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20 Pacifica
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92618

949-453-4262 fax


  • JD, Chapman University School of Law
  • BS, University of North Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • 2013, California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Public Law Section
  • California School Boards Association, CA Council of School Attorneys

Michele A. Landenberger

Senior Associate

Practice Areas

Michele Landenberger represents California school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education in labor relations and general education law matters. Ms. Landenberger’s areas of expertise include classified and certificated employee discipline, as well as workplace and Uniform Complaint investigations and responses. Her practice also includes advice and counsel in compliance with the California Public Records Act.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Landenberger worked as a manager for several retailers, handling employee and operational issues and training staff on company policies and procedures. She also has experience as a compliance analyst in the area of federal and state mortgage laws.

Ms. Landenberger received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina. She earned her Juris Doctor, with an emphasis in Tax Law, from Chapman University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Landenberger received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her participation in the Alona Cortese Elder Law Clinic, where she prepared conservatorship petitions and helped clients draft simple wills and advance health care directives. Ms. Landenberger also served on the Appellate Moot Court Honor Board and clerked with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Landenberger conducts seminars and workshops for public sector employers on a broad range of education topics. She also contributes to the firm’s publications and blogs.

Community Involvement
Ms. Landenberger volunteers through the Orange County Bar Association.



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