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Michael R. Fostakowsky is a member of the employment and labor law department of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. Mr. Fostakowsky obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University and his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.

With a focus on employment and labor litigation, he represents employers and employees, in a variety of industries, in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour matters, as well as Labor Code violations. Mr. Fostakowsky spent the first decade of his practice litigating consumer, catastrophic injury, and employment matters on behalf of aggrieved employees. As a result, Mr. Fostakowsky brings a unique perspective to Poole & Shaffery, helping defend employers in such claims by employing a pragmatic and practical approach to each dispute.

Mr. Fostakowsky has significant experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts, having taken several such matters to verdict, and successfully resolving hundreds more through mediation or informal resolution. Mr. Fostakowsky has similarly represented parties before the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Mr. Fostakowsky has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2017 and 2018. He is also a member of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association.

Education
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science
Locations
Awards
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court (Central District)
  • United States District Court (Southern District)
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