Michael Guarino practices in Bressler’s Labor and Employment group. Michael believes each client presents a unique set of circumstances. He places paramount importance on understanding a client’s business needs to develop tailored solutions that work for each client.

Michael aims to build a partnership with his clients to help navigate the difficult and ever-changing issues employers face.  He works closely with employers to provide regular advice and counseling, policy drafting, and workplace training.

Michael previously practiced at a national labor and employment boutique firm. While at his previous firm, Michael served as interim in-house employment counsel for a Fortune 500 Company. This unique experience afforded Michael the opportunity to learn how companies and in-house counsel view and approach employment related issues.

In addition to his advice and counseling practice, Michael is a passionate advocate for his clients. He has defended employers in arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and state and federal courts. Michael’s litigation experience involves a vast variety of issues related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, breach of contract, and co-employee claims.

Awards & Accolades

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Law (Mid-south), 2020-2022
  • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum, Class of 2017

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Civic Involvement

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Get to Know Michael

Get to Know Michael

When not practicing law, Michael enjoys playing golf, traveling with his wife, and supporting Auburn athletics. Michael also enjoys cooking, and he recently began learning to recreate his mother’s Italian dishes.


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 2012
  • Auburn University, B.S. in Business Administration, 2009


  • State of Alabama
  • Northern, Middle, and Southern Federal Districts of Alabama
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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