Michael M Freeland
  • Sole Practitioner


La Mesa, CA






Freeland Law is a dedicated, aggressive, advocate of its client's interests in public and private employment matters including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage claims, unemployment insurance benefits appeals, Federal EEO claims, and Federal MSPB claims.

With over eighteen years of litigation experience, Michael M. Freeland will provide you with personal attention at reasonable rates. Mr. Freeland's honesty and integrity are his hallmarks and can be relied upon without fail.

Mr. Freeland specializes in representing and counseling small business employers, private sector employees and government employees of all types including employees of Federal and State governments, schools, colleges, cities, counties, universities, and districts in such matters as:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage & hour claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination and harassment,
  • Potential job loss,
  • Disciplinary matters such as suspensions, layoffs, demotions, and reductions in pay, and defamation.

Mr. Freeland has conducted state and federal trials and administrative hearings. He is proficient in handling all aspects of litigation, mediations, arbitrations, depositions, and law & motion matters. Mr. Freeland also has extensive appellate court experience, resulting in three published opinions by the Fourth District Court. He is a published contributor to San Diego Update Magazine and the San Diego Daily Transcript.

Areas Of Practice

  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employee
  • Federal Employment - Employee
  • Municipal Employment -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Whistleblower -- Employee
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Employee Rights -- Employer
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employer
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employer
  • Whistleblower -- Employer
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- Employer
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employer
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Municipal Employment

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards
    • Honors: Academic Achievement Award
    • Honors: Legal Skills Honors Instructor
    • Honors: Sophister
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List (3 years)
    • Major: Business Administration

Representative Cases

  • Baldwin v. Coast Plaster, 125 Cal.App. 4th 1339, 2005, CA - Appeal
  • Aas v. Superior Court, 24 Cal. 4th 627, 2000, California Supreme
  • Mediplex v. Superior Court, 34 Cal.App. 4th 748, 1995, CA - Appeal

Honors and Awards

  • California Western Honors Instructor
  • Certificate in Achievement in Law Regarding Science and Technology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 1990
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2004
  • Foothills Bar Association, Member, 2004