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Michael John Avenatti

Michael John Avenatti

also known as Michael J. Avenatti, Michael Avenatti

Practice areas:

Litigation, Class Action, Personal Injury

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About Me

Experienced attorney with skills in a variety of disciplines.  Managing Partner of Eagan Avenatti, LLP, focusing on complex litigation and transactions.  Since co-founding the firm, responsible for securing over $460 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, including a $41 million verdict after a five week jury trial in New Brunswick, New Jersey; a $80.5 million class action settlement against Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) in a case featured on 60 Minutes and in the international press (settlement reached in the middle of trial); and a $13 million plus verdict after a six week jury trial in Palm Beach, Florida (won every jury question as to every defendant). In 2015, prevailed against the National Football League in a two week jury trial in Federal District Court in Dallas, Texas after obtaining a Court order requiring Jerry Jones' to attend trial and be cross-examined.


 


In 2007, selected by the Daily Journal as one of California's top trial lawyers.  Have received numerous honors and awards, including being voted by my peers as the top trial lawyer of the year in 2009.


 


Following undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, and while in law school at George Washington University, served as a public relations consultant and strategist to litigants and political candidates on a national level.  After graduating from GW (where I presently serve on the Board of Advisors), the law school established the Michael J. Avenatti Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy, an annual award given to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who demonstrates excellence in pre-trial and trial advocacy.


 


Eagan Avenatti, LLP


Tel. (949) 706-7000

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Class Action: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (10-40%)

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Contact Info

Eagan Avenatti, LLP

450 Newport Center Drive, 2nd Floor
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2012
Alumni Achievement AwardGeorge Washington University2010
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers/Los Angeles Magazine2010
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2009
Trial Lawyer of the YearOrange County Trial Lawyers Association2009
Top 40 Professionals Under 40OC Metro Magazine2009
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2008
Top 100 Verdict in the United StatesNational Law Journal2008
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2007
Top 20 Lawyers under 40Daily Journal Corporation's2007
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2006
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2005
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers Magazine/Los Angeles Magazine2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Association of Business Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
George Washington University Law SchoolMember - Board of AdvisorsN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Cast Art Industries et al. v. KPMG et al.$40,000,000 Jury Verdict - Top 100 U.S. Verdict
Scott v. Service Corp. Intl.$80.5 million settlement during trial
Heritage Manor et al. v. Falcone et al.Verdict - $12,000,000

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A