Michael A. Hood is a Shareholder and the Litigation Manager for the Orange County, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Hood has over 36 years of experience in the employment law field, having counseled and represented management in a broad variety of matters, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination cases, employment discrimination charges and cases, union related matters, employee benefit matters and litigation, trade secrets matters, and sexual harassment allegations and cases. Mr. Hood has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court.He has handled 23 class actions, including being one of the few attorneys in the state to try two class actions: Settle v. Automobile Club of Southern California and Felix v. Automobile Club of Southern California. He maintains an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Hood has been recognized as one of the best employment lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America every year for the last decade. He was also named one of Southern California's best employment lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine as well as one of Orange County's best employment lawyers by Orange Coast Magazine.
Mr. Hood received his A.B. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, magna cum laude, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. He is admitted to the California State Bar.