Michelle A. Jenkins joined Kolar & Associates as Senior Counsel in 2012. She brings extensive litigation experience to the firm and has successfully defended clients in a variety of cases, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination claims, breach of contract and unfair business practice claims and trade secret claims. Ms. Jenkins also has prior experience defending automobile manufacturers and dealerships against consumer claims and premises liability claims. She has successfully tried numerous cases to Trial and Binding Arbitration.
Ms. Jenkins has also served as a member of the defense team for a major commuter rail service in numerous actions arising from three separate train derailments and/or collisions.
Ms. Jenkins obtained her BA (English) from the University of San Diego and her JD from the University of San Francisco. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court (Central and Northern Districts). She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association, where she serves volunteers as an arbitrator in the Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. Ms. Jenkins also volunteers as a coach with the YMCA and resides with her family in Encinitas, California.
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