Advises a wide range of Los Angeles and California clients across a number of areas of law.Knows Internet law, and has a thorough understanding of the Internet, network & computer forensics.Knows computer law, and has a thorough understanding of the Internet, network & computer forensics.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers In California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top Lawyers In California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Best Lawyer (nominated)||LegalForce Media||2008|
|Top Criminal Attorney (nominated)||The Cochran Firm||2005|
|Attorney||Michael K. Cernyar, Esq. A Professional Corporation||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||The Cochran Firm||2004 - 2005|
|Attorney/Law Clerk||Law Offices of Charles Pereyra-Suarez||2001 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2013 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Croatian Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Internet Attorneys Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Attorney Member||N/A|
|California Public Defenders Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|NORML Legal Committee||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Harbor Winds II||Secretary||2001 - 2005|
|Harbor Winds II||Past Secretary/Treasurer||1995 - 2000|
|Harbor Winds II||President||1991 - 1994|
|People v. Kibriya||All cyberstalking & harassment charges dismissed at prelim|
|People v. McCahon||Murder charge dismissed at prelim|
|People v. Robert Blake||Acquitted of Murder|
|See all legal cases|
|America Now News||Sextortion: Why You Should Never Keep Intimate Photos On Your Phone||2014|
|KGO, San Francisco||Iphone Theft Ring||2013|
|Gil Gross Radio Show||Cell Phone Blackmail||2013|
|E-Commerce Law & Policy||Government, Industry Join in Paying Lip Service to Piracy Fight||2013|
|KABC News||Woman's Cellphone Theft Turns Into Nightmare||2013|
|America Now News||An Innocent Picture Could Be Photoshopped Into A Racy One||2013|
|E-Commerce Law Report||Kinder, Gentler, Perhaps More Annoying Copyright Alert System Coming Soon||2012|
|Technology Times||FTC Slams Door on Tech Support Scammers||2012|
|CTV News||The Verdict with Paula Todd||2007|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|California State University, Long Beach||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Purdue University||Computer Engineering||N/A||1978|
|St. Anthony Career Day||Career Day||2014|
|St. Anthony's Career Day||Career Day||2013|
|Chapman University School of Law: Nexus Journal of Law and Policy Symposium-Privacy and the Internet||Privacy & the Internet||2013|
|Tincher School Law Day||Law Day||2008|
Posted by Courtney
When I thought my case was impossible, Michael came to the rescue. His knowledge of internet forensics is beyond impressive. I cannot thank him and his team enough for all of their hard work.
Posted by Shawn Paul
YES, I highly recommend Michael as a Super Lawyer.
Michael took my case to the full jury trial because the issue was politically sensitive and he beat the pants off the Prosecutor & the Judge, so much the prosecutor commented such and shook his hand at the end. WINS unanimously in less than 40 minutes of Jury deliberation!
Michael is a Law driven expert who is data, evidence driven, this Super Lawyer which fights to WIN & thrives on taking the full case through the full court system (Jury Trail). He has a deep understanding of Technology, various Industry and expert in aligning the case to make the needs with client expectations.
As a Legal leader, act as a consistent advocate and champion for use of Legal, regulatory compliance, standard methods, tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging. He has a passion for creative and innovative technical solutions to understand how a Jury would see things, while ensuring that cost conscientious and executes best road map for your desired results are feasible and deliverable.
Although the experience is troubling for anyone to have to go to court, Michael takes the burden away & off the client.
Jacek Lentz, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
In the course of my career as a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles I have had the honor and privilege to know dozens and dozens of criminal defense lawyers. I have known a handful whom I would recommend without hesitation to a potential client or fellow lawyer. Among such handful, there is a few, no more than perhaps 3 or so, whom I would trust without slightest hesitation if I ever found myself in trouble. Michael is among the elite criminal defense attorneys whom I can always rely on for help and advice and who, I know from personal experience, always provides the best client representation possible. Michael is an excellent and experienced attorney with significant intellectual and writing skills, as well as great courtroom presence and trial experience. One cannot go wrong with Michael. I endorse him without any reservation.
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