San Francisco partner Michael Laurenson was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top 75 Labor & Employment attorneys in California." In addition, the Daily Journal also selected two unanimous defense verdicts that Laurenson received in 2014 and 2015 as "Top Verdicts in California." Laurenson also took four jury trials to verdict in 2015.
These accomplishments caught the attention of Law360 who chose Laurenson as the featured attorney in their "Trial Q & A" series that ran July 7 and their "Trial Newsletter" on July 8, 2016.
Law360's spotlight on Laurenson included questions on his strategy for trial preparation, the most interesting trial he has worked on yet, as well as advice he would offer to lawyers on the eve of their first trial and the attorney outside the firm who has impressed him most. The full article can be viewed on Law360.
Laurenson represents public and private entities in employment matters in federal and state court, with a focus on wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination claims. He has successfully tried numerous cases before judges and juries and argued appellate matters in state and federal court. Laurenson also advises and trains employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Prior to attending law school, Laurenson served for five years in the United States Navy. He was weapons officer for two deployments in support of the Persian Gulf War, and also served as the ship's legal officer, providing counsel to captain and crew on both military and civilian matters.