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Phil Michels

Phil Michels

Practice areas:

Child Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

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Principal of Philip Michels A.P.L.C. specializes in medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury and sexual abuse of children.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Child Injury: 34%
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 33%

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Philip Michels, A Professional Law Corporation

11755 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA, 90025-1543

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197305/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2010
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2009
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2008
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2007
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2007
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2006
Medical/Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2006
Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2003
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CaliforniaThe American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Legal Specialist: Medical Professional LiabilityThe State Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Trial Lawyer of the YearN/AN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Certified in Professional NegligenceAmerican Board of Professional Liability AttorneysN/A

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaPresident2011 - 2012
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesVice President2008 - 2008
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesTreasurer2005 - 2007
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2001 - 2005
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionMember1982 - 1985
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Board of Professional Liability AttorneysMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Committee on Rules and Procedures of CourtMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Resulted in $5.1 Million Settlement - Hospital Negligence Results in Multiple Unnecessary Transplants for Newborn5.1 million
Resulted in $8.15 Million Settlement - Newborn Left With Severe Brain Damage Due to Hospital Negligence8.15 million
Resulted in $5 Million Settlement - Woman Left with Cognitive Impairment Due to Hospital Negligence5 million

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Daily JournalPlaintiffs' Lawyers: Errors from Electronic Medical Records on the Rise2010
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesDevelopment and Resolution of Medical Malpractice Cases2010
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMarshalling Medical Evidence for Trial2009
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMedical Issues in Discovery2008
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesPreparing for and Taking a Defense Expert Deposition2007
AdvocateFinding and effectively using experts in a professional negligence case2007
AdvocateDeposition Strategies2005
AdvocateFinding and Retaining Experts in a Professional Negligence Case2005
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesPresenting the Best Case with An Unsympathetic Client2003
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesThe Psychology of Depositions2003
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesCommon Mistakes You Should Avoid in Medical Malpractice2002
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMotions in Limine2001
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesOpening Statement2001
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesStrategies for Dealing with the Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases1999
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesStrategies for Dealing with the Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases1999
AdvocateLiability of Pre-paid Health Plans for the Medical Malpractice of their Subcontracting Providers1982
Medical Trial Technique Quarterly and California Trial Lawyers Association ForumAttacking the Doubling Time Defense in Breast Cancer Cases1981
California Trial Lawyers Association JournalHow to Obtain and Use Experts in Medical Malpractice CasesN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - Santa BarbaraEnglishMA - Masters1969
University of California - Los AngelesMathematicsN/A1966

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas ConventionMalpractice Cases2010
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles New Lawyer SeminarTaking Depositions2009
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles New LawyerPsychology of Depositions & Marketing Tips for Your Practice2009
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas ConventionTechniques to Prepare and Take the Defense Expert’s Deposition2007
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas ConventionDealing with Unsympathetic Clients2004
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas ConventionAdvanced Trial Skills2003
Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Convention Chair of SubsectionModerator, Medical Malpractice Panel2002
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas ConventionDeposing Defendants Physician1999
Children's Center for Child Protection, San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment SyllabusUse of Videotaped Child Interviews in Civil Trials: Innovative Techniques, Technology and Trial Presentation1998
Consumer Attorneys of California, Las Vegas ConventionFinding and Retaining Experts in a Professional Negligence Case1997
California Trial Lawyers Association, San Francisco ConventionSelected Issues in Medical Malpractice1995
Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco ConventionOpening Statements in Medical Malpractice Cases1991
Consumer Attorneys of California, Newport Beach ConventionFinding Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases1986
California Trial Lawyers Association Convention SyllabusSelection and Aggressive Management of Cancer Cases1986
California Trial Lawyers Association ForumRecreational Accidents: Liability and Immunity of Public Entities1984