Michael's practice covers a wide spectrum of litigation services, in several fields, including professional liability, commercial contracts, real estate, business disputes, employment, trade secrets, and entertainment. His clients include Southern California's most prominent lawyers and law firms, both large and small businesses, real estate companies and individuals, and members of the entertainment and sports industry. Michael’s trial successes include winning a $26 million award in a complex real estate matter and obtaining a complete defense verdict in a $45 million business dispute. Michael has qualified, and has testified, as an expert witness in a jury trial. In addition to his State Court successes, Michael has successfully handled over a dozen appeals and is responsible for 5 published appellate decisions. Since 2007, Michael been recognized every year as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers.
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1996 with honors
California State Bar, United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2016.