Alison M. Miceli


Office: Orange County

Direct: 949-519-2131

  • Professional Overview
    Alison M. Miceli is a partner at O’Hagan Meyer LLP. She dedicates her practice to defending employers in the full spectrum of litigation arising from the employer-employee relationship. She has extensive experience handling employment cases before numerous state and federal courts relating to discrimination and harassment, whistleblower protection, wrongful termination and wage and hour law. Her robust employment law practice extends to litigating complex wage and hour class cases, FLSA collective action suits and representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act.

    Ms. Miceli provides legal representation to employers of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as executives and managerial employees. She helps businesses formulate sound preventative measures to avoid employment disputes prior to inception. When litigation is appropriate, she believes in an aggressive approach combined with the expertise necessary to bring about a successful outcome. She services a broad range of industries including health care, banking, real estate, energy, high-tech, retail, manufacturing and hospitality.

    As an attorney, she has practiced exclusively in the field of labor and employment law. She started her career at a labor firm representing labor unions, public employee associations and their members. Her work involved litigation, arbitration and representation in investigations and hearings before administrative agencies and civil service commissions. Thereafter, she spent several years at boutique plaintiffs’ firms advocating on behalf of individual employees and groups of employees in all facets of the employment relationship. Her emphasis was focused on employment rights and workplace fairness.

    Wanting to provide her clients with the advantages of a top-tier law firm, Ms. Miceli transitioned to a national defense firm and continued her practice representing large companies, small businesses and individuals through all stages of litigation. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in countless employment law matters, which gives her unique insight into clients’ goals and the many legal, practical and strategic interests they must often consider. Therefore, she has a fair, balanced point of view.

    Ms. Miceli has been recognized as a top employment law attorney in Southern California. She has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for five consecutive years (this distinction is only given to 2.5% of lawyers). Her knowledge of the law, professional work ethic and advocacy on behalf of her clients allows her to stand out among other attorneys in the field. She is known for her outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession.

    She has a deep passion for giving back to the community and provides legal assistance to the most vulnerable members through her volunteer efforts. She supports the Sojourn Legal Clinic and the Domestic Violence Project, a Los Angeles-based domestic violence outreach non-profit.

    When Ms. Miceli is not practicing law, she spends her time traveling. On the weekends, she enjoys hiking, running 5K races and all wellness-based activities. A fun fact about Ms. Miceli is she competed in the Miss Italia America Pageant and was a top place finisher.
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • B.S. from Northern Illinois University, cum laude.
    • J.D. from California Western School of Law, cum laude.


    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

    States Licensed

    • California
    • Illinois
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    California State Bar Association
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • California Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015-2020
    • San Diego Daily Transcript, Top Attorney
    • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, Recipient