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Michael Akiva

Personal injury Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   5 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 1 year
    California - CA 17 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WA
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Mr. Akiva handles all types of personal injury claims, including auto accidents, slip and falls, animal attacks, serious and whiplash injuries, and wrongful death.

    15 years, 400 cases

  3. Slip and fall accident
    20%

  4. Wrongful death
    20%

  5. Animal and dog bites
    10%

PROTECTING YOU SINCE 1972.

Michael Akiva is Managing Partner of Jacoby & Meyers. Having started his career as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, a prestigious, global corporate law firm, Michael quickly realized that representing big corporations was not for him. After leaving the firm, Michael dedicated himself to fighting for the rights of the injured.

Verdicts & Settlements:

$5.1 Million | Auto v. Truck
$2.5 Million | Auto v. Auto
$1.5 Million | Slip and Fall
$1.5 Million | Auto v. Bus
$1.5 Million | Auto v. Auto
$1.375 Million | Auto v. Auto
$1.35 Million | Auto v. Auto
$1.3 Million | Auto v. Auto
$1.25 Million | Auto v. Pedestrian
$1.1 Million | Auto v. Auto
$1 Million | Truck v. Motorcycle
$1 Million | Products Liability Burn Case

Education:

J.D. UCLA School of Law, Editor, UCLA Law Review
B.S., Finance, University of Southern California, Magna cum laude

Memberships & Associations:

California Bar
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Committee Member, LACBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
Member NAPIL
Super Lawyers
Consumer Attorneys of California

Awards

Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

Location

Jacoby & Meyers
10900 Wilshire Blvd
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by deya517 | August 12, 2013
Reliable & Trustworthy!!
Michael and his team were very professional. They dealt with everything in my two cases I had. They took away all worries and concerns. I am very happy to say I had them to help me out.
Posted by Nate | August 12, 2013
The first honest personal injury attorney
I brought a dog bit case to Michael about 18 months ago and he really went after the owners. They refused to just pay medical bills at first and went silent. Not only did Michael take them to court, he prevailed in short order. He kept me informed every step of the way and I really felt that he advised me in my best interests, instead of what would make him the most money. In the end, Michael probably made less money by advising me how he did, but I feel that he gave me the right direction and it all worked out as well as it could have. His office staff is very professional and they always remembered who I was. I would recommend Michael and his firm 1000 times over.
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Posted by Shirley | August 1, 2013
Excellent Lawyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent Lawyer!!! Mr Akvia was responsive to my needs as his client involving my auto accident. He and his team were more than helpful. I would recommend such a professional lawyer with a southern heart to anyone indeed. Best Wishes!
Posted by Michael | March 26, 2013
Very professional and helpful
Michael and his team was very helpful and professional through the whole process of my two car accidents. He tried very hard to find everything for me and make it easy on my end. I was pleased working with him and I believe he genuinely cares about his clients.
Posted by Alex | March 4, 2013
He did a great job!
I felt like I didn't have to do much. He handled everything for me and I was satisfied with the outcome of my case.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • 2006 - 2009

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Services LACBA Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
  • During the Tender Offer or Some Time Around it: Helping Courts Interpret the Best-Price Rule
  • 2006
  • UCLA CLSA
  • Rethinking Delaware's Response to Director Flight
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (17)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Akiva as an attorney. His Avvo responses are concise yet informative and shows a depth of his understanding of the law."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Akiva is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Communications and media Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a true subject matter expert with the skills and experience to handle even the most complex matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Friend
"Mike is an excellent attorney. He genuinely cares about his clients, their health and their recoveries. Mike is also very organized and is diligent in his representation of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Akiva is a phenomenal personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Personal injury Lawyer Michael Akiva
Michael Akiva
Personal injury Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 17 years
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