Michelle B. Abidoye concentrates her practice on defending and counseling employers on all aspects of labor and employment law.
She represents clients in a variety of industries, but has particular expertise in the aviation industry. She was honored with the FordHarrison Promise Award given for excellence in client service. Michelle also serves as the liaison for the FordHarrison school in Cambodia.
Michelle's employment litigation experience includes defending against class action and individual claims for wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination. Her labor experience includes representing clients in grievance resolution and arbitrations. Michelle frequently lectures on California and federal employment laws and is a regular presenter at the Regional Airline Association (RAA) Summer Seminar. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Michelle served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall in the Central District of California and worked as an associate on business and entertainment litigation matters involving contracts, torts, intellectual property, and real estate. Before practicing law, Michelle gained valuable work experience working as a union organizer representing employees in grievances and participating in union organizing drives. She also worked as a senior media buyer in the advertising industry while attending Loyola Law School's evening program. Her unique perspective allows Michelle to meet and exceed clients' expectations by providing practical, real-world employment advice.
Michelle serves on the Executive Committee for both the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles ("WLALA") and the Trial Practice Inn of Court, Los Angeles Chapter.