Michael J. Lingle

Michael J. Lingle

Michael Lingle supports the firm in a broad range of employment law cases and executive compensation issues, and has served as lead attorney on several occasions. He counsels and litigates on a wide variety of employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA and breach of contract claims. Prior to joining Thomas & Solomon LLP, Mr. Lingle was an associate in the executive compensation and employee benefits group in the New York City office of Shearman & Sterling LLP. His experience working on the corporate side, especially with contracts, proves invaluable when negotiating contracts and severance agreements for employees.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000
  • B.S., Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1997, with honors


  • Dolin, Thomas & Solomon LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP (summer associate)


  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Update on Employment Law for Upstate Conference
  • National Business Institute
  • Legal Issues in Employee Privacy
  • Arbitration of Claims Arising Out of Employment

Affiliations (current and recent)

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Public Service (current and former)

  • United Nations Association of Rochester, Board Secretary
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