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Michael Laurence Fell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Consumer Protection

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Languages Spoken: Farsi, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Juvenile: 15%
  4. Consumer Protection: 5%

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Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Brian Neal Gurwitz

    During his 18 years as an Orange County prosecutor, Michael Fell earned a strong reputation with judges, his peers, and opposing counsel. He was an extremely effective trial attorney known for his integrity and dedication to justice. Whether he was trying serious cases, mentoring the younger attorneys he supervised, or comforting crime victims, Mike was a model public servant who represented the People’s interests with dedication and class. The reputation Mike developed as a prosecutor will serve his clients well now that he has entered private practice. Many attorneys are effective in the courtroom. Some are caring and dedicated to their clients. Very few, like Mike, combine these skills into a single package. I would refer a friend or family member to him without hesitation.

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    Brian Gurwitz Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Robert Richard Holmen

    I have known Mike Fell for his entire legal career. He is a person of high integrity, great intelligence, strong insight and a passion for his profession and clients. I highly recommend Mike.

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    Robert Holmen Intellectual Property Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Office of Michael L. Fell

900 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA, 92620

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Voted one of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Orange CountyOC Metro Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense AttorneysThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Voted one of top criminal defense attorneys in Orange CountyOC Metro Magazine2013
Voted one of top criminal defense attorneys in Orange CountyOC Metro Magazines2012
Voted one of top criminal defense attorneys in Orange CountyOC Metro Magazine2011
Diligent Prosecutor AwardMothers Against Drunk Driving2006
Ambassador of PeaceVictims Rights Coalition of Orange County2003
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Service Programs/Victim Assistance Programs2002
Outstanding Service awardMothers Against Drunk Driving1996
Outstanding Service AwardMothers Against Drunk Driving1995
Lawyer of the Year - Mock Trial CompetitionConstitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/CEOLaw Office of Michael L. Fell, A Professional Corporation2009 - Present
Senior California Trial CounselFeinberg Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt LLP2008 - 2009
Senior Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's Office1989 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys - Civic Action CommitteeBoard Member2007 - 2007
Orange County Attorneys' AssociationBoard Member2006 - 2007
Westminster Police DepartmentChief's Advisory Board Member2003 - 2004
Orange County Department of Education - "Safe From The Start"Committee Member2003 - 2004
Juvenile Justice Education Together (JJET)Program Coordinator2002 - 2004
Orange County Constitutional Rights FoundationPeer Court Advisory Panel2002 - 2004
Juvenile Justice CommissionAdvisory Member2002 - 2004
Children's Services Coordination CommitteeDistrict Attorney Representative2002 - 2004
Steinberg Leadership InstituteChair2001 - 2002
Anti-Defamation LeagueBoard of Directors2001 - 2004
Steinberg Leadership InstituteParticipant2000 - 2001
Orange County Constitutional Rights FoundationPeer Court Advisory Panel1999 - 2000
Orange County Constitutional Rights FoundationBoard of Directors1997 - 2001
Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys - Civic Action CommitteeBoard Member1997 - 1998
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1997 - 2006
Orange County Fire Authority - Juvenile Fire Setting Offenders ProgramCommittee Advisory Panel1997 - 2004
Orange County Bar Association - Judicial Evaluations CommitteeCommittee Member/Sub-committee Chair1996 - 1997
Orange County Bar AssociationYouth-in-the-Law Day Coordinator1996 - 2000
Association of Orange County Deputy District AttorneysPresident1995 - 1997
California District Attorneys AssociationMember1995 - 2008
Orange County Constitutional Rights FoundationMock Trial Committee Member1995 - 2004
Association of Orange County Deputy District AttorneysTreasurer1994 - 1995
Orange County Inns of Court - Banyard Inn of CourtMember1992 - 1993
Orange County Inns of Court - Legion Lex Inn of CourtMember1991 - 1992
Orange County Constitutional Rights FoundationHigh school coach, attorney scorer, judge1990 - 2005
Association of Orange County Deputy District AttorneysMember1989 - 2008
Loyola Law ReviewEditor1988 - 1989
Loyola Law ReviewStaff Writer1987 - 1988

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Orange County Lawyer MagazineUnderstanding and Utilizing Marsy's Law2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate1989
Univ of California Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Whittier Law SchoolCriminal Justice2012
Saddleback ChurchIncarcerated Loved Ones2012
Dino and Nelson Radio Show 1150 AMMarsy's Law and Criminal Justice2012
State Bar of California Annual ConventionCriminal Restitution2011
San Diego POMC (Parents of Murdered Children)Marsy's Law and The Criminal Justice System2010
Orange County POMC (Parents of Murdered Children)Marsy's Law and The Criminal Justice System2010
Irvine Rotary ClubMarsy's Law and The Criminal Justice System2010
Alliant UniversityMarsy's Law and The Criminal Justice System2010
Law DayFourth Amendment school searches2007
District Attorney TrainingProsecution of Child Pornography2003
The Prosecution of Hate CrimesThe Prosecution of Hate Crimes2002
Remembering 9/11Racial tolerance in light of 9/112002
Remembering 9/11The Impact of 9/11 from the eyes of Orange County's Hate Crime Prosecutor2002
Juvenile Law UpdateProsecution of Juvenile Offenders2000
Criminal Law for the Civil PractitionerCriminal Law and Corporate Responsibility1998
Anti-Defamation League Hate Crime SeminarModerator - Hate Crimes in Orange County1997