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Michael J. Lingle

Michael J. Lingle

Michael J. Lingle




Michael Lingle supports the firm in a broad range of employment-law cases and executive-compensation issues, and he has served as lead attorney on several occasions. He counsels and litigates on a wide variety of employment matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, and breach-of-contract claims.

Before joining Thomas & Solomon LLP, Mr. Lingle was an associate in the executive-compensation and employee-benefits group in the New York City office of Shearman & Sterling LLP. His experience working on the corporate side, especially with contracts, proves invaluable when negotiating contracts and severance agreements for employees.


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    J.D., 2000
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    B.S., with honors, 1997
    Major: Industrial and Labor Relations

Professional Achievements

  • Speaker, National Employment Lawyers Association
    Update on Employment Law for Upstate Conference
  • Speaker, National Business Institute
    Legal Issues in Employee Privacy
    Arbitration of Claims Arising Out of Employment
  • Speaker, American Association of Workplace Investigators Conference

Honors and Awards

  • NY Super Lawyers, 2016–present
  • NY Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014–15

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Worker Justice Center of New York
  • Board Secretary (former), United Nations Association of Rochester

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Super Lawyers
  • ABA - Defensing Libery Pursuing Liberty
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • NELA - National Employment Lawyers Association
  • MCBA - Monroe County Bar Association

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Thomas & Solomon LLP
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Rochester, NY 14607

Phone: 585-272-0540
Toll Free: 877-272-4066
Fax: 585-272-0574
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