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     I am a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, the only one in Redwood City as of 6/24/14.  I have been practicing this law for 30 years.  I am also on the Labor Commitee of the California Applicant's Attorney's Association, the organization for California Workers' Compensation Atttornies.  I have published articles in CAAMents, the CAAA house magazine, getMedlegal Magazine and many other publications over time.

     Before becoming a lawyer, I worked for the AFL-CIO for 10 years in a variety of capacities organizing the Frontlash voter registration project from the San Francisco Labor Council, union and political organizer, a stint on the Hubert Humphrey campaign for President and running a project to promote traning programs and job placement for the disadvantaged.

     I started my law practice in San Francisco in 1984 and moved it to Redwood City in 1996. 

     For relaxation, I perform on the guitar and vocals at the San Gregorio Store and other venues and I surf.


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  1. Workers Compensation: 100%

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    Michael Grimes always goes the extra mile for his clients and colleagues. He has a big mind and big heart. During the many years he has been my colleague, I have admired the skill, energy, and integrity he brings to his work. I endorse him wholeheartedly.


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795 4th Ave #207
Redwood City, CA, 94063-3936


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Francisco State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A