|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor - Business||Avvo||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client Choice - Business||Avvo||2015|
|Commendatore (Knight Commander) nel Ordine al Merito||Republic of Italy||2006|
|Chevalier (Knight) Ordre des Arts et Lettres||France||1999|
|Chevalier (Knight) Ordre des Palmes academiques||France||1993|
|Top Attorney - Business||Avvo||N/A|
|Partner||Doland & Fraade||2006 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Michael Doland, Inc.||2004 - 2006|
|Partner||Doland & Gould||1978 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Trademark Association||Mediator||2000 - Present|
|FINRA||Arbitrator||2000 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, International Law Section||President||2007 - 2009|
|Italy America Chamber of Commerce West||President||1997 - 1999|
|French American Chamber of Commerce||President||1993 - 1996|
|Trademark Office Registration 3,902,534||Registration granted|
|See all legal cases|
|Recouvrement de creances||(French) Debt collection in USA||2009|
|Georgetown Univ Law Ctr||Law||law||1977|
|Givner Kaye webinar||International Trade - Common Errors and Issues||2013|
|Givner & Kaye seminars||Common Business Frauds and How to Avoid Them||2012|
|APRAM||US Developments in Web trademark piracy||2009|
Posted by anonymous
Michael Doland was very generous with his time before I hired him. He was full of bravado and was very confident in his handling of my case. Once he was hired, he seemed to flounder and lost at every turn. He failed to achieve any of the claims he made, and even made my case much worse.
Michael's sole negotiation strategy seems to be "Lawsuits are bad, so we should settle." Great, but it would be good if you offered a little more. For example, provide a legal position and support it with legal precedence. Michael did none of this.
Michael's billing was not generous. He charged me a ridiculous amount, almost 50% of the amount in dispute. Throughout the case, I repeatedly asked for the bill and he repeatedly told me he would send me one, but he never did until the very end. He never let me know that he greatly passed my retainer.
In the end, I felt, Michael Doland was ineffective and gave me a bill that didn't come close to the value he provided.
Posted by anonymous
Michael gave me superior advice regarding my situation. I'm very very thankful for his advice and it was 100% accurate. Thanks!
Justin McManus, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Doland's wide breadth of legal knowledge, skills and abilities is easily apparent in the many top quality answers he provides for Avvo questions. I endorse this attorney and would highly recommend his office for anyone needing legal services in the Los Angeles area.