Michael J. Morphew represents businesses and employers throughout the region in class, representative, and collective action matters, as well as commercial proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Morphew defends clients with regard to individual plaintiff claims ranging from alleged wage and hour violations and wrongful termination to retaliation, discrimination, and harassment claims. Mr. Morphew also assists clients with litigation and pre-litigation advice, counseling, and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining AALRR, Mr. Morphew served as counsel in numerous class and PAGA actions and worked at a national law firm primarily on securities-related class actions. As a law student, Mr. Morphew was a judicial extern and law clerk for the Honorable Judith F. Hayes and the Superior Court of San Diego County for two and a half years.
After his undergraduate studies and prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Morphew put his business and engineering-related background to work by serving as consultant to large engineering and construction companies, where he managed competitive bids and proposals for engineering, construction, and nuclear remediation projects worth up to $6 billion.
Mr. Morphew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Information Systems, Human Resources, and Marketing.
Honors & Recognitions
While at the University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Morphew was presented the CALI Award for Excellence for his work in International Environmental Law and served as coach to one of the law school’s mediation competition teams.
News & Publications
Alerts & Articles
- Managing Wage & Hour Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part II: Paid Time–off Donations, Leaves, Layoffs and Pay Reductions04.15.2020
- California Supreme Court Deals Another Blow To Employers: Individual Employee’s Settlement of Labor Code Violation Claims Does Not Extinguish “Aggrieved” Status for PAGA (Civil Penalty) Purposes03.30.2020
- Business Law Journal, 06.05.2020
- San Diego County Health Officer Issues New Order and Emergency Regulations Requiring Increased Protections for Employees and the PublicLabor & Employment Law Blog, 05.28.2020