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About Me

Michael R. Williams is a business litigator who handles cases involving a wide range of legal issues, including commercial contract and real estate disputes, business torts, trade secrets, professional negligence, employment discrimination, and insurance recovery.  He has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of state and federal litigation, as well as in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.  Mike has been voted a “rising star” among Southern California litigators in a survey published by Los Angeles Magazine.


Practice Areas


  1. Insurance: 40%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    17 years
  3. Securities & Investment Fraud: 10%
    17 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
    17 years

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Contact Info

Bienert Miller & Katzman

903 Calle Amanecer
Suite 350
San Clemente, CA, 92673



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Special Recognition AwardPublic Law Center of Orange County2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
Order of the CoifUniverity of California at Davis School of Law1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerConnor, Fletcher & Williams, LLP2007 - 2013
AttorneyIrell & Manella1997 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
PLC Board Governance Task ForceChair2014 - Present
Public Law CenterImmediate Past President2014 - Present
Public Law CenterPresident2012 - Present
Public Law CenterVice President2011 - 2011
PLC Volunteers for Justice Dinner CommitteeCo-Chair2009 - 2010
Public Law Center of Orange CountyExecutive Committee2009 - Present
PLC Silent Auction CommitteeCo-chair2008 - 2009
Orange County Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionChairman2007 - 2008
Public Law Center of Orange CountyBoard Member2002 - Present
UC Davis School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard Member2000 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)Member1998 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJuris Doctor1997
California State University NorthridgePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Art of Cross-ExaminationLitigation2014
The Allen E. Broussard Presentation on Professionalism and CivilityEthics2014
The Examination of Witnesses Before TrialLitigation2011
New Statutes, New Rules, and New CasesLitigation2011
New Statutes, New Rules, and New CasesLitigation2010
The Examination of Witnesses Before TrialDepositions and Discovery2008
Litigation DodgeballLitigation Avoidance2008
Recent Developments in the Anti-SLAPP StatuteLitigation2004