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Michael Baimas Margolis

Michael Baimas Margolis

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Business

Michael Margolis

About Me

Languages Spoken: Mandarin

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Robert Michel Dawson

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for over 30 years, have been his adversary twice, and have refered him matters repeatedly. He is one of the very best lawyers I have known, an extraordinary litigator and trusted advisor to his clients, and uniquely effective. if I needed a lawyer, he would be my first call.


    Robert Dawson General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Mike on a number of matters over the years and consider him to be both an outstanding attorney and trial lawyer. Mike has a unique ability to understand complex business and commercial matters and to reduce them to their simplest, common sense elements in order to present them in a compelling and understandable manner to the court and jury. His ability to identify, understand and articulate creative solutions to key issues and to respond on his feet is superior to that of many of his peers. If I am ever in need of co-counsel on a complex matter, he is the first attorney I would call.


    Greer Lang
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Blank Rome LLP

2029 Century Park East, Sixth Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Global RecognitionChambers Global2015
Top 100 AttorneysLos Angeles Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Profiling ArticleDaily Journal2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012
Super LawerSuper Lawyers2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBlank Rome LLP2014 - Present
Founding PartnerMargolis & Tisman LLP1990 - Present
PartnerMargolis Law Offices1984 - 1990
AttorneyLittler Mendelson1979 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cornell Law AssociationExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Asia Society - Southern CaliforniaExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
Cornell Law Alumni AssociationExecutive Committee Member2009 - 2012
Jessup International Moot Court CompetitionJudge, Chinese National Rounds2006 - 2009
Hong Kong Association of Southern CaliforniaDirector2006 - Present
Cornell Law ReviewNote Editor1978 - 1979

Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles Business JournalLos Angeles Must Make Chinese Money Feel at Home2014
Financial Times' FDI MagazineUS Top Destination for Chinese FDI2014
Federal Publications“At-Will Termination in California”1984
Federal Publications“Arbitration”1981

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Hampshire CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Building Business Friendships in a Time of US-China TensionModerator2014
Chinese CEO ForumLegal Challenges for Chinese Companies Doing Business in the U.S.2013
Preventative Law SeminarOunce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure2012
Correcting Toxic Employee EnvironmentsThe Toxic Employee2012
Beijing University Alumni Annual MeetingAbout the Asia Society2012
Managing Legal Risks and Disputes in the U.S.Litigation Risk in the U.S.2011
Employment Law UpdateEmployment Litigation2010