With over 20 years of experience, Michael McMahon focuses his practice at Carmel & Naccasha LLP primarily on civil litigation in the areas of employment, business, public agency, and real estate law.
Mike has substantial background representing both private businesses and public agencies. Practicing law since 1992, he has tried cases on behalf of one of the country’s largest telecommunications companies. He routinely provides extensive advice and counsel to clients on employment-related matters and has grown his practice to also include land use matters.
Mike has handled cases on behalf of numerous cities and special districts in southern California and on the Central Coast. He is familiar with the Tort Claims Act, public entity defenses and immunities and writ proceedings. He has represented public agencies including the City of Arroyo Grande, Cambria Community Services District, San Miguel Community Services District and Templeton Community Services District. Mike regularly represents public agencies on employment related matters from initial discipline to trial. He also has experience conducting personnel investigations and provides advice and counsel on labor and employment issues to local businesses.
Mike moved to San Luis Obispo County in 2005, taking a position as a Court Attorney with the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. At the Court, Mike dealt with a wide range of civil matters, researching and drafting memoranda to SLO County Superior Court judges with recommended rulings on contested matters. These cases involved real estate transactions, boundary disputes, insurance matters, class actions, actions by and against public agencies and petitions for writs of administrative mandate. Mike also regularly served as a judge pro tem during his tenure as a Court Attorney.
Mike joined Carmel & Naccasha LLP in 2007. In 2009, Mike opened the firm’s Paso Robles office, where he continues to practice. Since then, the Paso Robles office has grown to include four attorneys, a paralegal and legal assistant.
Mike has been involved in his home community of Paso Robles as a youth sports coach and in the High School and Middle School Mock Trial Competition. He is also an avid bicyclist, logging thousands of miles per year on San Luis Obispo County roads and is the North County representative of the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Advisory Committee.
While at Arizona State University earning his J.D., Mike was senior note and comment editor of the Arizona State Law Journal and a writing instructor for first year legal research and writing.
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Mike, a partner at our firm, is an incredible asset and a superlative lawyer. He is proactive, incredibly bright and very efficient. Mike excels at business and transactional work but is a natural litigation. Since he has joined our firm in 2007 Mike has expanded his work with public agencies, insurance companies and real estate matters. He handles every new challenge with an immeasurable drive to succeed. We are extremely lucky to have Mike as a partner and as a friend. I recommend him without reservation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Paul Harris Fellow||Rotary Club of Paso Robles||2010|
|Partner||Carmel & Naccasha, LLP||2007 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes||2006 - 2007|
|Court Attorney||San Luis Obispo County Superior Court||2005 - 2006|
|Senior Counsel||SBC Legal Department||1999 - 2005|
|Senior Associate||Haight Brown & Bonesteel||1993 - 1999|
|Associate||Edwin J. Richards & Associates||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Templeton Chamber of Commerce||Director||2014 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Paso Robles||Member||2009 - 2011|
|Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal||Admitted to Practice||2009 - Present|
|AYSO Region 741||Legal Counsel||2008 - 2011|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce||Member||2006 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||1999 - Present|
|Landwatch v. Cambria Community Services District||Victory for our client, Cambria Community Services District|
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|Carmel & Naccasha Website||The Life Cycle of a Civil Lawsuit Before Trial||2010|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of California - Irvine||N/A||History||1988|