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Michael Leslie Maguire

About me

My diverse business and professional background and personal experiences give me an ability to comperhend your problems and to solve them quickly and cost effectively.  I spent years working as a broker on Wall Street where I was responsible for numerous multi-million dollar transactions every day.  That skillset helps me understand numbers and balance sheets better than most attorneys and. often, better than opposing accountants thus giving my clients the edge in negotiations or at trial.


I also went through a very unpleasant divorce myself many years ago and that experience colors the way I practice law today in that I treat my clients and their case with the utmost respect that I believe they deserve.  That means that I fully explain and get the client's approival before taking any major legal action(s) and I try to focus on resolving the case issues to my client's maximum benefit but at a minimum cost. 


I was also very fortunate in my past to have had a wonderful career as a Tony Award winning performer that has a very positive influence on my law practice by giving me an ease with practically everyone I meet, especially Judges, and I strive to maintain a level of personal integrity that is second to none so that, when I speak on my client's behalf, the Court and the opposition hear and clearly understand my client's perspective on the issues. 


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    2 years, 20 cases
  2. Divorce: 25%
    2 years, 50 cases
  3. Alimony: 25%
    2 years, 30 cases
  4. Child Custody: 25%
    2 years, 29 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates

301 N. Canon Dr.
Suite 320
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Home Restoration AwardCity of Los Angeles1999
Tony AwardTheater Guild1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSouthwestern Law School2014 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates2013 - Present
PartnerCohen & Maguire2012 - 2013
AssociateKolodny & Anteau2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Motorcycle AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Super LawyersTo Dream a Dream of Family Law2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Oberlin Conservatory of MusicVoiceOther - BachelorsN/A
University of MichiganMusic - VoiceMasterN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SCALE Lecture SeriesLatest Trends in California Family Law2014