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
Hourly ($175-460/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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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
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2015|
|2015 Best for False Claims Act-California||AI Legal Awards||2015|
|Best Full Service Consumer Law Firm - California||AI Legal Awards||2015|
|2014 Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2014|
|Senior Associate||Sheppard Mullin Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP||1999 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Filipino Children's Foundation||Member, Contributor||2014 - Present|
|Glendale Civil Service Commission||Commissioner||2014 - Present|
|Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of Court||Member||2011 - Present|
|Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pilipino American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Mojarro v. Nation Star||Favorable settlement and rescission of foreclosure|
|Diffine et al. v. Ocwen Loan Servicing||Confidential favorable settlement for individual plaintiffs|
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|University of California School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of California||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Monthly Membership Meeting||How I can help you develop more business||2014|