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Michael Cerrati has over eight years of experience in litigation, with a special emphasis on intellectual property and business disputes, in state and federal courts in South Carolina and California.  He has handled all aspects of litigation, from trademark and copyright litigation in federal court to successfully representing corporations, large commercial lenders and regional banks in contentious litigation proceedings in state court.  In addition, Michael routinely represents trademark clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as in domain name disputes in a variety of forums.


Michael’s litigation experience allows him to effectively counsel clients on complex business decisions and guide them through transactions with an emphasis on minimizing future conflicts.  In addition to general business litigation, he has significant experience in prosecuting, defending, drafting and negotiating non-compete and confidentiality provisions in business contracts so that the trade secrets, methods, systems, products, and intellectual property developed and created over the course of the relationship are adequately protected with the ownership rights clearly defined.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 25%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Jolley Law Group, LLC

Po Box 22230
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29925-2230


SCGood Standing200811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJolley Law Group, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyFinger & Fraser, P.A.2008 - 2014
AttorneyPatel & Alumit, P.C.2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina BarMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Hilton Head Island Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology LawVideo Game Music: Where it Came From, How it is Being Used Today, and Where it is Heading Tomorrow2006
Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the AmericasPresidential Reelection in Costa Rica: Oscar Arias’ Second Bid Hits a Procedural Obstacle2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of VermontSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2001