THE LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL DOUKAS is a general business and consumer law practice that focuses on problem solving and litigation.
Attorney Michael Doukas negotiates and litigates to resolve business problems, including defending allegations of fraud and contract disputes.
For consumers, he resolves issues of abuse from creditors and debt collectors, defends consumers through trial in debt collection lawsuits, provides limited-scope representation to defendants who want to represent themselves, advocates for victims of identity theft, and helps clients who have credit report inaccuracies.
Some people who are sued by creditors want to represent themselves, Attorney Doukas helps such Defendants representthemselves with his help on an "as needed" basis. Many times he buys them time to decide what is best. He settles cases for them. Mr. Doukas finds this kind of supportive, limited-scope representation very satisfying.
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PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS or want to explore whether Mr. Doukas can help you with a legal problem. Get a free telephonic consultation of your options for up to 20 minutes.
Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Dedication and Service||North County Bar Association||2014|
|Outstanding Dedication and Service||North County Bar Association||2013|
|Outstanding Dedication and Service||North County Bar Association||2012|
|Outstanding Dedication and Service||North County Bar Association||2011|
|Certificate, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Panel||North County Bar Association||2010|
|Outstanding Dedication and Service||North County Bar Association||2005|
|Exemplary Dedication and Extraordinary Contributions||North County Bar Association||1998|
|Air Force Organizational Excellance Award||United States Air Force||1982|
|National Defense Service Medal||United States Navy||1970|
|Attorney||Law Office of Michael Doukas||2003 - Present|
|Partner||Doukas & Hewell||1997 - 2002|
|Attorney||Michael Ernest Doukas||1994 - 1997|
|Consultant||Doukas Group||1987 - 1994|
|Project Manager||US Air Force||1979 - 1987|
|Associate Mathematician||Westinghouse Electric Corporation||1978 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North County Bar Association||Treasurer||2015 - 2015|
|North County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2013 - 2015|
|California Western School of Law||Judge, Moot Court Honors Board||2012 - 2012|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|San Diego Superior Court||Pro Tem Judge||2000 - 2001|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||1998 - Present|
|North County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted to Practice||1994 - Present|
|Thies v. Law Offices of William A. Wyman, et al. (S.D. Cal., July 23, 1997) 969 F.Supp. 604||Federal Judge Rudi Brewster held that the FDCPA applies to the collection of delinquent homeowner association fees. The case changed the way such debts are collected In California immediately and has been cited nationally.|
|Wieden vs. Cross-defendant (class action cross-complaint) Riverside Superior Court, Case No. INC 047177||The total monetary value of the settlement to Class Members (312 consumers) was approximately $3,699,000 on a claims-made basis.|
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|North County Lawyer Magazine||Limiting Your Rights to Privacy in Collections||2011|
|North County Lawyer Magazine||From The Used Car Trenches||2004|
|North County Lawyer Magazine||LRS Benefits Consumers to the Tune of $8.7 Million||2000|
|North County Lawyer Magazine||Judge Brewster Brings HOA Collections Under Federal Law||1997|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|American University||Computer Science||Other - Masters||1979|
|McDaniel College||Philosohpy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Bankruptcy Section||Selected FDCPA Issues for Bankruptcy Counsel||2015|
|Bankruptcy Section||Practical Credit Reporting Litigation||2012|
|Dealing with Debt Seminar||Dealing with Debt||2011|
|CRES Insurance Services||Debt and Credit||2011|
|Bankruptcy Section||FDCPA Violations for the Bankruptcy Practicioner||2011|
|Business-Real Estate Section||Selected Consumer Issues||2002|
|Bankruptcy Section||Consumer Issues for Bankruptcy Counsel||2000|