Michael Lee Mau

Managing Attorney at The Mau Law Firm
Contact: 415.495.8082
Law Schools: Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara University
University of California - Santa Barbara
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit


About Michael Lee Mau
Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate for our clients. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation, but unlike many he has successful courtroom trial experience.

Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and San Francisco. After a shorter stint at McLemore, Collins & Toschi, LLP, an insurance defense firm with offices in Oakland and Santa Rosa, he opened The Mau Law Firm in 1999.

The firm's practice includes substantial work in each of the following areas: drafting, analysis and litigation of commercial, construction, design and real estate contracts; litigating Mechanics Liens and lien release bonds, Stop Notices and release bonds for Stop Notices, and Payment / Performance bond claims; construction bidding and delay claims; substitution hearings; construction defect litigation; debt collection and defense; administrative hearings; license bond claims; real estate law; landlord-tenant counseling and evictions; representation of mobile-home parks; corporate counseling / business forming; and insurance / surety defense. The firms clientele include contractors, subcontractors, construction supply companies, design professionals such as architects and engineers, property owners, property developers, insurance carriers, surety companies and various local businesses.

With a considerable background and resources to draw upon, professional affiliations, industry contacts and the latest technology, Mr. Mau is the premier advocate for our business clients. Mr. Mau believes in a vigorous advocacy of client interests, but always aiming towards a prompt, efficient and cost-effective resolution.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney, The Mau Law Firm
Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara UniversityJ.D. (1993)Law
Honors: Law Review
University of California - Santa BarbaraB.A. (1990)Law & Society; Philosophy
Honors: Double Major; Honor Roll
Professional Activities
Director, In-House Counsel Asian American Contractors Association
Director, Treasurer South of Market Business Association
Member American Bar Association
Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member San Francisco County Bar Association
Member San Mateo County Bar Association
A+ Rating; Honor Roll, Better Business Bureau
Professional Associations
Member, California State Bar


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The Mau Law Firm
950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Telephone: 415.495.8082
Telephone: 415.495.8082
Fax: 415.495.8084