Michael W. Stebbins

Michael W. Stebbins

Silicon Valley Law Group
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Employment Law ...
  • California
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Michael Stebbins is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group and the Chair of its Business and IP Litigation and Employment Groups. His practice focuses primarily on employment, intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in matters involving trade secret theft, employee solicitation, technology licensing, IP infringement, false advertising, earn-out issues, unfair competition, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, trade libel, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, and wrongful termination. He has also litigated complex matters involving real estate leases, construction contracts and insurance coverage.

A significant portion of Michael’s practice also involves a full range of employment counseling services to management and executives, including the creation, review and revision of virtually all types of employment-related agreements and documentation, as well as investigations and advice regarding employee misconduct.

Prior to Silicon Valley Law Group, Michael was a partner at Bergeson, LLP in San Jose, a partner with Tomlinson Zisko LLP in Palo Alto, and an associate with Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin & Friel LLP in San Jose. He serves as an Arbitrator and Settlement Judge with the Santa Clara County Superior Court, and is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California
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  • English
Professional Experience
Shareholder -- Chair of Business Litigation Group; Chair of Employment Practice
Silicon Valley Law Group
- Current
Bergeson, LLP
Tomlinson Zisko LLP
Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel LLP
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Inc.
Santa Clara University
J.D. (1988)
Comments Editor, SCU Law Review
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Stanford University
B.A. (1985)
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Professional Associations
Santa Clara County Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 138326
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Michael W. Stebbins' Website Profile
Silicon Valley Law Group Website
Silicon Valley Law Group Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Silicon Valley Law Group
One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 573-5700
Fax: (408) 573-5701
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