Michelle Perez-Yanez

Michelle Perez-Yanez

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
  • Employment Law, Consumer Law
  • California
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Biography

Michelle Perez-Yanez joined Haeggquist & Eck as an associate attorney in 2021. A graduate of California Western School of Law and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Michelle has spent her legal career representing employees and consumers. In her role at HAE, Michelle represents employees in claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations at work. Michelle habla español y ha dedicado su carrera como abogada representando clientes en casos de discriminación, hostigamiento, reclamos de salario, tiempo y horas, y despedido injustificado.

Michelle is experienced in counseling employees through all stages of litigation, as well as in claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing.

Michelle is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, the U.S. District Court, and is currently pending admission to the State Bar of Texas. Michelle is a member of the American Association of Justice, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the San Diego County Bar Association.

A native of the country’s southernmost border with Mexico – Brownsville, Texas – Michelle came to San Diego seeking to continue to serve the communities by the border. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and reading poems by Pablo Neruda.

Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. (2019)
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University of Texas - Brownsville
B.A. (2015) | English
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Professional Experience
Independent Contractor
Multiple Firms
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I worked with multiple firms doing Plaintiff’s employment law work. This ranges from drafting complaints, propounding and responding to discovery, conducting discovery analysis, specially appearing for counsel, and drafting motions.
Associate
Gruenberg Law
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Represented employees from inception through resolution in individual plaintiff FEHA claims, wage and hour claims, and PAGA claims. I was responsible for drafting complaints, propounding and responding to discovery, preparation of documents for depositions, and motion drafting. The bulk of my practice was centered around Spanish-speaking clients and facilitating client communications in Spanish.
Legal Intern
Community Law Project
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Responsible for intake interviews to ascertain client’s relevant legal issues. Worked in conjunction with supervising attorney to refer clients to other legal clinics, nonprofit organizations, and private practices that provide access to legal representation for San Diego’s low-income and indigent populations. Conducted a community education presentation on common Housing Law issues that typically affect low-income clients.
Legal Intern
San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
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Responsible for conducting intake interviews to ascertain client’s relevant legal issues. Explained complex legal solutions to lay, low-income clients in English and Spanish.
Law Clerk
Law Office of Devon Roepcke
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Drafted complaints relating to wage and hour claims, PAGA, and FEHA claims. Drafted and responded to discovery. Collected class action declarations from class members in English and Spanish.
Certifications
Juris Doctor
California Western School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 330305
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
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Contact & Map
225 Broadway
#2050
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 342-8000