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Unlike many other lawyers, I had the privilege of working outside the legal profession, giving me the perspective of real world issues from the lenses of my clients.
Before becoming a lawyer, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, I held several positions in sales for various Fortune 1000 companies. I gained significant insight and experience that to this day, cultivates the manner in which I deliver legal services to my clients. I believe that consultative guidance is necessary, whether it's resolving a business transaction or litigating a personal injury claim.
I am a son, husband, father, "pops", friend,...
Michael received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 2002. He earned his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009. While in law school, Michael was a Notes Editor and Staff Associate of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. He also earned the top grade in his Legal Writing I class and was placed on the Honor Roll and the National Dean's List. For experience, Michael interned for the Office of the Attorney General and clerked for the San Diego Superior Court, East County, for the Honorable Laura W. Halgren.
Michael is licensed to practice law...
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