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Michael John Appel

Michael John Appel

Practice areas:

Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Defective and Dangerous Products, Slip and Fall Accident

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About Me

For more than 30 years, Mike Appel has devoted his practice exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death cases. He represents clients throughout California, both in State and Federal courts.

Born and raised in Redondo Beach, Mike attended St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California, where he majored in English. He was an editor of the college’s literary magazine, "The Phoenix." He also played rugby for the Gaels, and was a member of the team that went on the first annual rugby tour of the East Coast. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. At graduation he also received the Alumni Medal for English.

In 1973, Mike received his Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California. He was admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the California Supreme Court.

Mike is also a part-time teacher at De La Salle High School in Concord, California. He teaches American Studies: The Law and AP Government & Politics. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (25-40%)

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Contact Info

Appel Law Firm LLP

One Walnut Creek Center 100 Pringle Avenue Suite 730
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Alumni Medal for EnglishSt. Mary’s College of California1970

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAppel Law Firm LLP1993 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1973
St. Mary’s College of CaliforniaEnglishBachelor of Arts1970