Michael Braud grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of California, Davis’s law school, named King Hall. In the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., the law school’s namesake, Mr. Braud focused on empowering employees throughout his undergraduate and law career, founding the Workers’ Justice Law Association (WJLA) at King Hall.
Mr. Braud has worked with numerous legal and political organizations that have worked through and for community cooperation, including the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment; California State Senator Bill Dodd in District 3; and Legal Services of Northern California.
Mr. Braud started his legal career working to protect unionized employees and has now shifted to representing all employees to recover for harms done to them while working. Mr. Braud has represented Plaintiffs to recover for employers’ violations of employees’ rights to be paid timely for wages and overtime; meal and rest breaks; and reimbursement for certain work-related expenses, among other wage and hour violations. Mr. Braud has also worked to recover for employees who have faced intolerable work conditions such as discrimination based on their race, disability status, or due to pregnancy, and/or who have faced retaliation.
In his time as an attorney, Mr. Braud has assisted with recovering millions of dollars on behalf of employees across the state of California. Mr. Braud chose to practice at the Bibiyan Law Group because the firm has an amazing track record of successfully assisting employees to enforce their rights under California law.