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Michael D. Terani

Personal injury Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.9   13 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Personal injury
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    Highly respected personal injury attorney passionately advocating the rights of those injured in any accident.

    17 years, 4,000 cases

Oakwood Legal Group, based in Beverly Hills, is California’s premier personal injury law firm. We represent clients across California including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, San Diego and the Bay Area.  Our lawyers are armed with sophisticated legal training from some of the nation’s top law schools, including Harvard Law School. We’ve recovered millions for our clients and successfully handle personal injury, accident and wrongful death matters with skilled, knowledgeable and aggressive representation throughout the course of your legal matter.

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/01/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael Terani
470 S San Vicente Blvd.
Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Alicia | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations by a ton
First time having been through such a thing and I found OLG online. They were responsive and professional and kept it real with me. Took care of everything and I am shocked by the outcome!
Posted by Joseph | May 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision I Could’ve Made
Mike and his staff were absolutely incredible. Couldn’t be happier with the guidance and representation I received for my truck accident case. Thank you.
Posted by Wes | December 22, 2013
Good people - good law firm - good job
I was unfamiliar with the legal processes, even though I have a college degree and took some legal classes in college. things are very different in the real legal world i come to realize later. I was close to having everything taken away and my life turned upside down. I contacted terani law firm and they took care of everything so that now I'm all good i am very satisfied with how they did everything. Very professional company.
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Posted by Sharona | November 10, 2013
Sending him all the good car-ma right back!
Wow! totally unexpected! I had called the personal injury department for some advice on a red light accident -- and he called me back within 5 minutes, gave me clear advice, and recommended particular strategies for proving I wasn't ast fault! -- all pro bono...before I even committed to hiring them! I super appreciate his time, honesty and sound advice -- and will have no hesitancy in contacting him for anything that may come up in the future! Sending him all the good car-ma right back!
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Posted by Becky | November 8, 2013
they went above and beyond what i ever imagined
after i got into my accident and requested a free consultation online i got calls from like 10 law firms. first of all, they were the FIRST to call back. secondly, they literally answered every question i had - but the part i respected the most was that some of there answers were "it is too soon to guess". i respected the honesty. they told me after they got the police report and looked into everything they would have better idea of my case, and that was exactrly right. if you have dealt with law firms you know that they will just tell you anything to make you hire them. terani law and their staff, matt cindy ivonne they were just a pleasure to deal with. responsive and honest and open...and passionate too. the only reason i gave a 4 on one category about being informed is becuase i still don't understand some of the way the process works...i guess maybe since i'm not a lawyer lol? simply put though, they treat you like family and when you're stressed out you don't know who to trust. this firm is good at what they do.
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Posted by George | July 20, 2013
if you want a law firm that won't BS you call them
all i know is that they always answered my questions, and they actually cared. they even had ivonne call me to check in voluntarily which I thought was really cool. all in all great experience.
Posted by Brock | May 21, 2013
Noble was awesome and Thomas was even better...thanks boys
only reason i didn't give 5 stars on the responsiveness and kept me informed part is because sometimes i would have to wait a day or two for a return call, but honestly that's still amazing compared to most law firms. not to mention i would call way more than i should have. best part was that they charge a flat fee so you know how much you are going to pay from the outset. whether or not it gets taken care of in a week or a year, you can call and email and not worry about bills being sent to you for 15 minute phone calls. i loved it and i think it's awesome that they had the office with processing and support in BH and then my attorney was local to me. just a well run law firm. thanks fellas (and girls too)
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Posted by Thomas | May 17, 2013
client service and knowledge of the legal game - you'll be happy with them
mike, matt and their staff are really on top of their legal game....calling me back after hours and even replying to texting. can't complain at all. the legal process is really LONG and stressful and just annoying but they make it as enjoyable as possible under the circumstances
Posted by Jason | October 15, 2012
thanks again terani law firm
i also thanked you guys in person, gave a testimonial and a trustlink quote lol i just want to let others know how great my case manager was and how tough my attorney was. i knew he would be busy and i wouldn't get so much face time and although that pissed me off while i was going through all this, i realized it was well worth it. that's what mckoy was for. thanks again
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Posted by Sheila | April 23, 2012
Tough law firm that know's what they're doing
they know what they're doing. sometimes i wanted to speak to my attorney and case manager more but i admit i was very stressed out and sometimes im high strung. thankfully they put up with me and took care of my criminal charges where it wouldn't effect my record. i'm a nurse. thanks.
Posted by Roger | November 4, 2011
prosecutor will be shakin' in his boots
i got gaffled up on a BS felony. hired terani law firm after my boss recommended me. they literally kicked ass, only with their knowledge. it was awesome. justice was served baby!
Posted by David | May 4, 2011
Best Lawyer
Best decision I ever made in my life.
Posted by Hillary | July 19, 2013
one of the few good ones
it's hard to give 5 stars because i just don't think that exists with any company and especially law firms when you're so damn stressed out and lost. maybe you give a 5 stars to like a hotel or somewhere you go on vacation? anyways, for law firms, they're damn good. caring, knowledgeable, really SMART and what i liked the most is that they don't BS you. if they don't know they're going to tell you they don't. BUT, they will find out whenever they can and let you know. other places i spoke with would just tell me what i wanted to hear and hoped i would fall for it. there is a reason why they're a reputable and widely respected practice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Oakwood Legal Group, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Terani Law Firm
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Meatco Provision, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Richardson, Bambrick, Cermak & Fair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Civil Tort Department
  • Santa Monica City Attorneys Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • City Attorney's Office, Santa Monica
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • $1,400,000.00 Brain Injury/Auto Accident
  • $1,400,000.00
  • $2,300,000 Auto Accident/DUI
  • $2,300,000
  • Semi vs Auto
  • $975,000
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member - Personal Injury Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Non-CACJ Member Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Westwood Recreation Center
  • Park Advisory Board Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • Filipino

Awards

  • America's Top 100 High Stake Litigators
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firm Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2013
  • Very Good Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2013
  • Preferred Member
  • Trustlink
  • 2012
  • 5 Star - A Rating
  • Trustlink
  • 2011
  • 5 Year Anniversary Proudly Serving The Community
  • LexisNexis
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • A Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • ViITA Volunteer
  • VITA
  • 2011
  • Mentor
  • JUMP
  • 2010
  • Mentorship
  • JUMP
  • 2009
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Admission
  • Supreme Court of California
  • 2006
  • Member
  • State Bar of California
  • 2006
  • Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • UCLA
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Westwood Recreation Center
  • Youth Awareness
  • 2013
  • JUMP Mentorship Program
  • Young Adults & The Legal Profession
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (99)
Given (184)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Terani. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to get great results for clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
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"I endorse this lawyer. He is well known in the community as a tireless advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is and skilled and well-respected in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
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"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael D. Terani is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients extremely well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael Terani. A review of his Avvo submissions confirms that he is a zealous advocate for her clients. The legal community certainly respects Mr. Terani."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Terani is a very knowledgeable personal injury attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has earned the respect and trust of fellow lawyers and clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Personal injury Lawyer Michael D. Terani
Michael D. Terani
Personal injury Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 16 years
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