Michael Nelson represents and advises employers in all labor and employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, class action, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Littler, Michael worked for a firm in the East Bay area specializing in civil litigation and public entity representation. During law school, he was a law clerk at the Yolo County District Attorney’s office and a judicial extern in Alameda County. He also served as a senior articles editor on the UC Davis Law Review and was a member of the Trial Practice Honors Board.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Contra Costa Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Managing Employees' Pre-Existing Injuries

Lorman Webinar

May 10, 2017

Injuries in the Workplace: Practical Tips and Policy Advice to Assist Employers Managing Employees with Preexisting Injuries and Other Disability Accommodation Issues

Webinar, Lorman Education Services

October 25, 2016


  • J.D., University of California, Davis, 2012
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2007

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California