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About Me

Michael J. Rouhani received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1992 from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, where he also earned a Certificate of Specialization in International Law. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1992.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Institute of Political Studies of Paris, France. He holds four law degrees (D.E.U.G., Licence, Maitrise, and D.E.A.) from the University of Paris Law School. He received training at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. He also holds a Real Estate Broker License.

In addition to the California Supreme Court, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He is accredited by the French Consulate General in San Francisco. 

For the past twenty years, he has been representing Businesses and Individuals, Plaintiffs and Defendants, and Debtors and Creditors in Both State and Federal Courts in: Civil Trials, Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Consumer Law and Litigation, Real Estate Law and Litigation, Landlord and Tenant Litigation, Employment Litigation, Trade Secrets Litigation, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings, ADA Litigation, DMV Hearings, Appeals, Contracts Drafting and Negotiation, Business Formation, International Law, Immigration Law, Binding Arbitration, Mediation, Anti-SLAPP Motions, and Banking Law.

He was commended by the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Pro Bono Project of Santa ClaraCounty for his contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services.


Languages Spoken: French, English, Spanish, Farsi, Italian

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Insurance: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Rouhani. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Michael J. Rouhani

2005 De La Cruz Boulevard
Suite 216
Santa Clara, CA, 95050-3024



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Accredited AttorneyConsulate General of France in San Francisco1998 - Present
Law PartnerRichter & Rouhani1996 - 1999
FounderLaw Offices of Michel J. Rouhani1993 - 2015
Civil & Criminal Law AssociateFranklin Harris Law Firm1993 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara CountyMichel J. Rouhani1993 - 1994
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Law Offices of Michel J. Rouhani6 figure Judgment for Plaintiff
Law Offices of Michel J. RouhaniMulti-Million Dollar Settlement
Law Offices of Michel J. RouhaniTrials and Settlements
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Publication NameTitleDate
Appropriations Privees du Domaine Publique MaritimeMichel J Rouhani1979
Les Echanges Franco-IraniensMichel J rouhani1978
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawN/A1997
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawN/A1996
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Golden Universty School of LawLawN/A1992
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawN/A1980
Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)Political ScienceN/A1980
The Hague Academy of International LawLawN/A1979
University of Paris 2 Law SchoolLawMasters1978