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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 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.

Prior to 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. – 1997
    • With Honors
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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