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Mike is a native Californian and has been practicing law for over 15 years. He graduated from UCLA with highest honors and received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law). Mike formerly served in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to opening his firm, Michael worked for at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. While at Sheppard Mullin, he represented Fortune 100 companies including Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. He has been recognized several times as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine.

In 2009, Mike founded the Jaurigue Law Group (JLG) to better serve consumers, small business owners, and disadvantaged communities. He realized that many small businesses, families, and individuals could not afford the high rates of big law firms; nevertheless, they also needed and deserved high quality and compassionate legal representation. Mike opened his law firm with this cornerstone belief: everyone deserves great lawyers who care.

JLG opened 6 years ago in Glendale, California in 2009. In March 2012, JLG expanded and added a Northern California office in San Jose, California.  In 2014, JLG added an office in San Francisco, Calfifornia.  JLG currently has 7 attorneys between the three offices.

Mike currently splits his time between Glendale and San Jose. He adores his wife, Alex, and daughters, Quynh, Kaily and Phibee. He believes in living life to the fullest, with a positive attitude, the right priorities, integrity, discipline and passion.


Languages spoken: English, Tagalog, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    17 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    17 years, 200 cases
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    17 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($175-460/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Michael is very experienced and skilled in litigation in a variety of practice areas. He is an especially strong advocate for consumers and small businesses.


    Nam Le Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joseph M. Hekmat

    I've worked with Michael on several cases and am constantly impressed by the service he gives to every client, notwithstanding his busy schedule. It's always a pleasure to work with attorneys of his competence and character.


    Joseph Hekmat Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Jaurigue Law Group

114 N. Brand Blvd.
Suite. 200
Glendale, CA, 91203

Jaurigue Law Group

2092 Concourse Dr.
San Jose, CA, 95131



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2015
2015 Best for False Claims Act-CaliforniaAI Legal Awards2015
Best Full Service Consumer Law Firm - CaliforniaAI Legal Awards2015
2014 Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2005
Rising StarSuperLawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateSheppard Mullin Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP1999 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Filipino Children's FoundationMember, Contributor2014 - Present
Glendale Civil Service CommissionCommissioner2014 - Present
Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of CourtMember2011 - Present
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pilipino American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mojarro v. Nation StarFavorable settlement and rescission of foreclosure
Diffine et al. v. Ocwen Loan ServicingConfidential favorable settlement for individual plaintiffs
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Membership MeetingHow I can help you develop more business2014