Khoury, Attorney, graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in English. She received her law degree cum laude from the University of San Diego and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2020.
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  • Amber J. Worden Amber J. Worden


    Ms. Worden is a certified paralegal and has been with the firm for 19 years. She was named Senior Paralegal after receiving a certificate in Business Litigation with Honors from the University of San Diego’s Paralegal Program.
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  • Bridgette Valdez Bridgette Valdez

    Office Administrator

    Bridgette Valdez has 28 years of professional experience in law firm administration. Ms. Valdez is responsible for overseeing all operations of the firm.
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  • Matthew P. Atlas Matthew P. Atlas


    Matthew is a certified paralegal and a graduate of the University of San Diego Paralegal Program. He has been working in the legal profession for approximately 20 years.
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