Michael Hirota is a partner in WSHB’s Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on professional liability and employment defense, defending professional, corporate, and individual clients from errors and omissions claims, labor and employment claims, wage and hour claims, and other litigation matters in both state and federal court.

He has represented and counseled clients throughout all stages of litigation, from pre-filing through trial. Michael has extensive experience representing defending professional and employer clients in a variety of non-traditional forums, achieving positive results before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Labor Commissioner, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and the California State Bar Court.

In his free time, Michael is an avid Japanese taiko drummer and is active in the Japanese-American community.



  • University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2008)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California


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